Clinical Laboratory Assistant II (Phlebotomist)

  • Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
  • 850 West Central Texas Expressway Harker Heights Texas 76548 United States
  • Feb 13, 2018
As needed Allied Health

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This position is responsible for functioning independently in the following areas: Phlebotomy, Client services and Send-outs. Training for, and services provided by this position are appropriate to patients of all age groups. Associate performs phlebotomy and routine tests in a medical laboratory and maintains records. Work is performed under general supervision.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

·       Performs analysis of patient samples under the leadership of MLS or MLT as assigned

·       Performs special procedures such as difficult venipunctures, Micro plate set ups, preparation of reference lab samples, etc.

·       Performs and coordinates clerical tasks around outpatient paperwork filing and billing needs

·       Documents QA around accuracy of outpatient orders

·       Operates, monitors and maintains basic laboratory equipment needs according to established policies and procedures

·       Serves as positive resource for peers and students

·       Coordinates the activities related to duties and responsibilities of other Lab Assistants Clinical

·       Promotes teamwork

·       Communicates problems and needs to the supervisor

·       Follows all hospital and departmental policies and procedures

·       Collects and receives specimens following established departmental policies and procedures

·       Monitors pneumatic tube system and any other route used for specimen entry into the laboratory

·       Assumes independent responsibility for all clerical report and specimen intake computer functions in the laboratory

·       Follows established procedures for the environment of care and laboratory safety

·       Utilizes judicious use of time, supplies, equipment and resources 

·       Utilizes time management skills to complete work 

·       Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance as needed. 

·       Utilizes appropriate chain of command 

·       Utilizes courtesy and sensitivity, demonstrates effective and respectful communication

·       Cooperates with staffing and scheduling requirements to meet the needs of the department/Network

·        Performs other duties as assigned

  POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Skills and Attributes

·       Must have the ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic 

·       Accepts responsibility for learning and maintaining knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures 

·       Accepts responsibility for remaining current on department based competencies, including all regulatory requirements 

·       Accepts responsibility for remaining current on procedures for the environment of care and laboratory safety

·       Accepts responsibility for learning appropriate specimen collection procedures

 

Education/Skills/Experience:

·       High school education / GED is required

·       2 years laboratory experience is required or Bachelor's degree in Life Science can substitute for the required experience  

 

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:

·       Current American Heart Association BLS certification required

·       American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) phlebotomy certification (PBT) is preferred