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Sr Phlebotomist

Company: Lifespan
Location: East Providence
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Under general supervision performs responsibilities associated with obtaining blood and other patient specimens in accordance with established procedures. Works primarily in satellite physician offices to obtain samples from adults and pediatric patients for routine and specialized tests. Prepares specimens to be transported to laboratory for testing. Prepares and maintains related records. Responsibilities:
Reviews patient appointments to determine venipunctures or capillary blood punctures to be performed. Reference pathology handbook and obtains additional clarifying information from physician as necessary regarding procedures and requirements for test ordered. Ensures supplies and equipment necessary to carry out scheduled procedures are available. Verifies identify of patient following established procedures and proper patient preparation prior to venipuncture such as fasting or special diet. Explains procedures to patient in order to allay anxiety. May obtain blood samples from patient according to venipuncture or capillary puncture technique. Alerts physician to any deviations from puncture or adverse patient condition. Obtains samples for specialized tests (thyroid releasing hormone therapeutic drug monitoring D-Xylose tolerance). Verifies volume and timing of dosage. May monitor patient as assigned to observe reactions including diaphoresis sleeping etc. Performs coagulation tests such as bleeding times. May perform certain waived laboratory tests (as defined by the clinical Laboratory Improvement Act and Rhode Island State Licensure). Such testing may include dipstick or tablet urinalysis fecal occult blood visual color-comparison analysis for ovulation or pregnancy blood glucose using glucose monitoring devices blood cholesterol test and the like. Labels dates records wraps and prepares samples appropriately for transport by courier to laboratory for testing and analysis. Ensures samples are picked up and delivered by courier services in a timely manner. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies required; reorders as appropriate to meet anticipated needs. Obtains patient demographic and health insurance information for registration and billing requirements. Prepares and maintains records of patients seen type and number of specimens obtained and supplies used. Documents hours worked for payroll purposes. Performs duties according to Hospital policy and universal precautions. Disinfects work area and equipment according to established methods and procedures to prevent spread of infection and/or disease. May perform similar duties at Hospital location as required for both in-patient and out-patient population. Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE: Level of knowledge generally acquired through high school plus accredited course through a hospital or a community college. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences certification preferred. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. EXPERIENCE: One year previous phlebotomy experience with demonstrated venipuncture proficiency and ability to function independently. - Knowledge of blood collector equipment anticoagulants used special precautions and interferences and ability to implement principles of aseptic techniques. Basic knowledge of anatomy physiology infection control specimen processing medical terminology anatomic terminology first aid and safety. Manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to perform venipuncture techniques and capillary puncture on adults children and infants and visual acuity to distinguish chromatic colors. Demonstrated skills and ability to effectively communicate with all levels allay fears of patients and to perform other activities which require courtesy and tact. INDEPENDENT ACTION: Functions independently in carrying out duties at satellite locations. Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification of departmental policies and procedure may be required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None. Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. - - Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Location: CM-East Providence-East Providence Internal Medicine-450 Vet USA:RI:East Providence Work Type: Part Time Shift: Shift 1 Union: Non-Union

Keywords: Lifespan, East Providence , Sr Phlebotomist, Healthcare , East Providence, Rhode Island

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