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Job Description


1) Draws blood from patients or donors in hospital, blood bank, or similar facility for analysis or other medical purposes: Assembles equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray, according to requirements for specified tests or procedures.

2) Verifies or records identity of patient or donor and converses with patient or donor to allay fear of procedure.

3) Applies tourniquet to arm, locates accessible vein, swabs puncture area with antiseptic, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube or bag.

4) Withdraws needle, applies treatment to puncture site, and labels and stores blood container for subsequent processing.

5) May prick finger to draw blood.

6) May conduct interviews, take vital signs, and draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood bank.

Phlebotomists Duties

Phlebotomists duties and responsibilities center around the obtaining and proper handling of human blood. The basic services of the phlebotomist include taking blood samples from patients and correctly cataloging them for lab analysis, but the importance of the phlebotomist is far more critical than this simple description implies.

Phlebotomists Duties: Critical Responsibilities
Since phlebotomists have an extremely high potential to be exposed to blood borne diseases and contaminants, the level of caution and expertise they use in the execution of their duties is critical to their own safety as well as all others that may be exposed to the fluid samples they draw. Under the direction

Phlebotomists that work in a laboratory environment have the added task of ensuring that samples are correctly analyzed by enforcing quality control and safety measures to prevent the contamination of samples during analysis. Prior to collection. it is the phlebotomist’s responsibility to assure that all collection instruments and environments are sterile and of first use. will also include being responsible for transportation of fluid samples between the sample site and the laboratory.of a physician or other licensed health care professional. In some cases the phlebotomists duties will also include being responsible for performing certain functions to process blood samples for further analysis by attending medical professionals. and subsequently must complete and file companion paperwork to trace the route of the sample from collection through lab work through final analysis and diagnosis and finally to proper disposal of the fluids. Any error in the job of a phlebotomist can have consequences that range from misdiagnosis to fatal contamination. Additional Phlebotomists Duties Some phlebotomists duties. In addition. phlebotomists on a hospital staff will also be required to train other phlebotomists in sample collection and follow up. . phlebotomists duties includes collecting samples of blood and other fluids from patients. After sample collection. for example those that conduct home care visits. the phlebotomists duties will include correctly labeling the collection container with pertinent patient information for identification.

. Enhances phlebotomy department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests. exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays by collaborating with nursing personnel to ensure appropriate drug dose to collection time. secure. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities. Creating a Safe. reading professional publications. Informing Others . dating. Infection Control. maintaining daily tallies of collections performed. Performs bleeding-times tests by entering results to the computer. Maintains safe. referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification. federal. Monitors glucose levels by using glucometer ( if required). and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures. Quality Focus. Phlebotomist Job Duties:           Verifies test requisitions by comparing information with registration section . Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique. reporting results to lab scientist/unit Head. notifying supervisor of unresolved orders. Procedural Skills. and local requirements. maintaining personal networks. Lab Environment. Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards. Effective Environment. notifying pathologist of results falling outside normal ranges. Performing Diagnostic Procedures. participating in professional organizations. Hospital Environment. hospital policies and procedures. Tracks collected specimens by initialling. Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingerprick. Bedside Manner. pathologist. and noting times of collection. recording results. Verifies patient by reading patient identification. observing isolation procedures. following department procedures. Attention to Detail. state. performing screening procedures. .    Skills/Qualifications: Analyzing Information . nursing station. or reference laboratory. bringing discrepancies to the attention of unit personnel. and jcaho standards.Description: Phlebotomist Phlebotomist Job Purpose: Serves patients by preparing specimens for laboratory testing. complying with legal regulations. Resolves unusual test orders by contacting the physician.

following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks. ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced. recording and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues. constructing. Tasks typically involve:            performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations. keeping up to date with technical developments. maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment.The main function of a scientific laboratory technician is to perform the specific scientific procedures that allow scientists to perform the more complex analytical processes of the laboratory. . conducting searches on identified topics relevant to the research. carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses. titrators. preparing specimens and samples. especially those which can save time and improve reliability. pipetting machines and pH meters. demonstrating practical procedures if working in education. for example centrifuges. using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs.

*11. Reviews and processes orders for laboratory procedures for patients. *4. Duties of the Job *1. . *7. *6. *5. Records testing information and files laboratory reports. Assists in writing descriptions of routines necessary to perform tests. Operates standard laboratory equipment and some specialized equipment. *12. Inventories and orders laboratory and office supplies ( contact Lab secretaries) *9. *8. *3. *10. Communicates patient and laboratory information. Performs routine tests and specialized tests as ordered by medical professionals. Performs phlebotomy ( WHEN REQUIRED) and processing of specimens to be sent to outside labs. Maintains quality control of specimen samples. Maintains a safe environment in the laboratory. 13. *2.LAB SCIENTIST. Cleans and restocks laboratory facility. Supervises student /lab assistant/lab technicians/phlemotomist on daily basis. Plants routine microbiology specimens.

the MLS or CLS is a general supervisor for waived. Validates and reports results of tests performed. preventive maintenance. routine chemistry. standardizes and maintains instruments following established procedures. including arterial puncture. infection control to include . After probation is satisfactorily completed. reagents. Performs phlebotomies. *Note – ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists). The MLS or CLS will adhere to the Mission and Values of Presentation Medical Center. Independent judgment. AMT (American Medical Technologists) MAJOR TASKS.MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST / (Medical Technologist) STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The Medical Laboratory Scientist works under the supervision of the Administrative Lab Director and is responsible for performing tests and reporting results to the physician for use in diagnosis. Assists with orientation and teaching students and new employees. microscopy. capillary punctures and venipunctures as appropriate for the patient requiring the procedure. Calibrates. Researches and develops new procedures as assigned. troubleshooting protocols to ensure proper functioning of instruments. moderate and high complexity testing. therapeutic drug monitoring) according to established laboratory protocols and procedures. procedures. treatment and/or monitoring treatment of diseases. Delivers patients reports according to times indicated in policy and collection manual. immunohematology. Processes specimens utilizing protocols and technical knowledge. and National certification (AMT or AMTS) is required. exposure control plan (blood-borne pathogens). professional education. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs tasks. duties and/or complex tests in all areas of the laboratory assigned (hematology. Performs quality control. immunology. Follows established safety practices including biohazards. bacteriology.

families. policy and North Dakota licensure requirements. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients. and chemical hygiene standard. Attends all inservice education as required by hospital. employee right to know (hazardous chemicals).universal precautions. visitors and fellow employees to ensure a profession . Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively as part of a department / unit / team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department/unit’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.