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Southern Ohio Medical Center Phlebotomist/EKG Technician in Portsmouth, Ohio


  • Works under the supervision of the Laboratory Support Services Manager. The Phlebotomist/EKG Technician's primary job function is to perform venipunctures/other specimen collections, order/label, accession and prepare all specimens for Laboratory testing. Performs and processes electrocardiograms. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Education:

  • High School Diploma or successful completion of an equivalent High School Exam Required

  • Licensure:

  • BMVL required (Must maintain eligibility to dirive as determined by SOMC insurance carriers)

  • Phlebotomy certification preferred

  • Experience:

  • Previous phlebotomy experience preferred

  • Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, patient's family, physicians and other members of the hospital staff.

  • Essential Technical/Motor Skills:

  • Ability to operate computer input terminal. Ability to perform phlebotomy techniques including special procedures such as blood cultures and heelsticks/fingersticks.

  • Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally lifts 20 pounds and frequently carries 10 pounds or less. Must stand and/or walk for six to eight hours to obtain specimens and perform testing. Requires the ability to adjust to fluctuating workload and meeting established deadlines.

  • Essential Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to follow established procedures. Ability to pay close attention to detail when drawing and labeling specimens and performing testing. Requires the ability to adjust to fluctuating workload and meeting established deadlines.

  • Essential Sensory Requirements:

  • Requires good vision and color discrimination to perform testing.

  • Exposure to Hazards:

  • Exposure to bio-hazardous materials, specimens, needles and infectious diseases in clinical laboratory and patient care environments. Chemical exposure in laboratory testing areas.

  • Other:

  • N/A


  • The following is a summary of the major job duties of this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Identifies themselves and department and explains the procedure to be performed to the patient.

  • Verifies patient identification. Performs phlebotomies including venipunctures and fingersticks on adults and children/infant heelsticks. Follows all safety and infection control policies when performing procedures.

  • Labels, dates and processes obtained specimens. Transports and distributes specimens to the appropriate work center for analysis. Processes for analysis. Processes microbiology specimens as required.

  • Runs collection lists. Prepares laboratory pendings and specimens for transport to other sections and to reference laboratories.

  • Centrifuges specimens and distributes to work stations.

  • Performs and processes electrocardiograms.

  • Participates in training and orientation of new employees and students.

  • Cleans and stocks work area as needed.

  • Performs clerical and computer functions as needed.

  • Orders tests

  • Receives and electronically records receipt in Laboratory Information System (LIS) of all specimens. Assures samples received are appropriate for test(s) ordered.

  • Quick registers patient in Lab Information System, orders testing (LIS), labels and accessions specimens for laboratory testing. Enters patient, stay, order comments and/or special instructions in Order/Entry function of LIS.

  • Distributes all specimens to appropriate department for laboratory testing, gathers specimens for final storage, and retrieves specimens for “add-on” testing.

  • Performs other duties as assigned