Elliot Health System Phlebotomist in Windham, New Hampshire
POSITION SUMMARY, Family Medicine at Windham
The phlebotomist is responsible for the collection, ordering verification, labeling, handling, transportation and documentation of patient specimens in a variety of locations. Ensures that both the patient and the laboratory are provided with all necessary information, and that the patient is comfortable and safe.
Accurately identifies patient at time of collection according to policy in all settings and labels all specimens in the presence of the patient.
Performs routine and advanced venipuncture using standard precautions according to department standards in a variety of locations and on all age groups.
Performs routine and stat capillary collections in a variety of settings on all age groups.
Is knowledgeable and can communicate the instructions for both blood and non-blood specimen collection and handling.
Accurately performs computerized clerical duties, verifying and or placing orders, obtaining work lists, and documentation of all collections.
Prepares specimens for processing, operates centrifuges, aliquot samples, and completes documentation associated with the tests ordered.
Facilitates delivery of specimens to the appropriate areas in the laboratory within established time lines keeping all samples in appropriate conditions to ensure quality.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Ability to work in a team atmosphere and independently.
Ability to initiate actions as needed utilizing good judgment and problem solving skills.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
Ability to work in a stressful environment without compromise of decision making skills or disposition.
Ability to multitask without compromising accuracy and quality.
Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively.
Ability to deliver excellent customer service skills both in person and on telephone.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Phlebotomy training course preferred.
Experience: Previous experience preferred.
Certification/Licensure: None required.
Other: Valid driver’s license required. Proof of automobile insurance required. Motor vehicle background report will be conducted.