JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cooperates with other departments in a team approach to achieve objectives and goals. Performs routine phlebotomies, while providing safe patient care.
Ensures that equipment and facilities are in proper condition for use in delivering health care.
Maintains good personal relations and communications among all staff.
Inventories lab supplies and restocks. Clean equipment and work area.
Dispose of contaminated materials in appropriate containers.
Attends meetings and participates in a positive manner.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Performs related work as required.
Assists with OSHA requirements.
Knowledge of current medical terminology and the ability to communicate with medical staff regarding laboratory issues. Skill in anticipating and reacting calmly to emergency situations. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
Essential job functions included: physical control, dexterity, visual perception and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing, sitting, walking, bending and occasional light to moderate lifting. This includes assisting patients in ambulating within the clinic.
General supervision is received from the Lab Director or Lab Supervisor. Refers unusual or complex patient requests or technical questions concerning lab policy or procedure to an available tech or requesting physician. Finished work is subject to review by a physician or director. The incumbent is subject to overtime. The incumbent may be required to work occasional weekends on a rotation basis as directed by the supervisor.
High school education. Additional training by an accredited program in phlebotomy is beneficial. Previous experience in phlebotomy or the ability to learn basic phlebotomy skills showing an ability to learn the fine motor skills required to obtain blood samples. The ability to learn and perform x-rays under the supervision of the physicians and receive certification from the state of Arkansas.