Altru Health System

Phlebotomist Hospital

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
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Posted
Aug 31, 2020
Ref
26250
Industry
Healthcare
Job Type
Long-Term
Job Summary

The Phlebotomist collects (capillary and venipuncture) blood specimens from patients of all ages, assists patients with non-blood collections and is responsible for specimen integrity through accuracy of patient identification, specimen labelling, collection steps and specimen transport. This position performs occasional point-of-care patient testing such as glucose. The phlebotomist provides exceptional customer service.

Essential Job Functions
  • Understands the phlebotomy processes and techniques in order to obtain quality blood specimens to ensure that correct decisions are made regarding specimen collection.
  • Performs patient identification and specimen labeling according to standard operating procedures.
  • Performs, interprets and reports point-of-care testing (e.g. glucose) and quality control.
  • Processes laboratory and patient reports according to standard operating procedure, e.g. printing, recording, distributing, faxing, filing, and retrieving.
  • Recognizes problems, takes appropriate action, documents problems and corrective action, and follows protocol to notify the Supervisor of problems in a timely manner so as not to jeopardize patient care.
  • Actively communicates throughout the shift and manages priority requests in a courteous and timely manner to ensure effective department workflow. Follows up with STAT, ASAP, and Pre-op draws to ensure turnaround times are met.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.


Education & Experience
  • A minimum of 6 months of related experience -Preferred
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills. -Required

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