Altru Health System

Phlebotomist - Clinic Lab

Grand Forks, ND
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Nov 30, 2020
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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
  • Performs patient identification and specimen labeling according to standard operating procedures.
  • Understands the phlebotomy processes and techniques in order to obtain quality blood specimens to ensure that correct decisions are made regarding specimen collection.
  • 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.

Education & Experience

A minimum of 6 months of related experience; Preferred

Knowledge & Skills

Demonstrates strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills; Required

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