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Phlebotomist (Claiborne Co./New Tazewell)

Description

PHLEBOTOMIST

Location: (Claiborne Co./New Tazewell)

Summary:  By utilizing a team-based model, a Phlebotomist prepares and process patient’s blood test for our laboratory.

Responsibilities Include the following:

 The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Completes all direct nursing care “due” at the time of patient visit to ensure 100 percent compliance, under the supervision of the physician or nurse practitioner.
     
  • Explain blood test procedure to patient.

  • Collect routine skin puncture of venous blood to be analyzed.

  • Prepare specimens for transport to ensure stability of sample.

  • Update patient records.

  • Responsible the preparation of stains and reagents, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment.

  • Administer blood pressure check, pulse, and respiration rate.

  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
• Complete annual education requirements. 
• Always maintain patient confidentiality.
• Report to work on time and as scheduled. Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
• Wear identification while on duty.
• Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.  
• Always represent the organization in a positive and professional manner.
• Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.  
• Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
• Attend regular staff meetings and in-services as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education & Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent; One to two years related experience in medical office and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Medical Assistant with phlebotomy training accepted.

Certificates and Licenses:

Certified Phlebotomy Technician preferred. Maintain professional certification.

Certification in CPR and OSHA training. 

Current, unexpired TN Driver’s License with clean driving history (if applicable- some jobs may not require working at multiple locations).

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have computer skills and accuracy with data entry. Must be able to utilize EMR systems

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Physical Demands:
 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Work may require long and irregular hours and under pressure conditions
  • Work is performed indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office setting
  • Clinic may be crowded and noisy at times.
  • Usual clinic functions, which may require physical tasks such as: frequent lifting materials and/or patients up to 20 pounds and up to 50 pounds infrequently.
  • Requires standing and/or walking for long hours.
  • Requires ability to distinguish between letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Requires a normal range of vision.
  • Requires awareness of personal limitations and flexibility.
  • Must be able to function well under normal and sometimes heavy workloads.
  • Must be able to maintain composure under stressful, heavy workload demands.
  • Must demonstrate confidentiality, loyalty, and ability to work well with others.
  • Must consistently provide a high degree of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Must maintain good public relations with all other levels of practice personnel.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other hazardous conditions common in the clinical environment.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Cherokee Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetics.

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