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Phlebotomist (PRN)
This position is: As Needed Basis
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for obtaining specimens from patients with minimum discomfort and pain for the performance of various blood and chemical analysis.

 

SUPERVISION REQUIRED:  Laboratory Manager

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  None

                                                                       

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Obtaining specimens with a high degree of professionalism and concern for the patients.
  • Become familiar with all procedures and instruction guides pertaining to obtaining specimens and instructing patients.
  • Complete all appropriate forms:  Reference lab log according to protocol.
  • Verify information and patient identity.
  • Deliver specimens to appropriate processing area.
  • Ensure proficiency in aseptic technique.
  • Document tests sent to reference labs and record the results of these tests upon receipt, sending a copy to the doctor and filing a copy in the lab.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all departments.
  • Keep area stocked with supplies.
  • Maintain a file procedure for special patient instructions.
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area.
  • Assist with filing and other clerical duties such as greeting & checking in patients.
  • Responsible for learning insurance requirements.
  • Provide excellent service to both internal and external customers.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of phlebotomy techniques.
  • Knowledge of clinic protocols and polices.
Requirements:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Graduation from an approved phlebotomy training program required.  Phlebotomy certification preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of one year of experience is preferred.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:  Laboratory setting.  Frequent telephone calls and other interruptions which requires being able to handle a fast-paced work environment during entire time at work.   Must be able to prioritize multiple projects.  Must maintain strict confidentiality and exercise professionalism when interacting with staff, managers, supervisors, physicians, external customers, etc.

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: requires continuous standing, sitting, frequent walking, bending, and stooping.  May require heavy lifting 50-100 pounds.   Exposure to possible hazardous materials/conditions and infectious diseases.

 


 

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