Position Summary: Performs order entry and medical necessity screening for Medicare patients. Presents patient with an ABN and explains why the test is non-covered. Performs specimen collection, including venipuncture, capillary draws, urine collection, and culture receipt. Responsible for accessioning, sorting, preparation, and processing specimens for analysis according to industry standards. Demonstrates proper infection control. Demonstrates proper patient identification. Performs proper and prompt specimen transport. Performs proper drug screen collection and processing. Performs EKGs. Performs waived testing. Performs proper pre-analytical and post-analytical processing of lab specimens. Answers lab phones, and responds to questions. Demonstrates ability to recognize emergent conditions and reacts appropriately. Provides services in a professional and patient centered manner. Actively participates in lab process improvement project.
-High School diploma
-Experience working in the clinical setting preferred.
-Certification from nationally recognized agency as a phlebotomist upon hire; *In place of a certification a Bachelor of Science degree in a physical science maybe substituted.
-American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the TH Organizational Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the TH Organizational Development Office are approved by TH Organizational Development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two (2) years.
-Basic computer skills required.
-Strong customer service skills required.
Physical Requirements: Light Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert up to 15 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.