Phlebotomist I will be trained to perform venipunctures and skin punctures on all age groups, from neonates through adults. Phlebotomist I will obtain blood specimens, process specimens for analysis, utilize the appropriate computer systems to register patients, facilitate billing, and perform overall specimen accessioning and processing. Phlebotomist I will have interpersonal communication ability to explain the blood drawing process and to show a comforting attitude toward patients.
Performs venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens according to Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines.
Knowledge of adequate and correct collection requirements.
Performs accessioning procedures appropriately and accurately to ensure positive identification of the specimens Exhibits accuracy in specimen identification, labeling, accessioning, processing, and patient billing.
Demonstrates basic problem solving skills.
Recognizes and resolves basic discrepancies as appropriate.
Escalates more advances problems and discrepancies to appropriate Phlebotomist III, Analytical Specialist or Supervisor and Team Leader.
Provides for timely transport of the specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.
Accurately processes specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedure and provides for timely transport of the specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.
Evaluates specimen suitability and acceptability.
Resolves discrepancies as appropriate.
Initiates recollection process as appropriate.
Accurately processes specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedure.
Knows and abides by the Geisinger and related policies and procedures including compliance policies.
Provides phlebotomy coverage as trained and required to Geisinger Community Practice offices, skilled nursing facilities, or performs in-home phlebotomy for homebound patients.
Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body
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