8 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
The position is responsible for phlebotomy, specimen processing/handling, Works under daily supervision of assigned Laboratory Supervisor or designee. Processing all specimen types to assure accurate type of registration, processing of specimens, and ordering tests. Maintaining adequate supplies, and participates in interdepartmental communication.
Ages of Patients
Blood Borne Pathogens
Required: Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
Preferred: 1 year experience as CPT
Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
Properly identifies patient using two identifiers and collects specimens by venipuncture, heelstick, or fingerstick by established protocol.
Orders and processes laboratory requests in accordance with established procedures to assure timely and accurate collection and reporting priorities.
Adheres to HIPAA standards when using, disclosing or requesting protected health information.
Collects and processes all necessary paperwork, assuring appropriate billing and reporting by courier, fax, or laboratory printer.
Utilizes time productively: maintains cleanliness (including disinfecting work area), reorders and /or restocks supplies, assists co-workers with tasks.
Complies with all State and federal regulations.
Follows established protocol for laboratory encounters.
Researches specimen problems w/ resolution and appropriate documentation.
Trains new staff members.
Accesses, interprets, and acts on shift/daily follow-up tasks to ensure that all specimens have been processed and in a timely manner.
Demonstrates ability to process, audit, and order body fluids correctly for Inpatient and Outpatient specimens.
Consults with professional Clinical Laboratory Scientist staff regarding problems.
Works closely with nurses and physicians to ensure that ambiguous or unusual test requests are handled appropriately.
Centrifuges and prepares specimens for transport.
Creates/receives packing lists as needed.
Handles laboratory results, reports, shipping documents appropriately
Acts as a liaison for the laboratory to all other departments, staff, patients, and visitors.
Answers telephone and responds to questions or directs calls to appropriate individual.
Ensures that all passwords are up to date at all times.
Completes monthly phlebotomy competencies in a timely manner.
Maintains compliance with all netlearning modules.
Performs all duties proficiently, efficiently, and accurately.
Performs daily/weekly/monthly safety and maintenance logs.
Uses all laboratory equipment appropriately (pneumatic tube, fax, centrifuges, computers, copiers)
Performs Laboratory and Emergency Department downtime procedures.