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Phlebotomist

Company: White Plains Hospital Center
Location: White Plains
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

White Plains Hospital Job Description Title: Phlebotomist Job Code: 500308 Department/Location: Department of Laboratories FLSA Status: NE Reports to: Phlebotomy Supervisor Position Summary Obtaining blood specimens (where applicable to a specific position) from patients for laboratory analysis, observing protocols and methods established by the Department of Laboratories, including the accessioning routine for proper identification and processing of such specimens. Performs other duties as assigned. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following: 1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of department and hospital policies and procedures and there execution 3. Attend staff meetings and in-services 4. Complete competency requirements 5. Demonstrate ability to maintain a safe environment and use universal precaution 6. Ability to obtain blood or other specimens using varied technique on all age groups 7. Proficient in the use of the laboratory information system and hospital information system (where applicable) 8. Maintain supplies in a neat and orderly manner 9. Maintain a professional appearance and attitude 10. Make appropriate decisions independently 11. Prioritize workload 12. Inform management of problems 13. Maintain confidentiality of patient data 14. Cross training in ATC, MLW, Phlebotomy/Accessioning, Blood Donors (Where Applicable) 15. Provides information to pre-operative patients 16. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Education # Experience Requirements Education: # High School graduate or GED. # Basic computer skills. # In-service training on LIS and HIS computer systems Licensure: # Phlebotomy Certification preferred when applicable to a specific position. Experience: # Previous phlebotomy experience when applicable. # Previous experience in a healthcare environment. Core Competencies Flexibility Organized Adaptability Attention to Detail Stress Tolerance Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements # Work Environment ' May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital#s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital#s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. ' Ability to move about the department and multiple patient locations frequently throughout the work day. ' Excellent eye hand coordination and dexterity needed to perform venipunctures. ' Ability to detect and greet patients ' Communicates frequently with patients who may have questions and requires exchange of accurate information. Primary Population Served Check appropriate box(s) below: Neonatal (birth # 28 days) Patients with exceptional communication needs Infant (29 days # less than 1 year) Patients with developmental delays Pediatric (1 # 12 years) Patients at end of life Adolescent (13 # 17 years) Patients under isolation precautions Adult (18 # 64 years) Patients with cultural needs Geriatric (# 65 years) 'All populations Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities Non-patient care population The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.

White Plains Hospital Job Description

Title: Phlebotomist Job Code: 500308

Department/Location:

Department of

Laboratories

FLSA Status: NE

Reports to:

Phlebotomy Supervisor

Position Summary

Obtaining blood specimens (where applicable to a specific position) from patients for laboratory analysis, observing protocols and

methods established by the Department of Laboratories, including the accessioning routine for proper identification and processing of

such specimens. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of department and hospital policies and procedures and there execution

  3. Attend staff meetings and in-services

  4. Complete competency requirements

  5. Demonstrate ability to maintain a safe environment and use universal precaution

  6. Ability to obtain blood or other specimens using varied technique on all age groups

  7. Proficient in the use of the laboratory information system and hospital information system (where applicable)

  8. Maintain supplies in a neat and orderly manner

  9. Maintain a professional appearance and attitude

  10. Make appropriate decisions independently

  11. Prioritize workload

  12. Inform management of problems

  13. Maintain confidentiality of patient data

  14. Cross training in ATC, MLW, Phlebotomy/Accessioning, Blood Donors (Where Applicable)

  15. Provides information to pre-operative patients

  16. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

Education:

  • High School graduate or GED.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • In-service training on LIS and HIS computer systems

Licensure:

  • Phlebotomy Certification preferred when applicable to a specific position.

Experience:

  • Previous phlebotomy experience when applicable.
  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment.

Core Competencies

Flexibility

Organized

Adaptability

Attention to Detail

Stress Tolerance

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

' May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed

to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site

(Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

' Ability to move about the department and multiple patient locations frequently throughout the work day.

' Excellent eye hand coordination and dexterity needed to perform venipunctures.

' Ability to detect and greet patients

' Communicates frequently with patients who may have questions and requires exchange of accurate information.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

Neonatal (birth - 28 days) Patients with exceptional communication needs

Infant (29 days - less than 1 year) Patients with developmental delays

Pediatric (1 - 12 years) Patients at end of life

Adolescent (13 - 17 years) Patients under isolation precautions

Adult (18 - 64 years) Patients with cultural needs

Geriatric (> 65 years) 'All populations

Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs

of White Plains Hospital.

Keywords: White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains , Phlebotomist, Other , White Plains, New York

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