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Lab Support Staff Phlebotomist

Exeter Hospital


Location:
Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
Date:
05/22/2017
2017-05-222038-01-18
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Part Time
Shift:
1st Shift, 2nd Shift
Categories:
  • Healthcare
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Job Details

Participates in all areas of phlebotomy specimen processing while providing superior customer service. The schedule is part time 18 hours per week with varied shift schedules.   Every third weekend rotation is required.

 

  1. Performs duties of a Phlebotomist: Collects blood specimens from patients of all ages and types (i.e.. patients with mastectomies; stroke and burn victims) by venipuncture or capillary technique using at least two identifiers (name; date of birth; medical record number).
  2. Labels each specimen completely; accurately and legibly. Accurately match patient ID using at least two forms (name; DOB; medical record number) on specimens; original requisitions and Meditech face sheet. Investigates discrepancies and makes corrections.
  3. Knowledgeable of appropriate specimen requirements and handling for tests on the requisition. Maintains specimen integrity including; but not limited to placing specimens in ice or warm water as per protocol; mixing anti-coagulant tubes; centrifugation as required. Delivers specimens to appropriate work stations in a timely manner.
  4. Understands and interprets a Meditech lab requisition; verifies any questionable orders.Corrects any errors in orders including; but not limited to duplicate panels; wrong provider; incomplete order entry.
  5. Prioritize specimen processing based and specimen priority (Routine vs. STAT); patient location (outpatient vs. inpatient vs. Emergency Department/OR patient); specimen stability.
  6. Performs Meditech specimen receipt function and orders tests in Meditech via the lab modules.
  7. Provide customer service support to nursing units and physician offices on all lab related needs including; but not limited to; faxing results; phoning STAT or critical results; researching specimen requirements; assisting with Meditech order codes. Responds to calls and pages within established timeframes.
  8. Ready specimens for shipment to a reference lab to include separating by temperature and site batching.
  9. Performs other clerical duties as assigned.
  10. May assist in orienting new staff to the duties of the position. 

Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent

Previous experience strongly preferred


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