Company: Williamson Medical Center
Posted on: June 25, 2022
The Inpatient Phlebotomist is responsible for performing phlebotomy
on inpatients including adults, adolescents, and infants with a
focus on patient care, and positive communication with patients,
hospital staff and co-workers conducting laboratory tests which
provide information to physicians for the diagnosis, prevention or
treatment of diseases in patients.
Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Exhibits and adheres to WMCs Standards of Performance in all areas
of job duties and responsibilities.
Participates in hospital initiatives and in departmental goals set
by the Laboratory Director and staff.
Interacts professionally with laboratory management, laboratory
personnel, physicians, hospital personnel, patients and customers
to provide optimal patient care.
Works well with other laboratory employees to maintain an
environment of teamwork.
Exercises all laboratory safety precautions and adheres OSHA and
TOSHA safety regulations
Positively identifies patients, labels specimens and enters results
using two unique identifiers. Maintains working knowledge of
laboratory policies and procedures.
Maintains current knowledge and adheres to hospital policies and
state, federal and other regulatory re-quirements
Responds appropriately to tests with a priority of STAT, call
results or timed specimens
Responsible for training new employees and students as
Phlebotomy for inpatients of all ages
Collection of state required newborn screening
Collection of urine drug screens
Use of computer and handheld computer system to properly identify
patients and document issues.
Assisting in other areas of the lab as needed.
Formal Education / Training:
High school graduate or equivalent
Phlebotomy training or work experience; phlebotomy certification
Good people skills necessary
Mobilab experience preferredEquipment and Skills Training:
Computer, printer, phlebotomy, customer service
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of medical laboratory science
Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex
Ability to work independently, be attentive to detail and maintain
a positive attitude
Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to
prioritize scheduling of work
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial and
Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely
Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients,
physicians, or others in a professional manner
Strong computer skillsPhysical and Environment Requirements:
Exposure to blood and body fluids, infectious and contagious
Ability to communicate in English verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform multi-functional tasks.
Ability to read computer screen, distinguish color, hear phone and
conduct interpersonal communications
Ability to learn, reason and perform mathematical calculations
related to job.
Ability to use critical thinking skills.
Requires light to moderate work with 40 pounds maximum weight to
lift and carry.
Manual dexterity and mobility in both hands; exposed to repetitive
Frequent reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
Requires prolonged standing and walking
Flexibility to shift schedule, work extra hours or overtime as
needed by staffing deficits or high patient vol-umesKey
Positively identifies patients and specimens
0 ID errors = 4
1 ID error = 3
2 ID errors =2
> / = 3 ID errors= 1
Selects correct patient in Meditech and handhelds
Properly labels specimens using 2 identifiers.
Uses handheld computers properly for specimen collection
Uses proper technique for specimen collection and ensures proper
collection for specimen integrity.
Produces work that does not have to be redone.
0-0.25 % error rate = 5
0.26-0.75% error rate= 4
0.76-1.50% error rate = 3
1.51-1.99% error rate = 2
> 2% error rate = 1
Blood cultures are volumes are adequate.
Average bottle volume is between 5-10mL and:
0-5 % non-standard bottle usage= 5
5.1-10.0% non-standard bottle usage= 4
10.1-15.0 % non-standard bottle usage= 3
15.1-19.9% non-standard bottle usage= 2
> 20% non-standard bottle usage = 1
Blood culture contamination rate is acceptable:
0.0% contamination= 5
0.01-0.50% contamination= 4
0.51-1.00 % contamination= 3
1.01-2.49% contamination= 2
> 2.50% contamination = 1
Turn Around Time within acceptable time criteria for ER patients.
Average time from Ordered to Collected:
20 minutes= 1
Participates in departmental meetings and process improvement teams
(laboratory or hospital, if applicable).
In-services reviewed and signed before due date
Communicates potential issues or opportunities to improve quality
of care or services in a timely manner and in a positive way
Communicates issues or concerns to coordinator or lead tech
Communicates issues or concerns at shift change with co-worker
Documents phone number on communication log and promply answers
phone or returns call.
Reads email and communication logs daily
Enters appropriate Mobilab comments
Motivated takes initiative for work that needs to be done
Helps coordinator with tasks as needed
Willingly seeks out/accepts new responsibilities
Completes assigned floors and goes to other floors without
Actively improves skills and knowledge
Works as a team
Helps co-workers without prompting
Respects differences of age and diversity
Discourages criticism of co-workers
Workload fairly distributed with those on same shift.
Makes good use of time
Follows through on all departmental duties
Helps co-workers as needed
Uses critical thinking skills in all aspects of the job
Adheres to WMC Lab attendance policy
Reports to work on time
Rarely calls out from work
Rarely misses time punches in API
Submits requests for PTO within policy guidelines
Does not take extended meal breaks.
Takes appropriate breaks as dictated by work load.
Follows Hospital and Laboratory Policies on the use of Electronic
Cell phones kept on vibrate
Phones/Electronic/headphone devices used during break/meal times
Does not use personal phones in patient care areas
Uses the hospital internet for work purposes onlyRequired
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