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Phlebotomist Laboratory Assistant PRN

Req #: 17010045
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Job Category: Laboratory
Organization: FH North Pinellas

Description
Work Hours/Shift

3AM-8AM
 
Florida Hospital North Pinellas
 
 
You will be responsible for:
  • Performs venipuncture according to SOP and with minimum trauma to patients.
  • Greets patients using the AIDET model and labels specimens with 2 primary identifiers.
  • Receives and accessions samples into the lab computer system and distributes samples to proper departments.
  • Processes and prepares samples for testing for send-outs as well as in-house testing.
  • Assists techs with minor pre-analytic duties as time permits.
  • Prints collection summary reports to resolve problems concerning pending orders.
  • Ensures proper and timely collection of requested labs including stats and timed collections.
  • Distributes 24 hour urine containers with required preservative and instruction labels.
  • Follows Infection Control policies for isolation patients and wears PPE appropriate for duties.
  • Performs EKGs when required as part of the duties on the Outpatient Care Center.
  • Registers Outpatients, Outreach and Contract patients in the LIS.
  • Performs deletion of tests and crediting of test charges.
  • Performs order entry of requested procedures in the LIS.
  • Inventories, orders and maintains proper level of phlebotomy and office supplies.
  • Handles telephone calls in a courteous manner accepting and transferring callers to proper areas.
  • Faxes test results to physicians, nursing and other authorized agencies as required.
  • Educates customers on special collection techniques.
  • Serves as liaison between the laboratory and other hospital departments.
  • Trains new staff on procedures involved with all job duties.
Qualifications
What will you need?
  • General knowledge of pre-analytic laboratory testing functions.
  • General knowledge of phlebotomy equipment and use.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Computer skills associated with laboratory information systems.
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Completion of an accredited phlebotomy training program with certificate.
  • One year experience as a Phlebotomist (Preferred)
  • Experience working in a Hospital based laboratory (Preferred)
  • Certified as a Phlebotomist by a national accrediting agency. (Preferred)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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