Phlebotomist

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Phlebotomist is responsible for performing a wide range of tasks to provide
a specimen of highest analytical quality for testing and accurate information for the system. Phlebotomist will
obtain blood specimens, process specimens for analysis, utilize the appropriate computer systems to register
patients, facilitate billing, and perform overall specimen accessioning and processing. Phlebotomist will have
interpersonal communication ability to explain the blood drawing process and to show a comforting attitude
toward patients. Phlebotomist is responsible for assisting physicians with evaluation, management, and
treatment of patients during office visits and other tasks related to the visit consistent with his/her training
and skills.
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Job Title: Phlebotomist
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor
Department: Clinical
FLSA: Full Time Non-Exempt
JOB Description PDF


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:<

  • Obtaining and processing blood specimens/li>
  • Assures efficient patient flow through the office/li>
  • Prepares patient for examination/li>
  • Assists the physician with patient care during the visit./li>
  • Removing sutures and staples, casting, fitting DME/li>
  • Patient Education/li>
  • Other duties as assigned – i.e. opening, closing, stocking, cleaning equipment/li>
  • Travel between offices with providers

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED). Phlebotomist certification is required.
EXPERIENCE: Prefer minimum of 1-year work experience in a health care facility setting
REQUIREMENTS: Maintains Phlebotomist Certification. Excellent clinical skills with outstanding customer
service skills required.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of health care field and orthopedics./li>
  • Knowledge of specific assisting tasks relate to orthopedics./li>
  • Knowledge of information that must be conveyed to patients and families./li>
  • Knowledge of medical office clinical equipment and testing procedures is required.

SKILLS:

  • Clinical Skill/li>
  • Excellent communication skills/li>
  • Accuracy and attention to detail/li>
  • Must possess tact and diplomacy/li>
  • Demonstrates flexibility by adapting to new and changing situations and duties in order to meet
    customer needs effectively./li>

  • Maintains positive working relations with co-workers/li>
  • Time management skills

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to prioritize/li>
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment and see them through to completion/li>
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving ability/li>
  • Ability to implement appropriate written protocols following physician interpretation of fractures and
    dislocations on x-ray films./li>

  • Ability to drive from one location to another/li>
  • Must be reliable/li>
  • Ability to document accurately and concisely/li>
  • Ability to perform while under stress/li>
  • Must possess sufficient dexterity to perform the essential responsibilities

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a medical practice environment. Involves
frequent contact with staff and the public. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with
angry or upset people. Exposure to bodily fluids is possible.

PHYSICIAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: Work requires dexterity for walking, stooping, bending, and lifting, mobility to
assist patients, or standing and walking for extended periods of time. Must possess visual and auditory acuity
in order to communicate with physicians, co-workers, patients and other customer groups. Possible exposure
to chemical hazards, but is not limited to toxic hazardous substances, film processing solutions and
disinfectants. Possible exposure to communicable diseases and body fluids. Must be able to lift patients.

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