•This position is responsible for drawing blood from patients and performing other pediatric, geriatric and adult specimen procurement duties.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Performs duties as assigned or requested by the Laboratory Director / Manager or designate
•Refers any clinical interpretations to the respective Clinical Laboratory Consultants.
•Performs phlebotomy on patients in accordance with established procedures
•Performs point of care testing procedures, if required, and competency approved
•Deals with sorting and booking of specimens
•Performs blood collection function at assigned area
•Performs collection of other specimen samples as required.
•Verifies order requests and all identifying information prior to drawing blood •Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, accreditation requirements, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
•Ensures correct patient identification performed meets the quality control guidelines as specified in the laboratory method manual.
•Follows departmental venipuncture control procedures by maintaining appropriate log sheets
•Determines the validity of test results through monitoring and/or verifying quality controls and standards
•Communicates test results, reference ranges, specimen requirements and other pertinent information to appropriate sources
•Performs POCT quality control and calibration verification procedures
•Initiates requests for instrument repair or service through vendors and other appropriate means
•Completes and maintains preventative maintenance and troubleshooting record
•Maintains appropriate supplies at the workstation
•Ensures the efficient and effective use of resources
•Performs and documents quality assurance activities related to test performance
•Monitors and ensures the completion of laboratory records
•Complies with safety procedures and regulations
•Participates in training of staff.
•Participates in continuing education and training.
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