Obtaining blood specimens (where applicable to a specific position) from patients for laboratory analysis, observing protocols and
methods established by the Department of Laboratories, including the accessioning routine for proper identification and processing of
such specimens. Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:
1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of department and hospital policies and procedures and there execution
3. Attend staff meetings and in-services
4. Complete competency requirements
5. Demonstrate ability to maintain a safe environment and use universal precaution
6. Ability to obtain blood or other specimens using varied technique on all age groups
7. Proficient in the use of the laboratory information system and hospital information system (where applicable)
8. Maintain supplies in a neat and orderly manner
9. Maintain a professional appearance and attitude
10. Make appropriate decisions independently
11. Prioritize workload
12. Inform management of problems
13. Maintain confidentiality of patient data
14. Cross training in ATC, MLW, Phlebotomy/Accessioning, Blood Donors (Where Applicable)
15. Provides information to pre-operative patients
16. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements
High School graduate or GED.
Basic computer skills.
In-service training on LIS and HIS computer systems
Phlebotomy Certification preferred when applicable to a specific position.
Previous phlebotomy experience when applicable.
Previous experience in a healthcare environment.
Attention to Detail
Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment
May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed
to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site
(Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.
Ability to move about the department and multiple patient locations frequently throughout the work day.
Excellent eye hand coordination and dexterity needed to perform venipunctures.
Ability to detect and greet patients
Communicates frequently with patients who may have questions and requires exchange of accurate information.
Primary Population Served
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â Neonatal (birth - 28 days) â Patients with exceptional communication needs
â Infant (29 days - less than 1 year) â Patients with developmental delays
â Pediatric (1 - 12 years) â Patients at end of life
â Adolescent (13 - 17 years) â Patients under isolation precautions
â Adult (18 - 64 years) â Patients with cultural needs
â Geriatric (> 65 years) â 'All populations
â Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities â Non-patient care population
The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs
of White Plains Hospital.