Baton Rouge General Phlebotomist - Lab in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phlebotomist - Lab
JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Provides advanced technical skills necessary to perform phlebotomy procedures. Collects specimens, prepares specimens for the laboratory, and maintains accurate medical records of specimens. Responsible for performing phlebotomy duties in the collection of blood samples through the use of skin puncture and venipuncture. Adheres to all procedures for collecting laboratory specimens. Performs job for the age population served, as defined in the department's scope of service. Collects blood and specimens from patients according to departmental protocol and policy. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles of phlebotomy. Follows established safety policies regarding biohazard and sharp exposure. Practices appropriate safety, environmental, and infection control procedures. Maintains blood culture contamination rate at or below 3% benchmark. Maintains good performance in blood culture collection. Ensures blood volumes administered to blood culture bottles are appropriate for age of patient collected. Maintains patient identification during specimen receipt and unification. Maintains recollects at or below 2 % benchmark. Follows hospital and departmental policies and protocols. Performs other tasks as requested or assigned. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Two years phlebotomy experience preferred. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED preferred.SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:Demonstrated CRT/computer knowledge. Performs job for the age population served, as defined in the department's scope of service. Able to handle numerous tasks simultaneously. Excellent organizational skills. Able to perform assigned duties in a timely manner with minimal supervision. Must be certified. Previous lab experience preferred.