The PCRU Outpatient Phlebotomist reports directly to the Sr. Research Nurse of the PCRU. This position is directly responsible for the procurement of samples for the ICTR Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU). This position obtains specimens and in many cases processes them for a variety of protocols. The phlebotomist maintains infection control guidelines and JHH policies and procedures concerning laboratory medicine. The phlebotomist has knowledge of procedures, medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology.
The PCRU Outpatient Clinic sees nearly 2,000 outpatient visits on approximately 50 different research protocols each year.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:
Collects Blood samples from infants, toddlers, children and adolescents and adults
Performs basic vital signs
Receive, process, pack and send/deliver specimens in accordance to orders or directions
Documentation according to study protocol
Practices proper patient identifications of specimens
Determine the best ways to draw blood according to each patient needs
Processes via centrifuge blood samples, smears, slides according to protocol needs.
Knowledge of lab procedures, medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology Maintains point of care for lab equipment, maintains policies and procedures pertaining to the lab
Participates in quality assurance initiatives and process improvement initiatives
Carries out responsibilities in a timely fashion, requesting assistance as needed.
Teamwork: Works cooperatively within own unit/department and with other units and departments.
Professional development: Completes all mandatory requirements, including CPR certificate, Mylearning requirements. Perform data entry and billing functions
Self-management: presents a positive image of JHBMC through professional appearances and behavior.
Knows, understands, and abides by the policies and procedures of JHBMC
Customer Service: Treats research participants, research teams and co-workers with courtesy respect and caring behaviors.
Responds quickly and appropriately to customer’s requests.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High school diploma / GED required
Phlebotomist Technician Certificate Required
Previous experience strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work with diverse populations.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Knowledge of EPIC
Any specific physical requirements for the job: Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time; Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction; Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard; Communication skills using the spoken word; Ability to see within normal parameters; Ability to hear within normal range; Ability to move about.
Classified Title: Phlebotomist Working Title: CO Phlebotomist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/01/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00 to $16.93 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri; 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003311-SOM ICTR Inst Clin Translational Resrch Personnel area: School of Medicine
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