To collect venous and/or capillary blood from patients in an accurate setting for analysis in the laboratory. To process specimens for laboratory analysis. In conjunction with other members of the Inpatient phlebotomy team. Coordinates activities to ensure timely collection and processing of laboratory specimens. Specimen processing does not require on-site supervision.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Obtains blood specimens accurately, efficiently, and safely by venipuncture or capillary puncture in prompt and timely manner according to established guidelines.
Follows all steps to insure proper identification of the patient.
Appropriately assesses geriatric, neonatal or pediatric needs and proceeds accordingly.
Obtains blood cultures with proper sterile technique.
Ability to flex into other laboratory subsections as trained.
Adheres to all policies and procedures relating to the Laboratory and Hospital Compliance Plans. Follows the MHS Code of Conduct.
Address the age specific needs of all populations served.
Follow company policies, procedures, and directives.