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Greater Baltimore Medical Center Phlebotomy Lab Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

I. JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY :

Under direct supervision, the Phlebotomy Lab Assistant provides phlebotomy/accessioning service, utilizes appropriate equipment to collect, receive, accession/,process pathology and laboratory specimens, as well as provide laboratory information and reports to customers. Assists in the training and monitoring of co-workers, students, and other hospital staff.

Education

High School

Experience

6 months of related phlebotomy experience/6 months related Laboratory accessioning experience

Skills

· Knowledge of medical terminology

· Knowledge of phlebotomy techniques and practices

· Skill in oral and written communication

· Skill in utilizing customer service techniques

· Skill in performing basic arithmetic

· Skills in using a computer and personal productivity applications

· Ability to type

· Ability to reduce anxiety in patients while performing patient care related duties

Licensures, Certifications

Physical Requirements

· Physical requirements include fine motor coordination and good visual acuity. Frequent walking and standing up to 90% of work time. Occasional lifting required. Ability to pay close attention to detail

Working Conditions

· Works in normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature extremes and the like.

· Occasional (up to 20 percent of work time) exposure to patients with communicable disease.

· Exposure to disease when handling dirty needles and blood specimens

Conditions of Employment

· Additional on the job training is required to enable the Phlebotomist /Lab Assistant to perform pediatric, difficult veinpuntures, EKG's and processing of specimens.

· Meets minimum continuing education requirements.

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