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Phlebotomist - Suffolk, VA

Company: Array
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Pay rate: $19/hour

Location: 4868 Bridge Rd., Suffolk VA
Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM with 1-hour lunch

Position Responsibilities:

  • Experience doing blood draws, labeling specimens, centrifuging specimens, recording maintenance data and decontamination, updating patient information, etc.
  • Collects and stores specimens according to established procedures.
  • Properly explains in a clear but courteous manner the process of the venipuncture (blood drawing) and or other specimen collection (ex. urine or fecal) as required
  • Demonstrate technique/s using straight needles and/or butterfly needles.
  • Fully understand all of the physicians' orders. Matches laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Label, centrifuge, split, and freeze specimens as required by test order.
  • Check all test requisitions or computer label against script to ensure 100% correct.
  • Package specimens for transport
  • Stores specimen sample according to required temperature, places samples in appropriate collection container/ tube, accurately labels, follows different procedures as outlined by specific to protocol deemed necessary for transport to maintain integrity of the specimen.
  • Understand and comply with OSHA and DEP regulations.
  • Attend annual department trainingsAnswer telephone calls, read laboratory results to satisfy inquiries. Minimum Qualifications:
    • Valid Phlebotomy certification for the state where you will be employed as required in some states
    • Minimum of 6 months' work experience performing venipunctures in a fast paced lab or hospital setting
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Generally 2+ years of experience Experience:
      • Requires approx 3 years of experience in Phlebotomy at a Doctor Office/Quest/Any Lab/Hospital, ideally with collection from all age groups
      • Phleb will be working by themselves
      • MUST have experience with venipuncture and specimen collection
      • Must know the order-of-draw and have tube/test knowledge
      • Management does not like Red Cross or blood bank experience (do not count this in the 2 years)
      • Must have tube/test knowledge - understand what tests go in which colored tubes, etc.
      • Must have patient interaction experience, customer-service-minded individual, be friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients
      • Must have EXCELLENT customer service skill
      • Candidate must be able to grasp a firm understanding of the importance of compliance and safety on the job
      • High School Diploma and phlebotomy certification (where required by state) Day-to-Day:
        • Coverage for Walgreens PSC in Portsmouth VA
        • Phlebotomist will order, draw and process specimens and will be responsible for storing specimens at the correct temperature, processing and preparing for courier pick-up
        • Practice proper patient identification, label vials with patient names and dates
        • Expect to work with a large number of patients varying in age and health status
        • Be friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients

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