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Northwell Health Phlebotomist II - FlexStaff in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 5721

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs venipuncture on patients and prepares specimens for transport. Performs additional clerical and secretarial duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draws blood from adult, pediatric and infant patients.

  • Interprets and verifies orders including patient identification.

  • Assesses the physical condition of the site to be used for blood collection.

  • Selects appropriate equipment for the chosen method of collection.

  • Calculates quantity needed for diagnostic study.

  • Labels specimen according to policy.

  • Delivers specimens to Central Processing Laboratory.

  • Assesses physical condition of the patient during phlebotomy and takes appropriate action.

  • Follows approved standard precautions including, but not limited to the use of aseptic techniques, protective gear, discard of contaminated equipment, and other isolation precautions, as directed

  • Follows administrative guidelines in the operation of the Ambulatory Lab, Pre-Admission Testing.

  • Instructs patients regarding collection of blood, urine, sputum and stool specimens.

  • Processes specimens to proper area of lab.

  • Identifies and communicates problems to Nursing Supervision.

  • Maintains phlebotomy supply levels.

  • Restocks lab supplies.

  • Assesses the type of blood work required for elective pre-op patient according to policy and requirements.

  • Performs operation support duties including, but not limited to filling-in pertinent information on required forms; orientating new hires; delivering reports, supplies and other material; maintaining records; and participating in quality/assurance/control initiatives.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required

  • Bachelor of Science in related field, preferred.

  • Certified in Phlebotomy from a National Organization, preferred.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Phlebotomy or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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