Centers Health Care Phlebotomist in Rockland County, New York
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Rockland County, NY
Centers Laboratory is actively seeking an experienced Phlebotomist to service Long Term care facilities in the Tri-State area.
Reports to: Phlebotomy Supervisor
Phlebotomists are professionals who specialize in drawing blood from patients. Their responsibilities include interviewing and preparing the patient for the blood draw. They are required to follow strict precautionary safety procedures in order to limit the risk of contact with potentially infectious blood and other bodily fluids.
Record keeping and labeling are also major duties of the phlebotomist, to ensure that the right tests are performed on the correct blood specimens.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Accurately identify patients using a wristband, documents or through known visual identification.
Receives assignments, assembles supplies and equipment required to perform specimen collection according to established standards, policies, and procedures.
Accurately identifies priorities such as Stat, timed, or routine.
Determine the right venipuncture method based on patient age, health etc.
Reassure patients and help them relax.
Find veins that are suitable for puncture.
Draw blood using proper equipment and techniques.
Keep all sharps, needles, and equipment out of reach of the patient and properly dispose of these and all medical waste.
Follow the proper test tube order of draw.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment.
Ensure optimal quality and quantity of samples for the test and tube required.
Label test tubes correctly and send or deliver them for testing.
Does not attempt to draw any patient more than two times. Request help if necessary.
Answer patient questions and provide useful information
Keep accurate patient records.
Adhere to all relevant health and safety standards while working.
Monitor the patient for reactions; monitor equipment operations
Educate patient on immediate after care
Maintain a clean and sanitary space.
If trained on specimen storage and centrifugation, use all appropriate procedures.
Ensure patient confidentiality.
Attends all required company meetings and training programs.
High school degree or equivalent
Phlebotomy Technician certificate preferred
Without certificate must have completed a hospital or major lab training progam
Understanding of standard blood drawing practices and procedures
2 years proven experience as a phlebotomist
Good interpersonal skills and communication
Able and flexible to work nights, evening hours, weekends, holidays, and extended shifts
Strict adherence to safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Knowledge of aseptic and sterilization techniques
Valid State-issued driver’s license with a good driving record
Must have adequate automobile insurance.
Must have a vehicle in good driving condition.
- Able to stand on feet, bend, and move through shift
Centers Health Care is a fully integrated post-acute care continuum offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in more than 45 locations covering four states. In addition, we provide special services including in-patient and home dialysis, ventilator care, and care for those with Alzheimer’s. The Centers Health Care family offers Skilled Nursing, Urgent Care, Managed Care, Clinical Laboratory Services, Adult Day Health Care, and Assisted Living services, as well as every level of Home Care. Centers is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and more.
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