Phlebotomist / Laboratory / PRN / 5:00 am – 5:30 pm every other weekend

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Graduation from an accredited phlebotomy or medical assistant program is preferred.
  • Certification by a recognized phlebotomy accrediting organization, ex. ASCP, AMT, ASPT, and NAHP are required.
  • Experience with Point of Care Testing preferred.
  • CPR training required
  • Knowledge of governmental and regulating policies/standards preferred.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to detect color and color changes.

Responsibilities:

  • Understands and applies knowledge of test specimen requirements and utilizes available reference materials to ensure that all required specimens are collected and no omission errors occur; ensures that all phlebotomists are also trained to comply with this requirement.
  • Establishes priorities and organizes activities to achieve optimum and efficient results. Completes assigned functions in appropriate time intervals.
  • Performs a variety of venipuncture techniques involved in the collection of blood specimens from patients of all ages to obtain samples for laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Confers with patient/parent/guardian to obtain information for laboratory records, explains procedures, allays fears, and elicits cooperation.
  • Assures that no sample identification errors occur in the pre-analytical and post-analytical phases of laboratory procedures.
  • Understands and provides quality patient care by providing complete and accurate information on all collection materials (Labeling errors during collection are defined as: rejected specimens due to manual misspelling of patient name or rejected specimens due to missing required information).
  • Identifies patients and labels specimens according to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Frisco protocol and policies/procedures.
  • Obtains quality blood samples by venipuncture and capillary technique in adequate condition and amount for testing with minimal recollections. Collects blood cultures as well as other specimens.

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