St. Luke's Hospital Phlebotomist-Miller Creek Clinic in DULUTH, Minnesota
The Phlebotomist is responsible for collecting all patient specimens from clinic patients in accordance with established procedures. Responsible for distributing specimens to appropriate areas within St. Luke's laboratory. Responsible for general clerical duties.
Education: High School graduate or equivalent.
Education: Graduated from accredited phlebotomy program.
Experience: Six (6) months of phlebotomy experience.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certification as phlebotomist.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Skill in phlebotomy. Knowledge of phlebotomy collection processes, Universal Precautions, generally accepted safety practices. Ability to accurately collect and process lab specimens and maintain sample report identity using patient name and identification number through sample receipt, processing, and reporting. Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and maintain strict confidentiality with regard to patient information. Ability to effectively greet the public, work well with patients and employees and to communicate effectively with all individuals. Ability to follow directions and perform tasks outlined in procedure. Ability to exercise judgment and take responsibility to maintain patient health and safety during specimen collection. Ability to organize work and meet deadlines. Able to write legibly, see, hear, read and speak English.
READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Basic: Ability to speak simple sentences.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Color Vision. Prolonged, extensive, considerable standing, walking, and bending. Assists with lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Lifts objects up to thirty-five (35) pounds in weight; work more than eight (8) hours but less than twelve (12) hour shifts.
Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases. Exposed to reagents used in laboratory testing; may be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Exposed to hazards from electrical and mechanical equipment.