Performs blood collection by venipuncture or capillary puncture and processes samples for internal and external distribution. Prints and/or processes patient reports and provides reception support. Performs additional clerical, computer, and housekeeping functions as needed. Walks or drives to customers to deliver reports pick up specimens or draw blood.
Qualifications, Education, Training, & Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. No experience required. Prefer clinical phlebotomy experience.
License/Registration: None required.
Population Served: Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
Lifting: Occasional-Maximum of 40 lbs. from floor to knee, 1 x day. Frequent-none. Items lifted-bunker boxes, phlebotomy tray
Transfers: Max assist transfer from chair to floor, 2 x month
Push/Pull: Moderate force required to push down centrifuge
Carry: Maximum of 5 lb. phlebotomy tray, 300+ feet at one time for 50% of 10 hour shift or 5 hours in one day/
Fine Motor: Very high degree required for blood drawing, label placement, computer use
Computer: Intermittent use required.
Standing: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 8 hours in one day.
Sitting: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 2 hours in one day
Kneeling: Squat up to 5 minutes at one time and 15 minutes in one day
Crawling: Up to 1 minute at one time and 2 minutes in one day
Stooping: Up to 5 minutes at one time and 5 hours in one day
Driving: Up to 5 minutes at one time and 45 minutes in one day
Climbing: Up to 2 minutes at one time and 5 hours in one day. Occasional lifting of supplies weighing up to 10 pounds with frequent carrying of phlebotomy tray weighing up to 5 pounds. Occasional pushing and pulling of bed, bedside table or phlebotomy chair. Occasional climbing of stairs to other levels of the building. Frequent stooping, kneeling and crouching to collect blood samples or to access supplies.
Environmental Conditions: Location: Inside. Exposure: Constant exposure to wet conditions from hand washing and solutions. Frequent exposure to noise from centrifuges, telephones, computer printers and laboratory equipment. Constant exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals in laboratory reagents. Constant exposure to biohazardous materials from patient speciments, including blood, urine, stool, CSF and other body fluids. Occasional exposure to fumes from staining reagents and constant exposure to odors from laboratory reagents and body fluids.
Required protective equipment: Laboratory coat required, either personal or hospital supplied. Gloves required for all specimen collection and processing. Safety goggles or safety shield required for specimen processing. Closed-toed shoes required.
OSHA Category: Class I High Risk