Senior Phlebotomist Part Time - The Everett Clinic - Puyallup - 2196045
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Position in this function is under general supervision, the Sr. Phlebotomist will be responsible for performing a wide range of laboratory duties, including specimen collection, waived and moderate testing (including microscopy), and EKGs. The Sr. Phlebotomist will have a solid background in phlebotomy, laboratory procedures, and patient care. This position requires excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills. The Senior Phlebotomist will work independently and as part of a team to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care.
Venipuncture and specimen collection:
- Collect blood specimens from patients using venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques promptly
- Maintain a clean, safe, and efficient work environment
- Process and prepare specimens for testing and transport
- Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to specimen collection, testing, and equipment
- Give proper patient collection instructions (i.e. urine collection, stool collection, etc.)
- Instruct patients in post-phlebotomy care
- Properly dispose of bio-hazardous and sharps materials
- Obtain specimens for microbiology testing
- Perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) and other miscellaneous services
- Order sufficient supplies to perform the workload and rotate stock and prevent the use of outdated supplies
- Always follow the venipuncture standard of work (SOW)
- Always follow the processing standard of work (SOW) including positive identification of all patient specimens
- Perform waived and moderate complexity laboratory testing:
- Performs both waived and moderate complexity laboratory testing, including microscopy
- Maintain accurate records of patient information, test results, and laboratory procedures
- Perform quality control and calibration procedures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of test results
- Participate in quality assurance and quality control activities including proficiency testing
- Always follow the resulting standard of work (SOW)
- Always follow the processing standard of work (SOW)
- Participate in competency assessment
- Follow The Everett Clinic (TEC) lab procedures and guidelines
- Follow the Calling Critical Value policy
- Interact with patients and healthcare providers in a professional and compassionate manner
- While registering patients, always follow the reception standard of work (SOW)
- Problem solves efficiently and promptly
- Locate missing lab orders and specimens
- Competent and efficient phone skills
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.