Penn Medicine Phlebotomist in West Chester, Pennsylvania
Job ID :107512
Job Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Specialty Area: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Primary Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift
Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital
Location: West Chester, PA
Address: 915 Old Fern Hill Rd
Education Required: Per Position Description
Experience Required: Per Position Description
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
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Position Description :
General Summary Statement
The candidate performs phlebotomy on both inpatients and outpatients. Outpatient duties may include assignment to one of our outpatient satellite laboratories or in our pre-admission testing area. Assignment to satellite locations may include performing patient registration. All outpatient staff must perform order entry. Inpatient phlebotomy includes, morning rounds, beeper phlebotomy, and other duties as assigned. Employee may be asked to work evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, on-call duties, or other activities deemed necessary by supervision.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees
Demonstrates respect for patient, visitor and employee privacy and confidentiality.
Communicates clearly, directly and in a professional manner. Provides information/facts
accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Appropriate telephone etiquette demonstrated
- Correctly identifies outpatients and inpatients according to approved protocols with 100%
accuracy. Properly labels specimens with 100% accuracy.
Accurately processes both blood and non-blood specimens: checks specimen type for
appropriateness and proper labeling.
Reviews all outpatient orders and accurately perform order entry in the outpatient setting and
assure tests are properly collected.
- Draws all timed/ scheduled samples in a timely manner. Returns stat inpatient specimens to
the laboratory within 10 minutes of collection. Sends morning rounds specimens in pneumatic
tube as soon as possible.
Perform morning laboratory rounds as assigned by the supervisor and stays on the floors until
rounds are completed or properly relieved.
Delivers specimens to appropriate sections without delay
- Demonstrates proficiency with a variety of collection techniques: venipuncture and capillary
blood. Properly prepares patient before and after collection; explains procedures in a
courteous and professional manner, makes patient feel at ease, prepares site, executes proper
Generates collection lists, labels, unreceived specimen lists, and any other report necessary to
ensure proper collection of patient specimens.
Performs specimen receipt on all specimens.
Operates centrifuges and aliquots specimens as indicated without delay.
Performs therapeutic phlebotomy in accordance with proper protocol.
Produce copies of records/results for patients with valid release documentation.
- Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for actions.
- Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate
- Familiarity with Laboratory Exposure Control Plan which includes the Chemical Hygiene
Plan, Hazard Communication Program and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen standard and applies
standard precautions to work practices and knows how to appropriately deal with chemical or
Demonstrates safe practices in the performance of assigned job duties.
Reports any unsafe practices or conditions to appropriate responsible parties.
Offers to help other employees by providing assistance when needed
Displays positive attitude
Follows Hospital and departmental rules and policies.
Maintains confidentiality of information.
Keep in-services and training current.
- Performs as a team player – displays consideration for the needs of others and work
- Open to change and different approaches to work.
Recommends new approaches to solving operational problems, issues or concerns
- Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.
Minimum Requirements :
Education Training and Experience
High School diploma. 1 year phlebotomy experience required. Certification preferred.
Work Environment and Hazards
Interaction with inpatients and outpatients. Possible exposure to hazardous materials and contaminated specimens.
Work Contact Group
Interacts with nursing staff and physicians, other hospital and laboratory staff, inpatients and outpatients.
Additional Information :
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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