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Northwell Health Accessioner/Phlebotomist (per diem various shifts) in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 002MJR

Job Description

  1. Job

Responsibilities:

Patent Service :

  • Offers outstanding customer service to patients, physicians and other hospital staff.

  • Knowledgeable and skillful in providing service, based on the physical, psycho/social, educational and safety needs, appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area.

  • Able to provide age specific service to neonate/newborn, pediatric/adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.

  • Able to involve family/significant others in decision making related to plan of care for neonate/newborn, pediatric/adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.

Specimen

Collection and Distribution:

*

Performs

venipunctures or other procedures to collect the required specimen(s) from

the inpatients, outpatients, and outreach patients following all laboratory

policies and procedures for specimen collection.

*

Distributes

blood and other specimens according to laboratory protocol.

*

Assists

courier with specimen pickup from outreach clients as necessary

Clerical

Duties :

*

Places

and verifies doctors' lab orders into LIS

*

Follow-up

on physician ordering practices following NYSDOH guidelines for test

ordering.

*

Files

prescriptions, faxes reports and responds to telephone requests.

  • Separates clinical reports for distribution to doctor boxes and/or postal mail

  • Assists with laboratory Storeroom inventory and stocking.

  1. Patient

and Staff Safety:

  • Recognizes the importance of patient/staff safety precautions as it relates to specific department and area of responsibility.

  • Consistently utilizes precautions and follows appropriate procedures to enhance patient/staff safety in daily operations.

  • Identifies and reports any potentially dangerous situations to manager which could cause medical error and / or patient or staff harm

  • Initiates 'Rapid Response' or other emergency code necessary to respond to patient distress resulting from phlebotomy.

  1. Performance

Improvement:

  • Participates in performance / customer service improvement; actively assists in improving performance based on results obtained from customer satisfaction / PI activities.

  • Where appropriate, participates in Performance Improvement activities, including team membership.

4 . Quality

Assurance:

  • Maintains personal professional competency through in-service and meeting attendance.

  • Maintains a safe, orderly working environment; maintains compliance with OSHA regulations.

  • Ensures that HIPAA regulations, Joint Commission standards and PMHC corporate compliance policies are adhered to.

  • Adheres to hospital and department mission statements, policies and procedures.

5.

Continuing Education :

  • Attends all hospital or departmental in-services.

  • Completes annual HSEP and health assessment as required by Joint Commission.

  • Attends appropriate seminars and conferences as necessary.

6. Performs other

duties as assigned and requested.

Qualifications

Position Qualifications:

  • Education/Training:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Certificate in Phlebotomy preferred

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English required.

  • Experience

  • One ( 1 ) year experience in phlebotomy.

  • Licensure, Registration or Certification:

  • Current valid (per hospital policy) US driver's license required.

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