Location CLEVELAND, TN (Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland)
Department Emergency Services
Draws and collects blood samples from patients, verifies records and prepares specimens for laboratory analysis. May prick finger to draw blood. May conduct interviews, take vital signs, and draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood bank. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
The primary function of the Phlebotomist is to obtain specimens from properly identified patients (two identifiers: name and date of birth) including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in all areas of the hospital. Must be able to perform venipunctures as well as capillary punctures and heel sticks. Have knowledge of various needles and devices. He/she must label the specimen properly (patient name, date of birth, date, time of collection and phlebotomist initials) in the presence of the patient to assure correct specimen labeling. The position sometimes requires getting multiple sticks at one time and can be a fast paced, stressful and a multitasking job. Must have good communication skills. Must have excellent customer service when dealing with patients and/or visitors and must show a caring and giving attitude and know that the care of the patient is the most important job. Must be able to work individually, but also as a team with the staff from within and outside of the facility.
The Phlebotomist will also be responsible for clerical duties within the department. He/she must always keep hospital and patient information confidential at all times.
High School Diploma, GED, or validation of higher level education such as technical college, associate, bachelor, or master’s degree.Diploma or transcripts will be required upon hire.
Some Phlebotomy experience required. 2 years of laboratory experience in a hospital setting preferred.
None required. Certification as a phlebotomist preferred.
This position is for a 7p - 3a schedule - rotation weekends and holidays. Shift differentials apply.