Under general supervision, the Phlebotomist III draws blood from patient and performs related phlebotomy services as required. Demonstrates skill and tact in connection with various assignments within the hospital or clinic or under a variety of circumstances, including emergency or other situations involving children and adults who may be experiencing pain or discomfort. Ensures the proper identification of patient, accurately labels and packages specimens, and delivers same to appropriate drop off site or testing area according to standard operating procedures. Demonstrates skill and proficiency in collecting, recording, and maintaining control of samples and exercising tact and discretion in explaining procedures to patients and obtaining their cooperation. Performs bleeding and coagulation times on patients. Operates laboratory equipment according to establishes procedures. Assists in dispatching or scheduling Phlebotomists, covering the telephones, or relieving other staff as necessary.
High School diploma or GED certificate
Successful completion of an acceptable training program in venipuncture/phlebotomy techniques through an accredited vocational school, college, or military training program supplemented by one (1) year of fulltime practical work experience as a Phlebotomist in a hospital or health care setting OR two (2) years of fulltime work experience as a Phlebotomist in a hospital or health care setting
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Proficiency in procedures involving the application of tourniquet to arm, locating accessible vein, swabbing puncture area with antiseptic, and inserting needle to withdraw blood.
Skill and proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and related informational systems.
Skill and proficiency in collecting blood specimens from patients under a variety of circumstances, including emergency situations, by using standard techniques and equipment.
Skill in performing bleeding and coagulation times as necessary.
Skill in the use and application of various equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, blood collections devices, gauze, cotton and alcohol, etc.
Skill in dealing with children and adults under various conditions, which may include emergencies and patients in pain or discomfort.
Ability to demonstrate and explain proper blood drawing techniques to -others.
Ability to relate to patient and communicate with skill and tact
Ability to explain procedures to patient in order to obtain his or her cooperation and assistance.
Ability to exercise sound judgement in determining when to notify nursing or medical staff of adverse patient reaction such as dizziness or other distress.
Ability to ensure accuracy in labeling, sorting and maintaining records and samples of specimens, including the confirmation of patient's name, ID number, bed location, etc.
Ability to ensure that all specimens are delivered or brought to drop off site or testing area in a timely manner.
Ability to work effectively within designated schedules and in response to emergencies or under other adverse conditions.
Ability to carry out written or verbal instructions and seeks assistance where necessary to confirm work orders and ensure the effective continuity of service.
Ability to work well with others.
Ability to provide orientation or general direction to other staff, i.e. Phlebotomist II by participating in telephone coverage and assisting with dispatching or scheduling others as circumstances require.
Ability to assist with store keeping and inventory in related areas and assess and report supply needs.
Ability to exercise proper safety precautions and dispose of waste appropriately.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with HIPPA requirements.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
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