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Schedule and Pay:

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm
  • Pay Range: $18-$20/hour, depending on experience
  • Temporary, possible temp to perm
  • Locations: Kingston and Poughkeepsie
  • Possible rotational Saturdays and Possibility of traveling

Job Description:

Position Overview: The Phlebotomist performs venipuncture and capillary puncture on adults, neonates and pediatric patients; collects urine specimens; performs EKG and spirometry on adult and pediatric patients; participates in the instruction of new personnel; works with computer; communicates in a manner that promotes Laboratory professionalism as well as a comfortable phlebotomy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities(including but not limited to the following):

  • Blood Collection: from adult and pediatric patients using vacutainer, syringe and butterfly techniques; capillary puncture using heel and fingerstick techniques.
  • Identifies and labels specimens appropriately.
  • Instructs patients in regard to urine and stool collection procedures.
  • Enters accessioning data into the computer.
  • Prepares specimens for send out testing.
  • Inventories supplies and prepares phlebotomy stations to effectively collect blood.
  • Attends required meetings.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through in-service meetings and education programs.
  • Performs EKG, Holter Monitor, and Spirometry procedures.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques to perform blood, urine and stool collection.
  • Knowledge of container and minimum volume requirements for specimen collection.
  • Knowledge regarding the technical correctness of EKG and spirometry printouts.
  • Knowledge regarding the proper attachment of a Holter monitor.
  • Skill in labeling and dispersing specimens to appropriate stations.
  • Skill in interacting with patients representing a broad physical and socioeconomic spectrum.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, laboratory staff and medical staff.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Frequent standing, walking and bending required for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to support the body weight of an adult patient when moving from a chair to an exam table.
  • Requires visual acuity and normal color perception.

Working Conditions:    Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a medical group and laboratory environment.

Qualifications and Education:

  • High School diploma or GED and on the job training.
  • *One year of phlebotomy required.*

Certification: Certification from an accredited phlebotomy diploma program preferred.

Alternative to Minimum Qualifications:  Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.

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