CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORK
Under general supervision, performs a variety of venipuncture techniques and collects blood specimens from patients in support of laboratory procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Examples of Duties
EXAMPLES OF THE WORK (These statements are intended to be illustrations of the work of this class.)
Performs a variety of routine blood drawing procedures including venipuncture using standard equipment such as vacutainer tubes, tourniquets, syringes, capillary draws (finger sticks), and butterfly needles.
Obtains correct identifications and information for laboratory records from patients.
Explains procedures, allays fears, and elicits cooperation from patients.
Records appropriate patient information on all specimens collected.
Processes Patient ID labels to use on lab report forms.
Processes patient specimens to be sent to Reference Laboratory. This includes centrifuging specimens and transferring patients' specimens to a different type of tube, and proper labeling of patients' specimens.
Adheres to Universal Precautions when performing duties.
Performs job-related duties as required.
High school graduation or its equivalent.
Must have completed Phlebotomy Training in a licensed program and have a Phlebotomy Certificate (ASCP) or be eligible to take the exam.
Must have one year of work experience as a clinical lab phlebotomist.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Communicates with patients in person and over the telephone.
Stands and walks for extended periods of time.
Lifts boxes of supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
Must be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, have evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Written Test: 50%
Training & Experience: 50%
CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS:
FHC - Portland
2215 Portland Avenue
Louisville KY 40212
Saturday: 8:00am - noon
FHC - East Broadway
834 East Broadway
Louisville KY 40204
Saturday: 8:00 - 12:00pm
FHC - Phoenix (Healthcare for the Homeless)
712 E Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville KY 40202
FHC - Iroquois
4100 Taylor Blvd
Louisville KY 40215
Fairdale KY 40118
Louisville KY 40272
FHC - Americana
4805 Southside Drive
Louisville KY 40214
City Of Louisville, KY