Phlebotomist, Naval Health Clinic, Annapolis, MD

Company Description Godwin Corporation, DoD Approved Mentor, provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry. EEO Job Description Outstanding Phlebotomist Opportunity at Naval Health Clinic, Annapolis, MD * Excellent Compensation & Benefits Package! * Full Time Position, Day Shift Monday – Friday! * 26 Days of Paid Time Off! * 10 Paid Federal Holidays! DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: * Perform a full range of phlebotomist duties to include proper venipuncture, finger-stick and heel-stick procedures using appropriate techniques; and perform set-up and completion of special test related phlebotomy procedures utilizing appropriate techniques. Ensure that that all aspects of patient accessioning, specimen collection, processing, and distribution are performed properly. * Conduct patient in-processing prior to specimen collection, including review of paperwork accompanying patient and cordial guidance and assistance. * Assemble equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray, according to requirements for specified tests or procedures. * Verify or record identity of patient or donor; converse with patient or donor to allay fear of procedure, and conduct interviews, take vital signs, and draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood bank. * Provide technical oversight and training to ensure that all invasive procedures (venipuncture, capillary puncture, clotting time, etc.) performed in the laboratory are done in the safest, most sanitary, and expeditious manner, with minimal discomfort for the patient. Training may include newly arrived corpsman, nurses, reservists, and American Red Cross volunteers. * Perform phlebotomy-related administrative and clerical procedures of the Front Desk Section of the lab and fully document all samples obtained per the laboratory’s standard operating procedures. Maintain the supply inventory and cleanliness of the front desk and phlebotomy area. * Provide instruction on patient centered specimen collection (24-hour urine, occult blood testing, semen analysis, etc.) and special requirements necessary for laboratory-collected specimens (fasting requirements, special diets, etc.). Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of phlebotomy and collection of adequate clinical specimens and utilize “age-specific” techniques to obtain specimens from infants and the elderly. * Possess knowledge of medical terminology, allowing test requests and results to be understood and communicated. * Demonstrate knowledge of the type and severity of patient reactions, including, but not limited to, syncope, vomiting, and unconsciousness and types of procedures in place for such instances. Counsel patients on care of post-phlebotomy complications (i.e. hematomas). * Demonstrate an understanding of Naval Occupational and Safety Office (NAVOSH) guidelines for the use of aseptic and sterile technique, the use of personal protective equipment, the handling of infectious and bio-hazardous materials, and the reporting of any hazards and/or accidents. * Prepare samples for shipment, and other related administrative duties as required. Qualifications * Education: Possess either a degree or certificate of graduation from an approved/accredited phlebotomy training program OR 12 months experience as a Phlebotomist within the past 36 months. * Experience: No less than one year (12 months) experience as a Phlebotomist within the past 36 months. * Certification: Current BLS certification is required, American Heart Association – Healthcare Provider. * Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance. Additional information Staffing and Scheduling: * Typically, services shall be provided Monday t...
Updated 9-Dec-2014
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