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Inpatient Phlebotomy - Every Other Weekend, Third Shift

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.

About Duke University Health System Clinical Laboratories

Pursue your passion for caring and innovation as a team member in the state-of-the-art Duke Health laboratories. Duke Health laboratories are College of American Pathologists accredited and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certified. The multidisciplinary team is committed to serving the rare and complex testing needs of Duke Health's diverse patient population by providing timely and accurate results, educating the next generation of laboratorians, scientists and physicians, and researching and developing the cutting-edge diagnostics of tomorrow.

Inpatient Phlebotomy at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. Every other Friday and Saturday, 9:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.

This position is eligible for the third-shift weekend premium.

General Description

The primary responsibility of the Clinical Laboratory Technician is to ensure the proper collection of blood specimens for established procedures and protocols and to assist in their delivery to the appropriate performing laboratory.

Job Duties

  • Perform a variety of routine and specialized procedures.
  • Prepare and initiate special tests and procedures including, but not limited to, cytogenetics, general laboratory, Point-of-Care Testing, urinalysis without a microscope, phlebotomy, and specimen management.
  • Obtain total volume, perform aliquot, and distribute all urine specimens.
  • Properly determine urine volume. Properly label aliquot containers.
  • Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family, and other medical personnel as necessary for problem recognition and initiation of the resolution and, if necessary, escalation to the next level. Obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears, and elicit cooperation.
  • Utilize standard equipment to maintain positive patient identification through the maintenance of all clinical laboratory records, register/accession patients/specimens and perform order entry as required.
  • Perform various quality control, safety, and infection control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations.
  • Receive and process specimens as required by respective laboratory area procedures and protocols.
  • Receive specimens in the laboratory using Beaker.
  • Positively ID all patient specimens, and verify all laboratory labels/requisitions, ensuring a valid order. Properly sort all specimens.
  • Participate in the distribution of specimens, supplies, and reports to the appropriate laboratory staff; perform messenger/courier activities as required.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies; stock supplies on carts and hand trays; wash glassware.
  • Utilize various hospital information systems and software.
  • Assist with the maintenance of specimens and/or slides.
  • Perform routine maintenance as required by laboratory procedures.
  • Assist with word processing, miscellaneous office tasks, and maintaining office records.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Education

    High School diploma or GED. For assignment to phlebotomy, completion of a structured phlebotomy training course and clinical rotation are recommended.

    Experience

    Clinical Technician I
    • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. One year of previous clinical lab experience is preferred. Clinical Technician II
      • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
      • Must have at least 2 years' experience as a Clinical Tech I or Certification as a Phlebotomist plus achieve the required competency level for specified job responsibilities. Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

        Clinical Technician I
        • For assignment to Phlebotomy Services, certification as a Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency/board is recommended.
          • Certification of Basic Life Support preferred.
          • National Healthcare Association (NHA) --Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy Examination (CLPlb), American Society of Clinical Pathologists - Phlebotomy Technician Examination [PBT(ASCP)], International Academy of Phlebotomy Sciences (IAPS), National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT), National Phlebotomy Certification Examination (NPCE), American Medical Technologists (AMT), or another national certification as approved by Clinical Labs Leadership. Clinical Technician II
            • For assignment to Phlebotomy Services, certification as a Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized board/agency is required.
            • Certification of Basic Life Support preferred.
            • Pediatric Phlebotomy experience required.
            • National Healthcare Association (NHA) --Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy Examination (CLPlb), American Society of Clinical Pathologists-- Phlebotomy Technician Examination [PBT(ASCP)], International Academy of Phlebotomy Sciences (IAPS), National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT), National Phlebotomy Certification Examination (NPCE), National Phlebotomy Solutions (NPS), or another national certification as approved by Clinical Labs leadership. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
              • Basic phlebotomy and specimen processing techniques.
              • Knowledge of medical terms preferred.
              • Basic computer skills.
              • Effective communication skills.
              • Effective professional communication skills to interact with patients/ customers.

                Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

                Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

                Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Keywords: Duke University, Durham , Inpatient Phlebotomy - Every Other Weekend, Third Shift, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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