The lead phlebotomist shall assist the CLSC Technical Coordinator by coordinating the daily activities of processors and phlebotomists. The employee shall perform technical work as well as supervisory duties. The primary functions of this position are ensuring phlebotomy collections are performed within established turn-around times and ensuring specimens are processed in a timely manner upon receipt in the Laboratory. Monitors and distributes daily workload among the phlebotomists and processing workstations. Demonstrates good judgment in routine, day-to-day decisions makes decisions and takes action, considering the impact of various options when making decisions. Develops and delivers educational programs for both individuals and groups in both the laboratory and nursing departments. Builds a strong working relationship with internal and/or external customer to meet customer needs. Acts as a role model for courteous and professional behavior with co-workers, medical staff, patients, visitors and others. Demonstrates competence in technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Assists the Technical Coordinator in assuring compliance with medical Necessity. Supports and promotes the Infection Control and Safety Policies of the Hospital and Laboratory. Supports the core behaviors, standards, values, and missions of the organization and accrediting bodies.
Certifications: CPR - Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required.
Education: High School diploma or GED required. Previous phlebotomy and specimen processing experience, as well as computer maintenance training is required. Phlebotomy certificate and CPR training certification is preferred.
Experience: Two years phlebotomy experience required. Phlebotomy certification preferred. Certification to train CPR preferred.