In a Department of Correction facility this class is accountable for independently performing a variety of venipuncture techniques, collecting and preparing specimens from patients and providing related administrative laboratory support.
Works under the general supervision of a Regional Chief Operating Officer or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs a variety of routine blood draws from patients including venipuncture, heel sticks and finger sticks using standard equipment;
Collects non-blood specimens such as urine, sputum and throat swabs for laboratory testing;
Accessions specimens utilizing standard procedures for positive patient identification and records appropriate collection information in accordance with established protocol;
Performs various quality control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and regulatory requirements;
Provides clerical support such as, collecting co-pays, answering telephone calls, answering general questions concerning test orders and collections, taking messages or triages calls;
Prepares test order forms and record entries in the reference laboratory log (computerized or handwritten);
Maintains compliance with laboratory policies, procedures and safety practices;
Contributes to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs;
Attends in-service training as required;
Maintains inventory and stocks/restocks supplies;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
standard phlebotomy procedures and techniques;
appropriate blood processing and handling procedures;
oral and written communication skills;
basic math skills;
understand and follow specific clinical protocol and procedures;
interact courteously and in an understanding manner with patients of all ages;
move 30 to 40 pounds to stock supplies and move or support patients;
understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
keep simple records and perform simple arithmetical calculations;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) and one (1) year as a phlebotomist in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulated laboratory within the last five (5) years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), or an organization acceptable to the Department of Correction which provides relevant training may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunization for communicable diseases;
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift standard laboratory equipment, trays/boxes of glassware;
Incumbents in the class may be exposed to disease carrying substances and moderately disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Phlebotomist in Salary Group FK 11 approved effective September 19, 2014. (Revised to modify Supervision Received section, Substitutions Allowed section, modernize format and add an Acknowledgment section) Final No. 23-296