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Genesis Health System Phlebotomist I in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Phlebotomist I (Emergency Department)

Department: Laboratory

Purpose: This position is to service the Emergency Department. Duties include but not limited to, collecting specimens for diagnostic testing that include blood, throat, nasopharyngeal and TB testing. Key accountabilities include performing appropriate patient and specimen identification, maintaining aseptic technique during specimen collection and using correct equipment. Perform clerical activities such as logging in specimens, quick registration, and ordering labs as well as basic processing of specimens such as centrifuging and transferring as directed to support diagnostic testing. The Emergency Department will be the main focus of this position; however, may also serve inpatient and/or outpatient areas.

Report To: Manager, Laboratory Services

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Auditors/Review Agencies


Education: High school graduation or equivalent

Field Of Study:

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred: Phlebotomy experience, CMA Certification, or PBT (ASCP) certification


Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions exceeds 70% of their work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes