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Main responsibilities-Phlebotomist job description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Phlebotomist job description

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

EXPERIENCE

Experience preferred but not essential, as full in

house training given

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKILLS / ABILITIES

Quick learner, basic hygiene knowledge

• Ability to learn about and deal with blood borne

viruses

• Good communication skills

 

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Willingness to learn new skills. Ability to work as

part of a team but also having the ability to work on

their own

• Ability to cope with work pressures when working in

high care areas when having difficulty in collecting

blood sample from patients

Phlebotomist job description

•To provide a high quality Phlebotomy service to Day Unit and inpatient

wards  requiring venesection services

1. To receive all patients in a calm, courteous and reassuring manner and

uphold the confidentiality, dignity and best customer care practice for all

patients/clients at all times.

2. To identify the correct patient against the blood request form and collect

and accurately label blood samples from all patients according to

Pathology Standard Operating Procedures (local policies).

3. To visit wards regarding provision of Phlebotomy services if and when

required.

4. To liaise with ward staff regarding request/patient condition.

5. To prioritise work according to fasting/urgent requests to ensure a prompt

service and to deliver all samples to laboratory reception within an

appropriate time frame.

6. To ensure full explanation is given to patient prior to performing the task.

7. To inform the Nurse in Charge /Team Leader if unable to bleed any

patients.

8. To provide assistance to all patients experiencing difficulties during and

following procedure (e.g. those patients feeling dizzy, sick or faint).

9. To be familiar with all Standard Venesection Procedures, especially in

relation to the control of infection (e.g. needle stick injury, disposal of

sharps, blood borne viruses, using disposable gloves and tourniquets).

10. To ensure 100% compliance with Infection Control and Hand Hygiene

Policy at all times.

11. To adhere to Health and Safety regulations as laid down by the current

Health and Safety at Work legislation.

12. To be supportive towards new staff, to work together as a team, help

maintain morale and report any problems or issues to the person in

charge.

13. To attend mandatory study sessions as required on Basic Life Support,

Infection Prevention and Control, Blood Borne Virus and Fire Control,

and to keep abreast of current developments in Phlebotomy.

14. To take responsibility for own personal development and education,

including in-house training and maintaining personal development plan to

be identified at Individual Performance Review (IPR).

15. To maintain competence in Phlebotomy skills and the use of pertinent

equipment, being aware of own limitations and seeking advice when

required.

 

 

 

 

 

Phlebotomist job description

 

16. To take and report telephone enquiries and to deal with minor queries

and refer other issues to the person in charge.

 

17. To maintain adequate stocks of consumables and equipment in the work

area, take delivery of stores and identify shortages of any items to the

Manager / Deputy.

 

 

18. To be responsible for the cleaning of individual trolleys prior to

procedures and cleaning of the clinical area/equipment (e.g. work tops,

chairs and patient trolley).

19. To ensure that the Trust’s policies and procedures specific to Phlebotomy

are adhered to (e.g. needle-phobic patients, patients requiring medical

assistance.)

20. To participate in collection of data regarding number of

bleeds/attendance of patients for audit purposes as required.

1.

All employees must abide by the guidance set out in the Code of

Conduct and Standard Business Conduct for Staff, as

amended or replaced from time to time.