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Position : Phlebotomist

Verifies test requisitions by comparing information with nursing station log; bringing discrepancies to the attention of unit personnel.

Verifies patient by reading patient identification.

Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks.

Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures.

Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays by collaborating with nursing personnel to ensure appropriate drug dose to collection time.

Tracks collected specimens by initialling, dating, and noting times of collection; maintaining daily tallies of collections performed.

Monitors glucose levels by performing bedside glucose tests; recording results; reporting results to unit nurse-manager.

Performs bleeding-times tests by entering results to the computer; notifying pathologist of results falling outside normal ranges.

Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule; recording results in the quality-control log; identifying and reporting needed changes.

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