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Position : Phlebotomist

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.

Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

Resolves unusual test orders by contacting the physician, pathologist, nursing station, or reference laboratory; referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification; notifying supervisor of unresolved orders.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

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