MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer, and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership
The incumbent in this position performs a variety of functions associated with the collection, transportation, and processing of laboratory specimens from outpatients. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Education, Experience, and License Requirements
- High School Graduate or the equivalent (GED) required
- National Phlebotomy Association Certification, or ASCP, ASMT or AMT Certification, strongly preferred.
- Prepares equipment, verifies patient identification, performs venipuncture and capillary puncture, and collects other types of specimens according to hospital and laboratory procedure.
- Transports blood and blood products and other laboratory specimens to other hospital units/departments.
- Registers patients and enters physician's orders into the hospital computer, as required.
- Provides containers and instructions to outpatients, answers inquiries and takes outpatient orders.
- Maintains a safe and orderly work environment and follows all safety and regulatory procedures for the assigned specimen collection area.
- Keeps accurate records of outpatient blood drawing and specimen processing.
- Maintains supplies and equipment for the area.
- Works with supervisor(s) to identify, resolve and improve workflow, LIS or testing problems and issues.
- Participates in orientation and training or other opportunities for learning for the department, medical staff and other Hospital staff as delegated in relation to phlebotomy.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all inclusive.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.","industry":"Healthcare
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