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Clinical Laboratory Support / Phlebotomist
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
HS diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 to 3 years of related experience in an accredited clinical laboratory. Experience performing lab computer tasks and scheduling. LIS (Laboratory Information System) computer experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Specimen Processing
  1. Process specimens by centrifugation, aliquot and sort into specific test areas and for storage.
  2. Coordinate the pickup and delivery of specimens for specific areas of the laboratory.
  3. Troubleshoot specimen processing procedures.
  4. Investigate and handle improperly labeled specimens, requisition problems and inadequate specimens.
  5. Perform order and result entry, reference lab batch creation/release and special handling/packaging for send-out specimens.
Patient Services
  1. Greet patients and parent in a courteous and consumer-oriented manner, check patient into scheduling system and or update computer system information.
  2. Review patient insurance information for accuracy, collect demographic and insurance information, checks/corrects facesheet.
  3. Verify the insurance information is complete prior to procedure and collect and verify preauthorization/referral information.
  4. Complete computer-aided, on-line registration with parent/guardian via telephone or in person in a courteous and consumer oriented manner.
  1. Answer inquiries and give test results by phone, answers general information and specimen requirement questions and route technical questions to appropriate area for answers
  2. Answer telephone professionally and courteous.
  3. Verify insurance eligibility and coverage for anticipated procedures.
  4. Notify parents of the need for completed insurance referral form or preauthorization of test requests.
  5. Counsel parents or refer parent to Manager or Coordinator for financial information and direction.
  6. When assigned, train employees, students, and others in the duties described in job description.
Lab Tests
  1. Enter patient information, test requests, cancellations and additions into computer order program; perform computer searches for data inquiries and print and retrieve reports.
  2. Check test requisitions for completeness.
  3. Request additional forms or documents from referring physician as necessary.
  4. Confirm ICD9 codes are included and contact referring physician to confirm.
  5. Contact referring physician to confirm questionable test requests.
  6. Order tests in LIS; attach label to test requisition and place in appropriate location for specimen collection.
  1. Monitor and maintain daily records of laboratory equipment as required; maintain simple laboratory equipment and notify technician/technologist of unresolved problems.
  2. Order routine inventory and supply requests.
  3. Distribute forms/letters/mail/lab results.
  4. Maintain Lab Customer Service Desk files.
  5. Copy, fax and distribute documents.
  1. Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary method; perform special procedures such as collection of specimens for sweat chloride test and administration of xylose.
  2. Conduct assigned routine laboratory tests such as urine dipstick, loading automated analyzers, preparation of slides for microscopic analysis.
  3. Set up simple bacterial/viral cultures and enter specific test results into the computer.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.