Northwell Health Accessioner/Phlebotomist in Huntington, New York

Req Number 001T62

Job Category Laboratory

Job Description

Draws blood from adult, pediatric and infant patients. Assists laboratory personnel in daily accessioning activities. Performs pre-analytical processing of specimens and a variety of clerical duties in support of department.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Draws blood from adult, pediatric and infant patients following approved standard procedures and precautions.

  • Performs pre-analytical processing of specimens and clerical duties including, but not limited to:

  • Receives, sorts and performs accurate data entry for all specimens entering the laboratory.

  • Receives and processes written/electronic requests from physicians for routine, STAT and/or special laboratory tests.

  • Follows appropriate handling requirements for specific specimens.

  • Identifies and documents situations that may adversely impact test performance or reporting of results. Notifies management of situation.

  • Rejects incorrect or inappropriate specimens. Retests using the same or alternate methods.

  • Performs a variety of clerical duties in support of department.

  • Answers, screens and directs phone calls received in Laboratory.

  • Retrieves, prints and faxes test results and cumulative reports utilizing the Laboratory computer system (LIS).

  • Processes and files form requests, records, receipts, and related laboratory paperwork.

  • Generates daily pending log and other reports, as required by management.

  • Assists in training new employees, as directed by management.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Proficiency in Medical Terminology, required.

  • Working knowledge of PC applications, required.

  • Certified in Phlebotomy from a National Organization, preferred.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in Phlebotomy or equivalent combination of education and experience required.