What You Will Do:
University of Maryland Capitol Region Health is an integrated not-for-profit, community-owned organization comprised of two hospitals and several other healthcare facilities providing comprehensive, quality healthcare services to the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland and surrounding areas. Both hospitals within University of Maryland Capitol Region Health have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. University of Maryland Capitol Region Health is the largest healthcare system headquartered in Prince George's County. Facilities: Bowie Health Campus, Family Health and Wellness Center, Glenridge Medical Center, Laurel Regional Hospital and Prince George's Hospital Center. Mission: To provide comprehensive health care of the highest quality to residents and others who use our services while strengthening our relationship with universities, research and healthcare organizations to ensure best-in-class patient care.
Under the direction of the laboratory manager and designated supervisory staff, the laboratory technical assistant performs a variety of technical functions including phlebotomy and accessioning in support of diagnostic testing for patient care. This position will support the Point of Care Testing program.
What You Need to Be Successful:
- Greets patients, verifies patient identity by standard protocol, and collects blood specimens using a variety of techniques (venipuncture, heel-sticks, finger-sticks). Assures timely and accurate collection of blood specimens.
- Performs complication-free venipunctures obtaining high quality specimens for laboratory testing through accurate selection of collection tubes and correct technique; demonstrates good judgment in the selection of the collection procedure/site.
- Follows phlebotomy and department policies and procedures; documents collected, unable, unavailable, and cancelled orders accurately according to department protocol.
- Assures that all specimens are delivered in a timely manner to the laboratory for testing.
- Provides training in phlebotomy techniques to students, laboratory employees, or other designated personnel as required.
- Maintains adequate levels of phlebotomy supplies to perform collection procedures. Maintains phlebotomy tray and working area in an organized, sanitary condition at all times.
- Verify registration and prescription lab orders on outpatients; draw outpatients including glucose tolerance tests.
- Perform order entry, add on, receipt, and other required functions in the Lab Information System.
- Process, label, and centrifuge STAT and routine samples and deliver to appropriate laboratory section for manual or automated processing.
- Point of Contact for Point of Care Testing.
- High School diploma or GED
- Six (6) months Phlebotomy experience
- Certification as a phlebotomist preferred
- One (1) to three (3) years of phlebotomist experience is preferred including Laboratory accessioning experience
- Strong interpresonal skills required
- Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting, willingness to learn
- Computer skills helpful
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.