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Employee will be assigned to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, collecting a broad range of routine and emergency blood samples. Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:
Performs proper patient identification, proper sample procurement, and proper specimen labeling following guidelines from the Joint Commission (JC) and the College of American Pathology; identifies all patients with two identifiers to ensure the accuracy of the specimen collected and documents collection appropriately; and uses judgment and independently resolves identification discrepancies through staff contacts as needed.
Performs phlebotomy procedures following a sequence of steps approved for sample collection; selects the best venipuncture site, most suitable phlebotomy equipment (needle type, size, and length), and most appropriate cleansing agent, proper collection vials, and assesses the patient's condition before, during, and after the procedure.
Attends to patients while in their care during the phlebotomy procedure; determines the need and initiates a medical emergency, code blue and/or code green for a violent patient; and observes and reports any physical or mental changes while patients are being drawn.
Follows laboratory procedures for collecting specimens in the appropriate container; maintains specimen under appropriate conditions; evaluates suitability of specimens for analysis; and controls the sample's physical condition and responds to time factors to ensure the physiologic state of the specimen is maintained.
Performs sterile collection and dispersal of physician requested patient clean catch urinalysis specimens, urine cultures, and 24-hour urine specimens; and provides education to patients for proper collection techniques of urine, stool, or other fluid collections.
Receives requests for testing and specimens into the laboratory and verifies the accuracy and completeness of the request; and recognizes emergency testing situations and takes necessary action to direct the specimens to the proper location.
Performs a limited amount of patient testing which includes, but is not limited to urine pregnancy testing, bleeding times, fecal occult flood testing, etc.; and performs established quality control procedures to check the validity of the test results.
Maintains adequate supplies for all phlebotomy and specimen procurement procedures; and orients and trains new employees/students in all aspects of phlebotomy and waived testing.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: 4:00 am-2:30 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (10 hour days).
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.