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  • Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA’s Blood Borne Pathogen Standard, control clinical site work practices and safety policies for phlebotomy procedures and specimen handling.
  • Interpret order requisition for laboratory tests and select appropriate equipment for blood collection.
  • Demonstrate correct patient identification for inpatients and outpatients as documented by clinical site procedure manual.
  • Perform a minimum of 175 venipunctures by vacutainer according to CLSI guidelines.
  • Perform proper technique for collecting blood specimen by butterfly needle.
  • Follow established laboratory policies for patient refusal, inability to collect a sample and patient complications that may occur during the blood collection procedure.
  • Demonstrate proper procedure for specimen handling and transport.
  • Perform proper specimen processing procedures.
  • Perform proper technique in microcollection and special collection procedures if applicable to laboratory.
  • Utilize basic laboratory compute skills involved in laboratory specimen procurement.
  • Relate medical ethics, professionalism and proper communication with all patient and staff interactions.
  • Adhere to all HIPAA regulations.
  • Demonstrate a responsible and accountable attitude toward work assignments.
  • As a representative of the health care setting, maintain an attitude of “patient focus” and customer satisfaction in your service and interaction with patients.