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EKG TECH/PHLEBOTOMIST Full Time Day Shift (23982)

Company: New Bridge Medical Center
Location: Paramus
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Performs EKG, and venipuncture on patients to obtain blood specimens to perform laboratory testing, clerical duties, answers phone calls, assists patients during the process and collection of other specimens, prepare for disposal of sharps and laboratory medical waste, and assists in other laboratory functions when needed.
Maintains and cleans equipment checking that equipment is working properly; reports problems to supervisor.
Performs routine EKGs on assigned nursing units and responds to stat requests as necessary.
Assures EKG tracings are appropriately labeled and checks quality of tracing before giving to cardiologist for interpretation.
Inspects the phlebotomy cart for expiration and adequate supply and completes the daily inspection checklist before using the cart at the beginning of shift.
Assures proper patient identification by checking the patient's wristband with the requisition slips. Follow correct patient identification throughout the processing.
Draws the blood from patients and brings the blood specimens to the appropriate laboratory section.
Properly labels all the blood specimens collected in the presence of the patient, writes the test requested in a logbook and files the paperwork as required.
Records phlebotomy requisitions on appropriate log sheets (STAT, OP, etc.). Assures complete patient identification on the requisitions including the diagnosis.
Assists laboratory technicians in receiving dropped off specimen in computer system.
Centrifuges specimens appropriately, according to instructions.
Maintains the outpatient phlebotomy room in a sanitary condition, free of floor clutter and fully stocked with phlebotomy supplies.
Maintains the phlebotomy supply room in a sanitary condition and free of floor clutter. Stock the shelves so that older supplies are used first.
Responsible for the safety of the pager and handheld equipment assigned to each phlebotomist even when not in use by storing them properly in assigned lockers.
Labels the sharp containers, prepares them for discard when three-quarters full and delivers them to the Central Service for proper disposal.
Collects medical waste from the various laboratory sections; labels, weighs and logs them as required.
Stores the phlebotomy cart in numerical order in the assigned storage room at the end of the shift.
Answers phone calls received in the laboratory.
Receives all drop-off specimens in timely manner.
Places specimen tubes in the centrifuge while processing in Paragon.
Deliver STAT specimens to the processing area alerting Medical Technologist.
Understands and follows Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.
other duties as needed.

  • Diploma or better in High School

    Licenses & Certifications

    • Phlebotomist/EKG

    • *Heart Saver


      • Documented proof of phlebotomy training.

      • 1 year: EKG and Phlebotomy experience.


        • Certification or competency from previous employer as a Phlebotomist.

Keywords: New Bridge Medical Center, Paterson , EKG TECH/PHLEBOTOMIST Full Time Day Shift (23982), Healthcare , Paramus, New Jersey

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