Title: Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant
Supervisor: Director of Laboratory
Minimum hours worked per week: 40 hours per week
- Works in a normal patient care environment, well lighted and ventilated with minimal exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
- During blood draws, will need to access the patient by bending, squatting, or getting into other positions to achieve the draw, 15-20 draws per day on average. A wheelchair is pushed to help maneuver patient into room, requiring 40 horizontal force pounds 50 feet. A lab tray weighing 6 pounds is transported 50 feet to care provider area for draws. In an emergency, may need to catch a patient if he or she begins to faint during a blood draw.
- Occasionally exposed to unpleasant specimens and odors up to 5% of work time.
- May be exposed to blood-borne pathogens up to 95% of work time, personal protective equipment must be worn when drawing or working with specimens