- Works in a normal patient care environment, well lighted and ventilated with minimal exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
- Occasionally exposed to unpleasant specimens and odors up to 10% of the time.
- May be exposed to blood-borne pathogens up to 90% of the time, personal protective equipment must be worn when drawing or working with specimens.
- Performs up to 90% of shift being able to access countertop 40 inches high for work activities, drawing blood, and transporting material around facility. Rest of shift is seated to complete desk related work. 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. Lab tray cart is pushed onto hospital patient floor requiring 5 horizontal force pounds up to 300 feet in distance. A lab tray weighing 6 pounds is transported 50 feet from lab to Urgent Care or Emergency Room for draws. Required to access shelves at heights from 5 inches from floor up to 86 inches high for supplies ranging up to an 8 pound box at 82 inches high and a 46 pound Isoton fluid box 7 inches from floor. A 2-step stool can be used to access high shelves. May help with transporting supplies for health fairs completed outside of facility, transporting totes weighing 25 pounds a distance of 150 feet. In an emergency, may need to catch a patient if he or she begins to faint during a blood draw.