Phlebotomist
Phlebotomy - Phase II
Deadline Oct 10 2019
The Phlebotomy - Phase II has an opening for the position of Phlebotomist in grade 6 starting at a salary of LBP 904,677.- per month. Since this provides an opportunity for PROMOTION from within, kindly circulate this information and/or post it in your area of jurisdiction so that those interested and having the minimum qualifications may apply.
Basic Functions
Draw blood specimens from people of all ages (adults, children and neonates) by venipuncture and skin puncture as needed for medical tests and blood donations in a prompt, accurate and reliable manner according to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Advise patients on the proper procedure for other body fluid specimens as related to their work area. Adhere strictly to safety and infection control procedures while performing their technical duties. Perform clerical duties such as test requests and results entry as well as sorting and sending reports.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center and that of the Department.
Minimum Requirements
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (IET score >/= 500 is preferable); French is an asset.
  • Basic knowledge and ability to interact with laboratory information system (LIS) and/or hospital information system (HIS) computer functions as it relates to phlebotomy duties.
  • BAC II degree or equivalent. Phlebotomy certification is preferred.
  • One year experience in basic laboratory operations, nursing or related science preferably in the blood collection specialty.
  • Basic knowledge in medical terminology.
  • Ability to work on shift basis duty and during weekends and holidays.


Interested applicants are invited to register/login and complete the online application and apply to the vacancy prior to October 10 2019 on the following link: http://www1.aubmc.org.lb/hremp/

For Internal Applicants: In addition to the updated C.V., a letter of intent should be addressed to the Human Resources Department with a copy to the concerned Supervisor(s).

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Summary
Draw blood specimens from people of all ages (adults, children and neonates) by venipuncture and skin puncture as needed for medical tests and blood donations in a prompt, accurate and reliable manner according to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Advise patients on the proper procedure for other body fluid specimens as related to their work area. Adhere strictly to safety and infection control procedures while performing their technical duties. Perform clerical duties such as test requests and results entry as well as sorting and sending reports.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center and that of the Department.
Essential Functions / Task Groups

Administrative Duties/Related Technical Duties:

  • Register patient demographics data using the Master Patient Index accurately and timely.
  • Enter patient demographics and required analyses, sort and send reports.
  • Assist in sorting and recording specimens received in the laboratory.
  • Transcribe physicians' orders electronically without errors.
  • Participate in in-house training, phlebotomy workshops and education programs (i.e., new specimen collection techniques, equipment, safety and other educational programs).
  • Respond to opportunities to help others.
  • Demonstrate willingness to participate in inter and intra departmental committees.
  • Demonstrate willingness to participate and share ideas for performance improvement projects.
  • Demonstrate willingness to participate in statistical data gathering and testing/validating new collection procedures.

Specimen Collection and Handling:

  • Take medical history from patient with utmost confidentiality.
  • Match physicians' requests with the amount of blood to be drawn and the types of samples for every test.
  • Demonstrate human relation skills when working with patients and others; recognizing the different patients’ medical conditions and severity; understanding of patient rights and promoting the comfort and well being of the patient/donor while performing blood and other laboratory related body fluid collection duties.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing simple to moderately complex blood collection techniques such as venipuncture, heel stick and finger stick.
  • Identify appropriate sites for heel stick, finger stick and venipuncture.
  • Identify the various types of anticoagulates, preservatives and gels used in blood collection and the vacuum tube color code for the additives.Identify the type of preservatives used in 24 hours urine collection gallons.
  • Adhere and comply to safe and efficient work practices in collection and processing of specimens.
  • Maintain the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed.
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge in identifying the most common complications associated with heel stick, finger stick and venipuncture; their causes, prevention and treatment within expected capabilities.
  • Collect timed specimens and timely delivery/distribution of specimens to laboratory sections.
  • Demonstrate ability to use basic problem-solving skills to troubleshoot simple routine procedures that do not fall within standards, take corrective actions or inform an appropriate supervisor.
  • Report to Lab Reception Supervisor in case of complex operational and administrative problem.
  • Perform competency assessment questionnaire.
  • Follow prudent practices of safety, infection control, and fire safety planning.
  • Clean up and decontaminate the phlebotomy stations at the beginning and end of the shift.

Equipment & Collection Supplies:

  • Prepare collection trays for specimen procurement; ensure usage of appropriate type of blood collection equipment and supplies according to age specific patient categories.
  • Responsible for the efficient and cost effective use of supplies, reagents and equipment.
Critical Competencies

Client Focus, Achievement Orientation, Initiative, Communication Skills, Safety and Health Management,Technical Expertise, Team Skills, Planning & Organizing, Information & Records Administration, Professionalism, Quality Management, Computer Skills, English Comprehension, Problem Solving, Resource Management, Organizational Awareness.

Knowledge / Know-How
Knowledge:
Basic knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology, the overall organization and operations of the laboratory as well as in depth knowledge of the specimen collection tools, techniques and related quality control measures.
Basic knowledge in communicable diseases and infection control procedures according to hospital and department safety regulations and policies.
Basic knowledge in medical terminology and laboratory tests with ability to interpret physicians' orders.

Education:
Minimum Education: BAC II degree or equivalent.
Preferred Education: Phlebotomy certification.

Experience:
Minimum Experience: One year experience in basic laboratory operations, nursing or related science preferably in the blood collection specialty.

Languages:
Minimum Languages: Arabic and English (IET score >/= 500)
Preferred Languages: French is an asset.

Computer Skills:
Basic knowledge and ability to interact with laboratory information system (LIS) and/or hospital information system (HIS) computer functions as it relates to phlebotomy duties.
Impact of Actions / Decisions
Error in sample identification, labeling and collection of specimens would probably be caught by review within the laboratory or by review of test results and reports. However, not all work is technically checked so unreliable results may cause material or financial loss and may affect the diagnosis of the patient and consequently on the treatment and quality of patient care reflecting adversely the laboratory.
Inappropriate adherence to safety precautions may facilitate the transmission of infectious diseases especially blood transmitted diseases among fellow staff and patients.
Providing timely phlebotomy services facilitates the work of others within the immediate organizational unit and patient floors.
Job Structure
Perform specific technical duties according to pre-established hospital and departmental policies and regulations.
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibility

Reporting Channel:
1st Level: Lab Reception Supervisor
2nd Level: Clinical Department Administrator - PLM

Supervisory Channel:
None­

Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Moderate Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Shift rotation basis
Working Conditions:   Hazardous working conditions