WEXFORD - ALABAMA DOC
Performs phlebotomy procedures and deals with complications that may arise using a variety of phlebotomy techniques to ensure the proper collection of specimen samples meets laboratory requirements. Properly prepares and packages all specimens for courier transport in a timely manner and ensures all lab work is complete and error free.
Direct supervision from Director of Nursing or Physician
None exercised in this position
Interacts with inmate patients, all medical and nursing personnel, security staff at all levels, administrative and support staff.
1. Performs a proper and successful phlebotomy procedure and deals with complications that may arise. Uses variety of phlebotomy techniques to ensure that the proper collection of specimen samples meets laboratory requirements.
Properly prepares and packages all specimens for courier transport in a timely manner and ensures all lab work is complete and error free.
2. Checks paperwork for completeness and accuracy of information; keeps lab logs, reference materials and other important data up to date; and complete and submit monthly statistical data.
3. Follows all safety precautions and requirements as outlined by Wexford Health and the institution to ensure the best possible work conditions for all.
4. Under the clinical guidance of a Registered Nurse, assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the health care unit and as necessary in the housing units.
5. Assist in planning and implementing individual treatment programs in the health care unit and housing unit by utilizing available resources and consulting with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.
6. Implement medical plan through administering medications and intervention in
accordance with physician instructions.
7. Document nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications etc., and
communicate information to supervisory personnel and physicians in accordance with
8. Wipes down all drawing area surfaces on a daily basis.
9. Orders all laboratory supplies and keep an inventory on a monthly basis.
10. Attends staff meetings and training sessions when scheduled to ensure being up-to-date
on company policies and procedures.
11. Maintains the confidentiality of inmate records.
12. The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and clinical environment. Duties may
require work in at a station/desk and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers,
and other business machines and medical equipment. Essential duties may require the following: physical demands: the strength to lift and carry material weighing up to 30 pounds; vision to read, printed materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; prolonged sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.
Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time; specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be able to clearly communicate
orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts,
and electronic media.
This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week
schedule where employee is subject to both voluntary and mandatory overtime. Employee may
be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to Bloodborne and
Airborne Pathogens, and loud noise
Licensing: LPN Licensure
Certification: Current Phlebotomy Certification; CPR certification
Education: High School Diploma
One to three (1-3) months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Correctional Experience preferred.
OTHER PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Flexible, dependable, and reliable
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of and performance of nursing policies and
Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Be capable of giving CPR instructions and ability to take charge in a CPR
Ability to work in a stressful environment
Support philosophy, objectives and goals of nursing department
Assume individual accountability for own conduct and maintenance of
Approach change in a positive manner
Maintain the confidentiality of inmate records
Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and
organizational projects. “team-player” as this position requires daily
coordination with other coworkers.
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