Job Description: Phlebotomist
Job Status: Full-time
Reports to: Manager, Laboratory Services
HepCURE is a non-profit committed to eliminating Hepatitis C in Canada. We work with community based organizations and pharmacies across Ontario and offer the most comprehensive screening and treatment program for marginalized people living with Hepatitis C.
The Phlebotomist will perform Point-of-Care (POC) tests and draw blood for patients requiring Hep C testing and treatment. The right individual must be comfortable working with marginalized people, must be flexible with work hours – with their schedule, and anticipate being asked to (work as early as 8:00 a.m. or as late as 7:00 p.m.) This person must also have their own vehicle, a full G license, and be willing to travel throughout Ottawa and surrounding areas.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Greet and request required information from program participants, explain the specimen collection process, and perform specimen collection;
- Perform phlebotomies and or dried blood spot collection, connect/run centrifuge machine and label specimen collections and lab forms;
- Work with the Nurse Practitioner/Clinician to determine if blood work is required and determine next steps in the treatment journey;
- Complete data entry of required patient demographics, requisition information, and other information related to processing test results;
- Prepare specimens for transportation and testing;
- Deliver specimens to Laboratories;
- Other duties as required.
- Must have at least 5 years of experience working in a fast-paced lab technician role;
- Must be able to draw blood from clients who have little to no veins, “difficult stick” veins, collapsing and or constricting veins and the sort.
- Graduate of an approved Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent;
- Must have a full G license and access to a vehicle.
- Phlebotomy experience;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Good technology skills and experience working with iPads;
- Ability to maintain the strictest standards of patient privacy and confidentiality;
- Comfort level with marginalized people as well as sensitivity to race, mental health, and sexual orientation;
- Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work;
- Comfortable working as part of a team, as well as independently.