Hard-working, entry-level phlebotomist looking to apply my education and training to a job in a laboratory setting. Areas of proficiency include maintaining eye-hand coordination and adhering to CDC recommendations and OSHA requirements when obtaining specimens.
-Plan to obtain ASCP Certification upon completion of Phlebotomy program, in May 2013.
-American Heart Association, CPR/AED Certification
Successfully completed 100 externship hours which included 200 unaided venipunctures under the supervision of a designated phlebotomy externship instructor. Verified identity of and assessed patient's condition and environment prior to collection; assembled equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, etc. according to requirements for specified tests or procedures. Conversed with patient to allay fear of procedure. Obtained blood samples efficiently from in-patients and outpatients while maintaining infection control. Duties also included urine specimen collection for screening, analysis or other medical purposes. Promptly transported specimens to the laboratory for testing and cleaned and stocked outpatient area throughout the day.
Assisted with ADLs. Read and recorded blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration. Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets. Provided transportation, assistance and companionship to clients. Cleaned and organized clients' living quarters. Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming. Provided clients and families with emotional support. Administered simple range of motion exercises. Promoted continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for which care is provided. Observed and documented client status and reported client complaints to the case manager.
Tended to residents with chronic illnesses. Assisted nurses with cleaning rectal tube, G-tube, J-tube, and regular catheter insertion. Charted daily information on the residents such as mood changes, mobility activity, eating percentages, and daily inputs and outputs. Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in residents' health status to nursing staff. Comforted residents and provided them with reassurance and encouragement. Promoted continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for which care is provided. Maintained a clean, orderly and well-stocked environment. Promoted personal and co-worker safety.
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