The Laboratory Phlebotomist accurately enters orders into the computer, or prepares a manual downtime forms, verifies the Patient Name, Medical Record Number (including date of service), Physician, and tests ordered prior to accepting the information into the patient record. The Phlebotomist can follow proper technique and skills required to perform the Bleeding Time Test and demonstrates an extensive technical knowledge of the requirements of laboratory specimen collection to include: proper choice of tube and container, correct preservatives, proper environmental conditions (heat, cold), time limits between collection and testing, fasting state, and the adverse effects certain specimen conditions (hemolysis, dilution by IV fluids, Lipemia, etc.) can have on test results. Is able to distribute reports generated by the Laboratory Information System to the M.D. boxes and nursing units, mail reports to physicians not on staff, and call or fax reports to M.D. offices. The Phlebotomist can obtain blood samples by venipuncture or capillary puncture on adults, children, and neonates in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and can assist Laboratory Technologists with technical functions as required and as allowed by regulatory agencies. Additional responsibilities include servicing Outreach Clients including but not limited to: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Physician Offices, Retirement Villages, and Drawing Stations by performing phlebotomy, providing supplies, picking up specimens, assuring all required information is on requisition forms, scheduling patients, keeping up maintenance charts, and furnishing reports requested by clients and performs all other duties as assigned.