Job Description

Job Title: Phlebotomist
Job ID: 704551
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Phlebotomy Services
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215

Description

Are you a Phlebotomist interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we 
invite you to explore this opportunity today! 

UPMC St. Margaret is looking for a Phlebotomist! This is a Full-Time position with up to 40 hours per week. Hours range during the afternoon and evening shifts. This position will be responsible for inpatient phlebotomy. Hospital experience is preferred! 

Purpose:

This position has the responsibility and accountability for accurately performing phlebotomy and specimen collection of inpatients and/or outpatients. Samples collected by the phlebotomist are used for laboratory test procedures that are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Phlebotomist may also perform computer, courier, and clerical functions that are essential to laboratory operations. The Phlebotomist works in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Medical Technologists.

Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, including hand hygiene techniques and proper isolation precautions., compliance and personnel policies.
  • As required, performs related clerical duties, and utilizes various computer functions to accurately enter demographic information into the information system(s), enters test orders, receives, cancels, charges, and credits tests, while ascertaining adequacy of patient information as well as sample identity.
  • Demonstrates dependability, reliability, and independent judgment recognizing priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority.
  • Following proper patient identification procedures, procures appropriate blood specimens by venipuncture, heelstick and fingerstick. As required, instructs patients on the collection procedures for laboratory specimens that are obtained by the patient, and may collect samples other than blood.
  • Inform technical staff, supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; responds to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
  • May also perform arterial puncture following strict collection and post collection guidelines .
  • Monitors and maintains supplies for those functions for which the position is responsible; uses materials and reagents in a cost-effective manner.
  • Specimen collection may be performed at off-site locations. Transports specimens from on- and off-site collection areas to the appropriate section of the laboratory following established safety procedures.
  • Trains and orients new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Certification from an accredited Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant program is preferred.
  • Minimum 6 months experience performing phlebotomy is preferred. 
  • Medical terminology knowledge and laboratory information system experience preferred.
  • Must possess good oral and written skills, must be able to communicate effectively with all age groups and populations of external and internal customers as well as co-workers both on the telephone and directly.
  • Must become skilled in the use of Information System(s).
  • Continuing Education: Attends mandatory safety, compliance and other meetings required by laboratory and hospital guidelines.
  • Attends in-services, lectures, and training classes, as required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Phlebotomy Technician (PBT(ASCP)) or equivalent certification preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.12 to $20.05

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

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