Job Description

Job Title: Phlebotomist
Job ID: 170000Z7
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: 1st & 2nd Shifts / Hours Vary
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: WCA00 - Procurement & Dispatch
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital is looking for a Casual Phlebotomist!  This position will be working 1st and 2nd Shifts with varying hours, including weekends and holidays!  Previous Phlebotomy experience is preferred, but recent Phlebotomy graduates/externs are welcome to apply! This position will be responsible for inpatient and outpatient blood draws and processing.

 

 

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:

  • Procure appropriate specimens by venipuncture, heelstick and fingerstick following established procedures including proper patient identification procedures. May collect samples other than blood, as required.
  • 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 is preferred.
  • Medical terminology knowledge and laboratory information system experience is preferred.
  • Must have the ability to establish work priorities and handle several procedures simultaneously. Must interact with other departments.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT(ASCP)) or equivalent certification preferred.

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

Salary Range: $11.81 to $17.98

Union Position: No

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