Job Description

Job Title: Phlebotomist (Casual)
Job ID: 663185
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Rotating
Shift: Rotating
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Lab Administration
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is looking for a Casual Phlebotomist! The hours for this position may vary and will include two weekends a month, primarily between 7:00am - 5:00pm (10-hours shifts) and working at least one holiday will be required!


This position will be responsible for both front and back office duties, including phlebotomy/blood draws, EKG's, answering phones, stocking supplies, cleaning carts, checking treatment rooms, and walking to other departments and facilities in the area, etc. This position will require graduation from a Phlebotomist or Medical Assistant school/training program.

 

 

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.
  • Assist in collection of quality management data.
  • 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.
  • Instructs patients on the collection procedures for laboratory specimens that are obtained by the patient.
  • 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.
  • Performs waived and moderate complexity testing including quality control and logs appropriately.
  • 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.
  • Transports specimens from on and off site collection areas to the appropriate section of the laboratory following established safety procedures.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 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.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT(ASCP)) or equivalent certification preferred.
  • CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management

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

Salary Range: $13.71 to $21.49

Union Position: No

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