Job Description

Job Title: Phlebotomist (Casual) - Grant Funded Position
Job ID: 668137
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: 7:30am - 11:30am
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Venditti
Location: 100 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


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 is looking for a Casual Phlebotomist!  This is a 5-year, National Institute of Health Grant Funded, Intervention Study of adults with a high risk of Type II Diabetes.  Casual hours can/will vary as needed, but will be primarily Monday - Friday, ranging between 7:30am – 11:30am.  No weekends required!  Travel/commuting to multiple Senior Centers in Allegheny County (within a 15-mile radius of Bellefield Towers) will be required 100% of the time! 

This position will be responsible for all phlebotomy/blood draws, collecting blood pressure readings, and occasional data entry duties in the Bellefield Tower office.  Staff would be trained on proper study protocols to use automated blood pressure machines to collect resting blood pressure on all participants.  Prefers experience in Phlebotomy or Venipuncture!  Recent Phlebotomy graduates and/or Certified Phlebotomy Technicians are welcome to apply!


*Please Note: This is a 5-year, National Institute of Health Grant Funded, Intervention Study of adults with a high risk of Type II Diabetes. This position is funded on a grant which is scheduled to expire. It is possible that the position could be terminated on or prior to the grant expiration date if conditions affecting the grant should change.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance


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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