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Clerk - Phlebotomist

  • Job ID: 11456403
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours: daylight flexible hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Phlebotomy
  • Location: , Altoona PA
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted 1/10/2020

Purpose:

Functions as a member of the Department of Laboratory Services by providing direct patient care by drawing venous blood samples for testing as requested by a physician. Also performs clinical duties associated with procedures.

Responsibilities:
  • Appearance is professional and in accordance with the Department of Laboratory Services dress code and hospital policy.
  • Communicates with patients, explaining procedures prior to venipuncture. Serves patient in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.
  • Processes outpatients, to include interpreting physician orders, venipuncture and billing.
  • Collects routine, fasting, timed and stat blood samples as indicated on label ordered by a physician and entered into the computer.
  • Properly labels specimens with patient's name, hospital and room number, name of test, date and time collected and phlebotomist's initials.
  • Performs receptionist duties.
  • Prior to collecting blood samples, identifies patient by identification armband, checking it with label using two unique identifiers.

Qualifications

  • Education and Formal Training Required: High school graduate; completion of an acceptable phlebotomy training program.
  • Experience Required: Prefer one year experience, however a clinical rotation during phlebotomy training program is acceptable. 
  • Must be able to learn: The practices and procedures required in the work place, the types of tests performed and laboratory terminology, the performance of phlebotomies, the courtesies of dealing with patients, physicians, and other hospital employees, the use of the telephone effectively and giving or receiving reports and messages clearly and accurately.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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