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Phlebotomist

Description

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.


This position will be working shifts out of the following schedule M-F= 7am -7:30Pm    Sat &Sun= 7a-5pm. **Weekend rotations! Shift Rotations consist of 4, 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts! This position will also require off-site draws (all within walking area of Oakland!)  This position will be working 3 holidays! 


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.
  • Adheres to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, 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 the collection of quality management data.
  • Coordinates phlebotomy training and orientation of new phlebotomists, students, residents, PA-C's, and CRNP's.
  • 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.
  • Informs technical staff and supervisory personnel 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.
  • Interacts 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 testing; including quality control and logs appropriately.
  • Provide necessary staff coverage to ensure smooth work flow.
  • 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.
  • Utilizing various computer functions, enters test orders, receives, cancels, charges, and credits tests.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Certification from an accredited Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant program is strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum 6 months experience performing phlebotomy is strongly 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
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • 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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