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Phlebotomist

  • Job ID: 210001TU
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Full and Part Time, All Shifts
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: LAB CLINICAL
  • Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.58 to $23.38 / hour

Description

At UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport, our team is growing and we have a variety of opportunities for phlebotomists. If you're looking for a fast-paced career in healthcare where you can combine your passion for caring for others with your with your technical skills and knowledge, this may be the opportunity for you! We are currently hiring for full-time, part-time and casual positions on a variety of shifts. 

Our phlebotomists have the responsibility and accountability for accurately performing phlebotomy and specimen collection for our patients. Samples collected by the phlebotomist are used for laboratory test procedures that are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Phlebotomists may also perform computer, courier, and clerical functions that are essential to laboratory operations. 

Responsibilities: 
- Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally; respond to telephone inquiries in a timely manner. 
- Following proper patient identification procedures, procure appropriate blood specimens by venipuncture, heelstick and fingerstick. As required, instruct patients on the collection procedures for laboratory specimens that are obtained by the patient, and may collect samples other than blood. 
- Demonstrate dependability, reliability, and independent judgment recognizing priorities to accommodate department needs and acceptance of appropriate authority. 
- Specimen collection may be performed at off-site locations. Transport specimens from on- and off-site collection areas to the appropriate section of the laboratory following established safety procedures. 
- 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, perform related clerical duties, and utilize various computer functions to accurately enter demographic information into the information system(s), enter test orders, receive, cancel, charge, and credit tests, while ascertaining adequacy of patient information as well as sample identity. 
- Train and orient new employees, students and residents, as applicable and as assigned. 
- Inform technical staff, supervisory personnel and/or pathologists of any unusual or problematic incidents. 
- 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. 

Qualifications

- High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
- Phlebotomist certification or the completion of an accredited phlebotomy training program is preferred. Six months of experience is preferred. 
- In the absence of certification and training, other healthcare experience is strongly preferred. UPMC is able to provide all necessary training. 
- Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information system experience is preferred. 

Licensure, Certification and Clearances: 
Phlebotomy Technician (PBT (ASCP)) or equivalent certification preferred. 
- Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal 
- Act 33 with renewal 
- Act 34 with renewal 
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran 

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