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Clerk - Phlebotomist

  • Job ID: 155250009
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Evenings with weekends and holidays
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Phlebotomy
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Clerk Phlebotomist

1.0 Full time Evenings with weekends and holidays

Union Position: AFSCME

Posted: 8/10/2021

 

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 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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