Phlebotomist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Erie, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Phlebotomist

Job ID: 691279

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Flex

Hours: 8:30pm - 6:30am

Shift:

Facility: UPMC Hamot

Department: Lab Chemistry

Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

UPMC Hamot is looking for a Phlebotomist! This is a Flex Full-Time position with up to 28 hours per week. Hours range during the third shift between 8:30pm - 6:30am. Rotating weekends and holidays are required.

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 diagnosisAnd treatment of patients. The phlebotomist will also perform computer, processing and clerical functions essential to laboratory operations. The phlebotomist works in conjunction with and under the supervision of the medical technologists at times.

Responsibilities:

* Calls clients to confirm handwritten orders, obtains accurate billing information, dx codes, UPIN information, etc. when needed

* Collects specimens in a timely manner and according to established procedures.

* Communicates appropriately with clients, patients, and coworkers. Remains polite and courteous at all times. Communicates all unresolved problems immediately to supervisor.

* Completes all required documentation and statistical logs as required.

* Follows positive patient ID policy to accurately collect and label specimens.

* Keeps work area clean and neat. This includes waste disposal, stocking of supplies, management of lab coat cleaning.

* Participates on teams and special projects when asked. Performs other duties as assigned.

* Performs basic clerical duties, i.e. filing, faxing, preparing mail, data entry, etc.

* Processes and/or packages specimens according to testing specifications.

* Reads, understands and complies with organizational and departmental policies, procedures and protocols.

* This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of the work that may be performed by the position.Interacts with all customers, internal and external, courteously and professionally; answers the phone and responds to telephone inquiries in a timely manner.

* Trains and orients new employees, students as applicable and assigned.

Qualifications

* High School diploma or equivalent

* Certification from an accredited Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant program is preferred.

* Minimum 6 months experience is preferred.

* Medical terminology knowledge and laboratory information system experience is preferred.

* Must have the ability to establish work priorities and handle several procedures simultaneously. Must interact with other departments.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Phlebotomy Technician (PBT(ASCP)) or equivalent certification preferred.

* Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

* Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $12.22 to $18.61

Union Position: No

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