UPMC Clerk - Phlebotomist in Altoona, Pennsylvania


Flex Full Time - Day with Rotation This is a union (AFSCME) position Posted: 5/17/2018

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


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 accuratelyLicensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal Act 73 FBI ClearanceUPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 691494