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.
+ Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and
professionally; responds to telephone inquiries in a timely
+ 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.
+ Demonstrates 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.
Transports specimens from on- and off-site collection areas to the
appropriate section of the laboratory following established safety
+ 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, 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.
+ Trains and orients 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; uses materials and reagents in a
+ May perform EKG's.
+ High school diploma or equivalent is required.
+ Certification from an accredited Phlebotomy or Medical
Assistant program is preferred.
+ Minimum 6 months experience performing phlebotomy is
+ Medical terminology knowledge and laboratory information
system experience preferred.
**Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:**
Phlebotomy Technician (PBT(ASCP)) or equivalent certification
+ Driver's License
+ 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