Geisinger Health System Phlebotomist I in Danville, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Phlebotomist I

LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Medicine

WORK SCHEDULE: Evenings

WORK TYPE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant I will be trained to perform venipunctures and skin punctures on all age groups, from neonates through adults to obtain blood specimens, process specimens for analysis, learn to utilize the appropriate computer systems to register patients, facilitate billing, accession laboratory specimens. Phlebotomist I will be responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of tasks to provide a specimen of highest analytical quality for testing and accurate information for the Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Medical Laboratories' clients, including duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

Phlebotomists are responsible for an interpersonal relationship with the patient who they are meant to collect blood samples from. It’s the duty of a phlebotomist to make patients feel relaxed and protected while collecting a blood sample. The ability to explain the blood drawing process to patients and to show a comforting attitude toward patients creates an amiable environment.

Works under the general supervision of the appropriate Technical Specialist or administrative direction of the appropriate Supervisor or Team Leader.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical calculations.

Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate with patients and health care professionals.

Demonstrates basic PC navigation.

Demonstrates use of electronic health record and laboratory information systems preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Prior phlebotomy experience or specimen processing in a hospital setting preferred. Without prior experience, minimum 12 months on-the-job training to learn techniques and procedures required.

Valid Pennsylvania Driver's license required. Motor Vehicle Record Check may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a laboratory environment. Possible exposure to infectious diseases. May handle hazardous chemicals. Must comply with applicable safety procedures. Physical demands: Standing - remaining on one's feet in an upright position. Sitting - maintaining concentration while sitting for prolonged periods. Handling - seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with hands. Fingering - picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers. Vision requirements - able to pass standardized color vision test. Protective equipment (as required by test performed) - eye protection, face protection, lab coat, non-sterile medical gloves.

Phlebotomist II and Phlebotomist III qualifications will be considered at appropriate compensation.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

GEISINGER MEDICAL LABORATORIES (GML) :

GML uses cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art information systems to provide laboratory services throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania. GML offers a wide range of routine and specialized testing in clinical and anatomic pathology.

We offer the resources of a national laboratory with the convenience and personalized attention of local service. We are dedicated to service excellence, teaching, accountability, respect and teamwork, and we offer many growth opportunities. Our laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and AABB.

ABOUT GEISINGER:

One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.