Geisinger Health System Phlebotomist II in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Phlebotomist II

LOCATION: Geisigner Wyoming Valley Medical Center

DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Medicine

WORK SCHEDULE: Days

WORK TYPE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Phlebotomist II has at experience and can independently perform venipunctures and skin punctures on all age groups, from neonates through adults, to obtain blood specimens, knowledge of processing specimens for analysis, and the ability to utilize the appropriate computer systems to register patients, facilitate billing, accession laboratory specimens, and provide information. Phlebotomist II is 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 performing duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger 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.

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.

Minimum 12 months of previous Phlebotomy experience that includes venipuncture, skin puncture, patient preparation and post collection transportation/processing.

Or

Successful completion of a NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) accredited Phlebotomy Training program.

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

Phlebotomist III qualifications will be considered at appropriate compensation.

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.

Every other holiday and holiday rotation.

Shift time can change depending on operational need.

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 leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

** 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.