Phlebotomist - #292105
UCONN Health Center
Date: 06/11/2021 16:30 PM
City: Farmington, Connecticut
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation, these are the values that define UConn Health. We are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top rated organization is looking to add a Phlebotomist to our Pathology/Lab Medicine team. If you have a background in this field, as well as a passion for customer and patient experience, we want to hear from you.
At UConn Health, this class is accountable for independently performing a variety of venipuncture techniques, collecting and preparing specimens from patients and providing related administrative laboratory support. This position will require travel to offsite phlebotomy stations throughout Connecticut.
COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS OFFERED:
Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability, some offer no annual deductible and minimal co-pays
Generous vacation and sick-time plans
Quick commute access from I-84, Route 9 and surrounding areas
- State of the art facility and campus environments
Works under the general supervision of a Clinical Coordinator or other employee of higher grade.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of standard phlebotomy procedures and techniques
Knowledge of appropriate blood processing and handling procedures
Knowledge of medical terminology
Oral and written communication skills
Basic math skills
Ability to understand and follow specific clinical protocol and procedures
Ability to interact courteously and in an understanding manner with patients of all ages
Ability to move 30 to 40 pounds to stock supplies and move or support patients
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions, ability to keep simple records and perform simple arithmetical calculations
- Ability to utilize computer software
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
- High School Diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) and one (1) year as a phlebotomist in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulated laboratory within the last five (5) years.
- Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), or an organization acceptable to UConn Health which provides relevant training may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to travel throughout the State of Connecticut.
Greater than 2 years phlebotomy experience in a hospital inpatient and outpatient setting with good computer skills
- Strong multi-tasking skills an asset
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift standard laboratory equipment, trays/boxes of glassware
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to disease carrying substances and moderately disagreeable conditions.
- Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunization for communicable diseases
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Ability to understand protocols and perform accordingly in various computer applications which support the laboratory
Generates admission numbers, accession data into LIS
Registration of patients including insurance and demographic information in appropriate application.
Performs a variety of routine blood draws from patients including venipuncture, heel sticks and finger sticks using standard equipment
Collects non-blood specimens such as urine and sputum for laboratory testing
Packages specimens adhering to DOT regulations
Accessions specimens utilizing standard procedures for positive patient identification and records appropriate collection information in accordance with established protocol
Performs various quality control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and regulatory requirements
Provides related administrative support such as, checking medical necessity and collecting monies due from patients and deposits, answering telephone calls, answering general questions concerning test orders and collections, taking messages or triages calls
Prepares test order forms and record entries in the reference laboratory log (computerized or handwritten)
Maintains compliance with laboratory policies, procedures and safety practices
Contributes to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs
Attends in-service training as required
Maintains inventory and stocks/restocks supplies
- Performs related duties as required
Full time, 80 hours every 2 weeks,primarily to work between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rotating weekends and holidays ;per dept. needs may be required to cover other draw stations 6:00am - 6:00pm and inpatient phlebotomy. 30 or 60 minute unpaid meal break depending on draw station assignment.
FULL TIME EQUIVALENT MINIMUM SALARY: $41,643.00
Why UConn Health
UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.
UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics found at www.ethics.state.ct.us.