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Geisinger Health System Phlebotomist (Nights) in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Phlebotomist I will be trained to perform venipunctures and skin punctures on all age groups, from neonates through adults.

Phlebotomist I will obtain blood specimens, process specimens for analysis, utilize the appropriate computer systems to register patients, facilitate billing, and perform overall specimen accessioning and processing.

Phlebotomist I will have interpersonal communication ability to explain the blood drawing process and to show a comforting attitude toward patients.

Job Duties

  • Performs venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens according to Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines.

  • Knowledge of adequate and correct collection requirements.

  • Performs accessioning procedures appropriately and accurately to ensure positive identification of the specimens Exhibits accuracy in specimen identification, labeling, accessioning, processing, and patient billing.

  • Demonstrates basic problem solving skills.

  • Recognizes and resolves basic discrepancies as appropriate.

  • Escalates more advances problems and discrepancies to appropriate Phlebotomist III, Analytical Specialist or Supervisor and Team Leader.

  • Provides for timely transport of the specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.

  • Accurately processes specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedure and provides for timely transport of the specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.

  • Evaluates specimen suitability and acceptability.

  • Resolves discrepancies as appropriate.

  • Initiates recollection process as appropriate.

  • Accurately processes specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedure.

  • Knows and abides by the Geisinger and related policies and procedures including compliance policies.

  • Provides phlebotomy coverage as trained and required to Geisinger Community Practice offices, skilled nursing facilities, or performs in-home phlebotomy for homebound patients.

  • Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.

The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

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

This position is eligible for night shift differential as well as voluntary staffing incentives as schedules require.

SJTM

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Laboratory (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Member of National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS) - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS); Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family 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. 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.

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.

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