Certified Phlebotomy Technician in Los Angeles, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 12/1/2022

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Job Summary:

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician is responsible to perform phlebotomy, specimen
processing, micro plating, and assisting the CLS in the laboratory. Professional application of
the laboratory’s principles, theories, techniques of phlebotomy and specimen processing will be
required. This position reports to the lead laboratory assistant, laboratory manager/supervisor,
and/or the administrative director of Laboratory services.

Essential Job Duties:
 Follows the hospital’s policies and procedures and documents their review.
 Demonstrates ability to draw blood on all age groups, following each step of the
laboratory procedure.
 Troubleshoots problems, documents specimen rejection, prepares send-out specimens and
performs billing procedures.
 Orients and trains new staff.
 Keeps work area supplied, orderly and clean.
 Assists the CLS in the lab by centrifuging, organizing the specimens, placing specimens
on the instruments to initiate a test run, making smears, plating micro, maintaining the
instruments, and doing inventory.
 Performs other duties assigned by the lab manager/supervisor/lab administrative director.

Behavioral Standards:
 Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.
 Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.

Communication/Knowledge:
 Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in
a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.
 Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal
patient care outcomes.
 Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.
Collaboration/Teamwork:
 Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external
colleagues.
 Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work
activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and
the organization.

Education/Experience:
 Possesses a high school diploma and has a minimum of 1 year phlebotomy experience in
an accredited hospital clinical laboratory. Experience working with laboratory
instrumentation is preferred.

Licensure/Certifications:
 Current California Certified Phlebotomy Technician License
 BLS (Basic Life Support) Certificate

ADA CONSIDERATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language. Must be able to prepare documentation in a manner that conforms to prescribed style and format, and to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to perform upper level mathematical operations, including algebra and geometry, frequent distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate