Geisinger Health System PHLEBOTOMIST II in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Work Schedule: Days/Evenings

Work Type: PART TIME

*Phlebotomist III qualifications will be considered at appropriate compensation.

JOB SUMMARY:

Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant 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 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.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*1. Performs all duties and responsibilities of Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant I.

*2. Demonstrates knowledge of and performs venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens according to Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines. Exhibits knowledge of adequate and correct collection requirements. Performs accessioning procedures appropriately and accurately to ensure positive identification of the specimens.

*3. Demonstrates good problem solving skills. Recognizes and resolves discrepancies as appropriate. Evaluates specimen suitability/acceptability. Resolves or refers problems as appropriate.

*4. Performs testing and records Point of Care instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and quality control as assigned.

*5. Handles and replenishes reagents and supplies according to established protocols as assigned.

*6. Follows established reporting procedures (computerized, verbal, and manual) as appropriate. Records and reports problems and solutions as appropriate.

*7. Navigates and accesses multiple computer applications (including laboratory and hospital computer systems and the internet) as needed.

*8. Knows and abides by the GHS and GML policies and procedures including compliance policies.

*9. Provides phlebotomy coverage as required to Geisinger Medical Group offices, skilled nursing facilities, or performs in-home phlebotomy for homebound patients.

*10. Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.

  1. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

*Denotes essential job functions.

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/OR 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.

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.

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

Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** 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.