CentraState Healthcare System

  • Phlebotomist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/10/2019 2:21 PM)
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    CentraState Medical Center
    Work Schedule
  • Overview

    Performs venipuncture, specimen processing functions, and various other specialized specimen collections. Performs computer functions.


    • Collects blood specimens on inpatients and outpatients through venipuncture, capillary finger-stick, or heel-stick from newborns according to policy.
    • Obtains blood according to lab policy and procedure with minimal bruising to patient.
    • Labels tubes appropriately with initials, date and time.
    • Interprets physician orders and performs computer order entry accurately. Consolidates orders appropriately.
    • Properly instructs outpatients in specimen collections.
    • Accurately enters relevant collection information under correct patient identification.
    • Accurately enters physician information.
    • Acts as mentor for newly hired employees.
    • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner. Restocks area prior to end of shift. Notifies Environmental Services of any spills or other problems needing attention as soon as they occur.
    • Utilizes Positive Patient Identification System properly.
    • Assists SPA (Specimen Processing Area) with collection and processing of samples.
    • Assists manager with documentation of annual competency of all employees.
    • Assists outpatients in obtaining information from Physician and properly documents advanced beneficiary notices including telephone support, full explanations to both patient and office staff.
    • Assists Manager in compiling data for Quality Assurance monitoring and Performance Improvement indicators.
    • Uses preference lab computers or contacts reference labs to obtain specimen requirements and information regarding tests not in lab dictionary.
    • Assure completeness of all records in work area including quality control charts.
    • Perform order entry for offsite specimens.
    • Completes assigned responsibilities in section prior to end of shift.
    • Fulfills clinical ladder requirement.



    • High school diploma or equivalent required.


    Work Experience:

    • Phlebotomy experience preferred.


    Licenses and Certifications:

    • Certification preferred.


    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Basic knowledge of computer (keyboard) required. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

    Physical Demands


    Working Conditions:

    Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.



    Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Rarely

    Standing/Walking - Continuously

    Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

    Bending/Climbing - Occasionally

    Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Never

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Rarely

    Typing/Filing - Rarely


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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