Phlebotomist

Full-Time
Night Shift
Department
Laboratory - Norwegian
Shift Details
Night Shift, FULLTIME (37.5hrs/week); nightshift w/rotation and variable start times; weekend and holiday rotation
Job ID
wd-JR105608
Posted

Phlebotomist

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LVHN has been ranked among the "Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years. We're a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored five times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes in our Lehigh Valley region. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Lehigh Valley Hospital- Hazleton, and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono each received an 'A' grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group in 2020, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day.


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Summary

Performs a variety of patient services such as: Phlebotomy, EKG (as site location requires), DNA collections (as site location requires), and specimen collections on a routine and STAT basis. Performs a wide variety of test ordering and clerical duties as required. Performs specimen processing to include: - accessioning of orders, processing of clinical specimens in preparation for departing to HNL processing facility. Projects a positive image of LVHN, with a focus on patient care and customer relations.

Job Duties

  • May performs venipunctures, capillary, POCT, EKG, PKU, DUI, Drug Screen and DNA collections, for all age groups, as required by site location.
  • Positively identifies each patient prior to collection of specimens, using defined laboratory protocol. Accurately labels all specimens collected for testing. Processes, prepares and stores all specimens for transport, in accordance with laboratory handbook and departmental SOP requirement.
  • Clarifies orders and pre-analytical test requirements when required. Reviews tests already requisitioned for accuracy, prior to processing and releasing for transport, while logging courier calls and contacts courier for specimen pick ups, as needed.
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload, while potentially working alone or extended hours, as necessary, and having the ability to multitask, prioritize and keep organized.
  • Performs LIS data entry and HIS data entry for all blood and body fluids. Obtains blood and body fluid specimens from hospital, outpatient drawing areas and emergency rooms, according to written policies. Utilizes all appropriate programs, systems, applications and assigned laboratory equipment.
  • Responds to customer and client inquires/questions for information regarding specimen requirements, testing schedules, hospital and departmental operations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Proficient computer skills required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices and regulation of blood drawing techniques and collection.
  • Course work or previous medical terminology experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients and providers.
  • Ability to build comprehensive reports and effectively convey information to others.
  • Knowledge of safety guidelines, utilization of proper PPE and sanitization processes.
  • Must successfully complete appropriate training and achieve proficiency at the end of 90 days.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Technical School Diploma Successful completion of an approved phlebotomy training course or 1-year previous work experience as a phlebotomist.
  • CPT - Phlebotomy Technician Certification - State of Pennsylvania

Physical Demands

Lift and carry 40-50 lbs. Examples: Push/pull patients on bed, stretcher (requires 29 lbs. push force), lateral transfers up to 50 lbs. of the patient's weight. Frequent to continuous standing/walking. Patient transporters can walk 8-10 miles per shift. *Patient care providers may be required to perform activities specific to their role including kneeling, bending, squatting and performing CPR.

Job Description Disclaimer: This position description provides the major duties/responsibilities, requirements and working conditions for the position. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, however management reserves the right to revise or change as necessary to meet organizational needs. Other responsibilities may be assigned when circumstances require.

Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.


Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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About LVHN

LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet® recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, which is the only children's hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children's ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children's ER.

We've been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We're also Great Place to Work-Certified™, which means an overwhelming majority of our colleagues have a positive experience at LVHN.

These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN's core values - Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence – you will have a rewarding and successful career here.

Vaccination Requirements

Individuals are required to adhere to all LVHN vaccination policies in effect at the time of hire. Employees will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Please note that safety sensitive positions cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites, medical or otherwise.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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