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Phlebotomist (Relief, Days) - Abington

Company: Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

The Phlebotomist is responsible for obtaining patients' blood specimens through venipuncture, fingerstick or heelstick as appropriate for the performance of requested tests. The Phlebotomist uses appropriate equipment and complies with phlebotomy policies and procedures, including proper techniques, patient identification, biohazard precautions, and timing and fasting requirements.

  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the values of Jefferson.
  • Performs phlebotomy and ensures accurate collection of requested tests from patient through venipuncture, fingerstick or heelstick.
  • Maintains positive patient identification during specimen collection.
  • Communicates to nursing personnel or physician office relative or discrepant patient identification, fasting requirements or other related factors regarding collection. Communicates to Nursing when in house patients refuse blood draws. Will use Hospital resources when language barriers exist.
  • Reviews all requisitions for missing information. Follows up with facility or provider if unable to obtain all information required for test performance.
  • Checks appropriate collection, sorting and storage areas in the facilities for specimens to ensure specimens are not missed, and may transport/distribute these specimens to the laboratory as needed.
  • Monitors information in Collection List and Unreceived Specimen Report. Completes Collection List with accurate time of collection and phlebotomist code.
  • Cleans and stocks work area and assists with maintenance of supplies. Follows all safety and Laboratory Dress code policies
  • Performs other lab related duties as assigned by supervisory personnel.


    Education: High School Diploma or equivalent AND Experience: 1-3 years' prior experience preferred. Certain laboratory locations may require phlebotomy training that includes a minimum of 100 hours rotation within an inpatient hospital setting/physician office. (and usually 150 successful sticks). Phlebotomy certification preferred.

    Conditions of Employment

    Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act, including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI finger print based federal criminal records check. The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.

    Conditions of Employment

    Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson's clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

    Closing Statement

    Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

    Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

    Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet --designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

    Jefferson's mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.
    • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
    • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
    • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing
      As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Keywords: Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, Harrisburg , Phlebotomist (Relief, Days) - Abington, Healthcare , Montgomery, Pennsylvania

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