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Geisinger Health System Phlebotomist, GWV (Full Time) (Days) SIGN ON BONUS in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS! 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 system and medical laboratories' clients. Phlebotomist II can independently perform venipunctures and skin punctures on all age groups, from neonates through adults. Phlebotomist II will obtain blood specimens, process specimens for analysis, utilize the appropriate computer systems to register patients, facilitate billing, and perform overall specimen accessioning and processing. Phlebotomist II will have interpersonal communication ability to explain the blood drawing process and to show a comforting attitude toward patients.

Job Duties

  • Performs venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens according to Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines.

  • Exhibits knowledge of adequate and correct collection requirements.

  • Performs accessioning procedures appropriately and accurately to ensure positive identification of the specimens.

  • Recognizes and resolves discrepancies as appropriate.

  • Evaluates specimen suitability and acceptability.

  • Resolves or refers problems as appropriate.

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

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

  • Follows established reporting procedures as appropriate.

  • Records and reports problems and solutions as appropriate.

  • Navigates and accesses multiple computer applications as needed.

  • Knows and abides by related policies and procedures including compliance policies.

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

  • Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.

The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

$5,000 SIGN ON INCENTIVE FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS! (on FT job postings only)

As a phlebotomist, you'll support Geisinger’s mission of providing exceptional patient care through innovative, efficient, and high-quality laboratory services. At Geisinger, our phlebotomists are the friendly faces that collect samples to be analyzed by our state-of-the-art labs. Supporting a varied patient population, you’ll be responsible for venipunctures/skin punctures on patients in our inpatient setting. There are many other tasks our phlebotomists complete, such as troubleshooting physician orders, processing specimens for testing, as well as aiding our patients.

We have many different skill levels in our labs, from new to experienced phlebotomists, and all skill levels are well utilized. Geisinger employs phlebotomists in roles I, II, and III. We also have numerous staff members who pursue their ASCP certification and become trainers for our department!

Phlebotomist I: Less than one year of phlebotomy experience. Can be a new graduate from a phlebotomy training program.

Phlebotomist II: At least one year of phlebotomy experience OR graduation from a NAACLS-accredited phlebotomy program.

Phlebotomist III: Geisinger-financed ASCP required within 6 months of hire.

Phlebotomist I, II and III qualifications will be considered at appropriate compensation. Salary commensurate with experience. Experience as a nursing assistant (NA), certified nursing assistant (CNA), medical assistant (MA), certified medical assistant (CMA) or similar will be considered! Military experience will be considered. US Army 68W Combat Medic, 18D, US Navy Hospital Corpsman, US Air Force Combat Medic.

$5,000 SIGN ON INCENTIVE FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS!

This position offers a competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, generous PTO! Benefits start on day 1!

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Laboratory (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. 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.

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.

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