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Certified Phlebotomy Lab Assistant III

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Job Description:

Organization:MPHS-Mills-Peninsula Medical CenterPosition Overview:Performs duties primarily in support of analyzing Laboratory quality control and patient specimens. Also performs quality assurance tasks related to the analytic phase of Laboratory work flow. Operates, maintains and does basic troubleshooting of Laboratory analyzers that perform testing classified as "waived" and "moderate complexity". Collects blood specimens and interacts with patients of diverse ages, backgrounds, values, beliefs and behavior. Receives, handles and processes a variety of specimens for Laboratory testing. Completes computerized tasks related to patient registration and/or test order entry, specimen collection, receiving and processing. Performs basic post-analytic tasks, including distributing reports, storing and/or retrieving specimens. Provides guidance to phlebotomists and lab assistants to promote optimal workflow and rapid problem resolution. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care.Job Description:EDUCATION

High School or General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent education/experience


CPTI-Certified Phlebotomy Technician Level I


2 years experience in clinical laboratory and phlebotomy as typically acquired in a similar laboratory environment.


Knowledge and practice of standard principles, processes, procedures, and equipment related to:
1) ordering Laboratory testing,
2) collecting blood specimens,
3) compassionately and effectively interacting with patients,
4) handling and processing biological specimens routinely submitted to the Laboratory for analysis,
5) supporting the performance of waived and moderate complexity testing.

Ability to accurately, precisely, and reliably perform job duties and assigned tasks.

Ability to organize and prioritize job duties and assigned tasks for completion within expected timeframes

Ability to compassionately and effectively interact with patients of diverse ages, backgrounds, values, beliefs and behaviors

Workflow Management Ability to appropriately respond to:
1) fluctuations in volume;
2) unexpected situations or problems such as equipment or information system failure;
3) shift-to-shift hand-offs;
4) STAT test orders;
5) specimen integrity issues
6) regular review of pending logs, priority assignments, etc.

Adherence to Practices & Procedures:
1) Ability to follow standard practices, processes, and procedures in sequence.
2) Knowledge of applicable local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies, and procedures aimed at ensuring the privacy and safety of patients.

Applied Job Knowledge, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving:
1) Solid critical thinking in applying knowledge and decision-making.
2) Knowledge of and ability to recognize and appropriately escalate complex and unusual deviations, problems, unusual occurrences and unexpected outcomes

Team Learning & Performance: Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a collaborative setting where the communication of current, factual, and relevant work information is required.
License/Certifications:CPTI-Certified Phlebotomy Technician I - California Department of Public HealthEducation:High School Diploma (Required)Job Shift:EveningsSchedule:Full TimeShift Hours:8Days of the Week:VariableWeekend Requirements:Every other WeekendBenefits:YesUnions:NoPosition Status: Non-ExemptWeekly Hours:40Employee Status:RegularNumber of Openings:1Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.Schedule/Shift: Regular/ EveningsRequired

Job Industries
  • Transportation

Keywords: Sutter Health, Berkeley , Certified Phlebotomy Lab Assistant III, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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