JOB TITLE: Student Phlebotomist - Lab Assistant
LOCATION: Viewmont Medical Laboratories
DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Medicine
WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings
WORK TYPE: Flex
The Geisinger School of Phlebotomy is a comprehensive training program where the employed student phlebotomist will learn to perform venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens on all age groups, from children to adults. Training is occurs through didactic and clinical rotations covering the procedures that phlebotomist must perform, as well as the roles that phlebotomists play in the health care arena. They will gain the knowledge to perform a wide range of tasks in order to be responsible and accountable for providing specimens of the highest analytical quality for testing.
They will become skilled at performing the duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
The employed student will work under the direct supervision of the Director of the School of Phlebotomy; clinical rotation Phlebotomy Instructors; Technical Specialists; Phlebotomist III’s; Supervisors or Team Leaders.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical calculations.
Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate with patients and health care professionals.
Demonstrates basic PC navigation.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Valid Drivers License Required
* Requires successful completion/passing of 2 assessment tests.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a laboratory environment. Possible exposure to infectious diseases. May handle hazardous chemicals. Must comply with applicable safety procedures. Physical demands: Standing-remaining on ones feet in an upright position. Sitting: maintaining concentration while sitting for prolonged periods. Handling-seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with hands. Fingering- picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers. Vision requirements- able to pass standardized color vision test. Protective equipment (as required by task performed), i.e. eye protection, face protection, lab coat, non-sterile medical gloves.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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.
GEISINGER MEDICAL LABORATORIES (GML) – GML uses cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art information systems to provide laboratory services throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania. GML offers a wide range of routine and specialized testing in clinical and anatomic pathology.
We offer the resources of a national laboratory with the convenience and personalized attention of local service. We are dedicated to service excellence, teaching, accountability, respect and teamwork, and we offer many growth opportunities. Our laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and AABB.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of 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. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.