- High school diploma or equivalent is required
- Appropriate licensure is required
- Certification preferred per job description
- Computer skills are required
- Customer service skills are required
- Excellent communication skills are required
- Experience is preferred
VCU Health System's Phlebotomy department is seeking a full time Phlebotomist. The Phlebotomist will obtain blood samples by venipuncture and capillary puncture from outpatients in all age groups as requested by the physician. The Phlebotomist assures the proper collection of all types of samples as requested by the physicians. The Phlebotomist also prepares specimens for analysis by processing orders via HIS/LIS computers, verifying specimen acceptability and performing established pre-analytical procedures in accordance with laboratory policy in an accurate, safe, and timely manner.
Collection of blood samples from patients.
Able to contact Client Services or other areas as needed if questions prior to collection of samples.
Customer service oriented communications.
Direct the operation of the assigned area according to policy and procedures.
Aid in the decision when a trainee has acquired sufficient phlebotomy skills to work without close supervision.
Assist with special projects assignments.
May require weekend and/or holiday rotation on all shifts as patient care needs in hospital dictate.
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license and acceptable driver's record if required to drive between sites
Completion of a phlebotomy, nursing assistant or medical assistant training program
Certification as a Phlebotomist from ASCP or other recognized certification agency preferred
Minimum of 2 years experience in specimen collection techniques (venipuncture, capillary collection, urine collection)
One year of experience in laboratory clerical and computer entry functions
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.