Job Title: Student Phlebotomist, School of Phlebotomy (Geisinger Medical Center)
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Diagnostic Services, Phlebotomy
Schedule: Per Diem
Work Type: Part time
Department: JM-School of Phlebotomy Division
Date Posted: 09/17/2021
Job ID: R-19615
The 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.
Perform venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens according to prescribed procedures; know adequate and correct collection requirements and perform accessioning procedures appropriately and accurately to ensure positive identification of the specimens.
Exhibit accuracy in specimen identification, labeling, accessioning, processing, and patient billing.
Provide timely transport of a specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.
Demonstrate good problem solving skills, recognize discrepancies on patient orders, and resolve or refer problems as appropriate.
Evaluate specimen suitable and acceptability, resolve discrepancies as appropriate, and initiate the recollection process as necessary.
Accurately process specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedures.
Know and abide by Geisinger and Geisinger Medical Laboratories policies and procedures including compliance policies.
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.
Join Geisinger's School of Phlebotomy as a paid student phlebotomist! The next cycle of the School of Phlebotomy begins on January 3!
The Geisinger School of Phlebotomy's NAACLS-approved program includes training in all aspects of phlebotomy, as well as an introduction to the major sections within the laboratory (for example, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology). This program includes classroom lectures (didactic) and clinical components, including a student laboratory and a clinical rotation.
Students will be taught a variety of phlebotomy techniques to obtain blood samples from both adult and pediatric patients. They will be trained in the proper techniques to prepare specimens for testing, and they will learn about laboratory regulations, safety issues, and infection control procedures. Students will also learn the importance of accurate patient identification, along with procedures for obtaining quality lab specimens.
Upon successful completion of the program, students can immediately transfer into a paid Phlebotomist II role at any location within the Geisinger system!
Program begins January 3 and will run for 12 weeks.
All students are paid an hourly rate for attending class and completing clinical rotations. There is no cost to the student to attend this program.
Application process includes online application (including detailed resume) and successful interview.
This program is designed for those interested in working as phlebotomists upon graduation. It is not intended as a complement for a nursing, MD/DO, MPH, or other program that requires clinical experience hours.
Current Geisinger employees will be required to transfer into the program. Current Geisinger employees will transfer into a FT role within the school AND will maintain benefit eligibility.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Our Purpose & Values
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.