Phlebotomist
Req #: 41447
Full Time
Shift: Varies
WMC Phlebotomy
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City or Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 24-40, depending on shift/location

United Health Services is seeking Phlebotomist to join our phlebotomy teams. Please indicate in your application which location and shift you prefer. Employees who regularly work at least 24 hours per week are eligible for benefits.

Locations: UHS Hospitals, Binghamton, NY and Johnson City, NY
Shifts: Day, evening, and night shifts are available
Hours per week: 24 to 40, depending on shift and location
Salary range: $16.35 - $22.84/hour, depending on experience and location


Phlebotomist Position Overview

Performs daily activities of the Support Services Department within United Health Services Hospitals. Functions as a Phlebotomist fulfilling assignments on a rotational basis within the institution and external off-site coverage (i.e. Skilled Nursing Facility, Pre Admission Testing). Performs tasks such as Test Order Entry, Inpatient Venipuncture, OPD Venipuncture, Stock Rotation and Nursing Home draws (if covering PAT, Ability to perform EKG’s is required). Responds and interacts with patients and customers in a courteous and professional manner, embracing the concepts and ideals of Service Excellence.

Successful candidates who completed a Phlebotomy Certification/Class, may be eligible for tuition forgiveness of up to $1,000. Dedicated to staff career development, United Health Services is proud to offer leadership development programming, tuition reimbursement for advanced degrees, free and extensive online training, and more.

Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Performs phlebotomy and specimen collection procedures, complying with required patient identification procedures, on inpatients and outpatients, including: Venipuncture (venous and capillary), 24Hr Urine Collection, Random Urine Collection, H.pylori breath Test, and Glucose Tolerance Testing.
  • Understands the applicability of fasting & non-fasting patient status to test viability.
  • Selects appropriate venipuncture equipment with respect to patient age. Assess patient specific requirements, including appropriate venipuncture site with respect to vein access.
  • Performs data entry for test orders in the EHR; Ensure diagnosis codes meet Medical Necessity requirements. Acquires consent forms, prior authorization data and/ or ABN’s when applicable.
  • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize workload with respect to STAT and routine patient testing as well as the collection of timed draws within established guidelines.
  • Observes patient during the entire procedure to detect signs of reaction and notify patient’s physician and/or nurse on hand if complications arise.
  • Actively participates in continuing education and quality improvement programs Trains new phlebotomists and technologists in phlebotomy and office process as requested.
  • Performs basic specimen processing ensuring specimen centrifugation & storage requirements are maintained until arrival in the Laboratory. Inpatient test samples are collected and sent directly to the lab technical testing departments for analysis.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents,

Position Qualifications

Minimum:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred:

  • Completed Phlebotomy Training Program OR other MOA training;
  • 3 months’ phlebotomy experience in an acute care setting;
  • Knowledge of patient registration and lab test order entry;
  • Knowledge of laboratory specimen processing procedures

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices in addition to home care and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.


United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Us

United Health Services is a family of health services organizations that exists to improve the health of the communities we serve by developing and maintaining a comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare system. We are a not-for-profit organization operated for the public benefit. Formed in 1981 through the consolidation of three community hospitals, United Health Services employs more than 6,500 people. As a teaching hospital, United Health Services trains over 70 physicians per year in residency and fellowship programs. Learn more about our Mission, Vision and Values.