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Laboratory Technician II - Phlebotomist

at Gettysburg Hospital

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Reference #: 255945

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General Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the appropriate supervisor, performs a variety of general support and some technical duties in specimen procurement, clerical office, central processing, other assigned areas, and/or a technical section. Functions in on- and/or off-site service areas. May be required to accept on-call responsibilities. May perform occasional in-charge duties in the absence of immediate supervisor. May prepare cytology slides and pathology specimens.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Performs a variety of duties at progressively greater skill levels under varying degrees of supervision; records results. May operate a variety of laboratory instruments.
2 Performs quality control and instrument check procedures and maintains related records.
3 Trains other employees in day to day procedures.
4 May receive specimens into the laboratory, process specimens, deliver specimens to on- and off-site locations, store specimens for future analysis and dispose of specimens.
5 May receive and transport supplies, equipment, reports and specimens between the laboratory and other health care locations. May prepare/distill chemical solutions.
6 May collect specimens as directed using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens.
7 Enters or retrieves data from established computer files.
8 Provides complete and accurate instructions to patients and other customers of the laboratory.
9 May assist with autopsies and other duties as directed by the Coroner and/or pathologist.
10 May review physician orders for supporting documentation.
11 Resolves billing problems and/or receives insurance updates.

Required Skills


Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

Minimum Education High School or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience 6 - 12 months

Req Cert/Registration Phlebotomy certification if applicable

Pref Course(s)/Training Medical terminology; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Phlebotomy Program if applicable

Physical Demands

Heavy physical effort (lift/carry 26 to 50 lbs)

Frequent prolonged standing/walking

Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients

Lifts supplies/equipment

Manual dexterity and mobility

Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

Working Conditions

Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens

Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues

Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards

Exposed to odorous chemicals/specimens

Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals

May be exposed to toxic chemicals

Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases

Subject to cuts from microtome knives

Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances

Handles emergency or crisis situations

Exposed to hazards of steam and heat

Travel required

May make home visits

Exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases

Skills: Other Good communications and computer skills

Other Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Job Location
Lebanon, United States
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