UW Hospitals and Clinics clinical laboratories are a comprehensive provider of laboratory testing, expert medical interpretation of specimens and innovation in laboratory technology. The laboratories play an essential role in the quality and safety of patient care by providing accurate diagnostic and treatment information to caregivers and patients.
The UWHC Phlebotomist ¿ Associate is an entry-level position. Individuals work under the close supervision of the phlebotomy manager and/or supervisor, moving to limited supervision at one year. Unusual circumstances or problems are referred to more senior staff. Services are provided for inpatients and/or outpatients in the main laboratory at the CSC and affiliated satellite laboratories.
Phlebotomy duties include:
Standardized and specialized phlebotomy procedures on patients of all ages
Collection from external and internal venous access devices
Placement of intravenous lines
Proper patient identification and specimen labeling
Proper use of isolation precautions
Specimen receiving and limited specimen processing
Patient check-in and order entry of laboratory tests in the laboratory information system (LIS)
Disposal of blood drawing equipment according to health and safety regulations
Limited testing (i.e., rapid strep and urine dip testing) that requires minimal interpretation and judgment
The incumbent will maintain patient confidentiality at all times and will ensure the comfort and safety of patients and students. The incumbent will communicate patient problems to the clinical staff including clarification of orders and patient status. The incumbent will work closely with management or senior staff to resolve problems.
Organizational skill and ability to prioritize testing requests are essential to successful performance. Attention to detail and reliability are required to ensure proper collection of specimens to be used timely diagnosis and treatment of patients. Good communication skills are required during interaction with clinical staff and physicians.
1. High School Diploma or equivalent required.
2. Previous experience in patient care and/or phlebotomy preferred.
3. CPR Certification or ability to obtain CPR Certification upon hire.
4. Effective written and oral communication skills.
5. Tolerance to an acute care setting.
6. Ability to work independently.
7. Knowledge of medical terminology related to blood collection.
8. Knowledge of safety practices.
Flexible Schedule, primarily days with start time between 5:00am to 9:00am
Contact Julie Jacobson for more information at JJacobson2@uwhealth.org or at 608-265-6672.
Who We Are...
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 493-bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.
UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
-More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
-Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
-Nine satellite locations .
-One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.
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