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Oregon Health & Science University Inpatient Phlebotomist in Portland, Oregon

The purpose of this position is to provide adult and pediatric phlebotomy service to the inpatients served by the OHSU Hospital and Clinics and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. This person works closely with the Phlebotomy team and other inpatient departments to ensure immediate, courteous, and comprehensive responses to requests for service, or concerns about specimens and related matters. This person maintains a professional and customer service oriented focus at all times.

This position will serve the OHSU Hospital and Clinics and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Positions in the laboratory and environs may require working flexible schedules, including nights weekends and holidays; working at multiple laboratory or hospital sites; traveling between units and sites by stairs, elevator, tram, shuttle or other means; exposure to blood and body fluids, chemical hazards; working in a sometimes noisy and crowded environment; wearing gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment for long periods of time; experiencing occasional temperature control fluctuations in buildings.

  • High school diploma or equivalent and completion of phlebotomy training program including significant time spent in a clinical rotation or 3 months of recent (within the last 12 months) phlebotomy experience in a clinical laboratory. Certification as ASCP (PBT), NHA (CPT), RPT (AMT) or equivalent required, or must be completed in the first year of employment; OR

  • One year of college level psychology, communications, or science course work plus 1 year of dedicated phlebotomy experience/training in a clinical laboratory

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Ability to interact with a variety of clients including doctors, nurses, laboratory staff and patients, and maintain a customer service focus at all times

  • Ability to initiate procedures and policies to improve work flow and work accuracy in Phlebotomy

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Skills in dealing with high volume fast paced environment, with sometimes difficult public contact

  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines, to communicate and work effectively within a group

  • Ability to carry and lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Ability to stand for 4-8 hours continuously, depending on the tasks assigned

  • Ability to sustain frequent and sometimes prolonged bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and carrying as required for assigned tasks

  • Ability to utilize simple and complicated laboratory equipment and computers

  • Ability to utilize multi-line phones, pagers, Voceras, Rovers, and office equipment

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • Phlebotomy skills and knowledge

  • Experience with a Laboratory Information System and Hospital Information System

  • Phlebotomy skills including inpatient and/or ambulatory pediatric and/or adult patient populations

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-6045

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Department: HC Lab - Phlebotomy

Posting Pay: $18.34 - $24.80

Posting FTE: 0.75

Posting Schedule: Rotating 2 Week Schedule

Posting Hours: 0300 AM-1100 AM

HR Mission: Healthcare

Drug Testable: Yes