Phlebotomist II - Medical Oncology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: La Center, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours

Position Summary
Functions as a Phlebotomist and Patient Service Representative in the Siteman Cancer Center Lab. Requires expertise in blood drawing procedures in an outpatient laboratory environment. Serves as a liaison between all stakeholders and advocates for the patients’ needs.

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs phlebotomy procedure by identifying patient, gathers necessary supplies, verifies orders/tube labels, communicates with patient by describing steps of the procedure, cleans venipuncture site, utilizes personal protective equipment and obtains blood samples in a manner intended to limit patient discomfort.
  • Verifies both written and electronic lab orders and releases orders for specimen collection. Prints tube labels and routes orders and labels to phlebotomist performing sample collection. Consults with physician team, Supervisor or testing lab for clarification and verification of appropriateness of orders. Offers suggestions for alternate testing as needed.
  • Greets patients upon arrival, checks patient into scheduling/patient tracking system. Creates appointments for walk-in patients and registers patient in the Barnes system as needed.
  • Monitors insurance requirements. Notifies insurance verification department of lab tests that require precertification no later than the date of service. Assures that collected samples are routed to alternate laboratories as required by insurance.
  • Assists physician teams and research coordinators in completing research-related laboratory order forms. Assures that research orders are linked to the correct research billing code in the Barnes registration system.
  • Prepares and maintains sample collection stations and front desk area by monitoring and stocking medical and office supplies. Advises Supervisor/Lead immediately regarding the malfunction of equipment or supply shortages. Assures efficient and effective functioning of the area by maintaining cleanliness and order.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of work experience in a laboratory or medical office setting.
  • Skill in capillary and venipuncture blood collection.
  • Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients and support staff.
  • Working knowledge of anatomy and physiology and fundamentals of body mechanics.
  • Ability to work with various office equipment, computers and computer programs.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
  • Completion of an educational program in Phlebotomy or Medical Assistance.
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Basic Life Support Certification. Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements.


Salary Range
$15.76 - $22.55 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement
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EEO/AA Statement
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