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Certified Phlebotomist Specimen Processor

Company: Intermountain Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description:
The Phlebotomist I is responsible to accurately collect patient specimens for diagnostic testing while working in a professional medical environment. This position functions as part of a dynamic and engaging team with a workload that ranges from fast-paced hospital settings and high/low volume clinics. Caregivers in this role will gain valuable experience and knowledge to help prepare them for workplace and career advancement.
Job Specifics:

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

  • Pay Range: Certified: $19.20-$24.88, Non Certified: $18.29-$23.69 (Based on Experience)

  • Shift Details: Variable Shifts

  • Additional Details: Shift differentials given for evenings, nights and weekends. Will consider certified and non-certified Phlebotomist/Specimen Processors

    Phlebotomists at Intermountain Health are committed to providing patient centered care while demonstrating our values of Integrity, Trust, Excellence, Accountability, and Mutual Respect. If you are interested in contributing to our mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible - come join our Phlebotomy Team!
    Lutheran Medical Center ( is part of Intermountain Health, a nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.
    Benefits ( are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
    Phlebotomist responsibilities:

    • Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture, fingerstick, heelstick) according to established procedures. Identifies patients using two patient identifiers. Labels specimens and specimen containers accurately.

    • Determines the correct priority for STAT, Routine, ASAP, etc. specimen collections. Collects and receives specimens into the laboratory utilizing computer protocols including processing, preparation, centrifugation, aliquot and routing of specimens, to include reference lab. Ensures the timely transport and processing of all patient specimens for testing.

    • Files patients lab reports, requisitions charges for the business office and sends reports to outside hospitals and clinics. Posts charges and reconciles invoices. Investigates complex bills, as needed. Researches and resolves any questionable patient orders. Enters patient demographic data accurately. Maintains required lab records and logs, collects statistics for reports and other clerical duties as directed by manager.

    • Performs complex specimen set-up. Enters complex orders and results. Packs and ships infectious materials. Communicates any special situations related to specimens or testing with all appropriate staff and management.

    • Cleans and maintains equipment, centrifuges, and refrigerators. Records daily temperatures of all refrigerators in the phlebotomy areas. Orders supplies and maintains sufficient inventory to efficiently operate phlebotomy services. Assists in the training of new associates and students. Acts as a receptionist, greeting patients and answering phones within the laboratory. Performs patient registration and test ordering and specimen processing as appropriate.

    • Documents and communicates information thoroughly and accurately. Utilizes equipment according to departmental guidelines, maintaining all equipment as per guidelines. Ensures equipment and supplies are maintained in appropriate working order. Evaluates and utilizes inventory appropriately, assists with inventory control as needed.

    • Maintains a neat and clean work area. Disposes of waste appropriately. Cleans bench areas and equipment. Restocks supplies as appropriate. Maintains the washroom and performs washroom functions as appropriate.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • High School diploma or equivalent, required

      • Phlebotomy training, required

      • Six months of experience in blood-drawing techniques, preferred

      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required

      • One (1) year of experience in a hospital setting, preferred


        • High School Diploma or equivalent is required

        • A certification from one of the following required: RPT (Registered Phlebotomy Technician), AMT PBT (Phlebotomy Technician), ASCP American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Association of Phlebotomy Technicians (NAPT), National Healthcare Association (NHA), National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals (ACA), American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) or the National Healthcare Certification Association (NHCO)

          Preferred Qualifications:

          • Six (6) months of laboratory experience is preferred

            Your next move:
            Now that you know more about being a Phlebotomist -on our team we hope you'll join us. At Intermountain Health you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
            Physical Requirements:
            Physical Requirements:

            • Interact with patients, patients' family, patient care providers, and others requiring the employee to verbally communicate information, as well as understand spoken information.

            • Operate computers and complex and delicate lab equipment with precision and accuracy requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

            • See and read lab equipment, labels, monitors, and documents.

            • Walk while transporting phlebotomy equipment cart.

            • Remain standing for long periods of time to perform work.

            • Adjust body, including bending, to perform phlebotomy work.

              Anticipated job posting close date:
              Lutheran Medical Center
              Work City:
              Wheat Ridge
              Work State:
              Scheduled Weekly Hours:
              The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
              $19.20 - $24.88
              We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.
              Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers ( , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ( ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( .
              Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
              Intermountain Health is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals (includes "virtual" hospital), a Medical Group with more than 3,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 385 clinics, a health plans division called Select Health, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and efficient healthcare delivery.
              Join our world-class team and embark on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment.
              To find out more about us, head to our career site here ( .
              Sign up for job alerts! Click 'sign in' at the top right corner, create a candidate account, and when we have opportunities that meet your interests, you will receive an email with the job details.
              Intermountain Health strives to make the application process accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact 1-800-843-7820 or email . This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
              We intentionally work toward an Intermountain Health that reflects our diverse communities and provides culturally competent care, health equity, and a sense of belonging amongst all our caregivers (employees). This is an important part of fulfilling our mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible. The three pillars of our work are talent experience with Intermountain (application, internship, development, etc.), community benefit, and care delivery.
              Learn more about diversity at Intermountain, here. (
              Introduce yourself to our Talent Acquisition team and we will get in touch if there is a role that seems like a good match.
              Intermountain Health's PEAK program supports caregivers in the pursuit of their education goals and career aspirations by providing up-front tuition coverage paid directly to the academic institution. The program offers 100+ learning options to choose from, including undergraduate studies, high school diplomas, and professional skills and certificates. Caregivers are eligible to participate in PEAK on day 1 of employment. Learn more. (
              The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.
              All positions subject to close without notice.
              Thanks for your interest in continuing your career with our team!

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