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Rush University Medical Center Phlebotomist - Rush Medical Laboratories - First Shift, Part Time in Chicago, Illinois

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Phlebotomist - Rush Medical Laboratories - First Shift, Part Time





Active Regular PT (40 to 71 hours per pay period)



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Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic & experienced part-time Phlebotomist, First Shift to join our innovative Laboratories Services department at Rush University Medical Center !

General Summary :

The Phlebotomist is responsible for performing specimen collection for patients of all ages. This position requires teamwork to achieve common goals and meet deadlines to provide quality care to clients and patients. A person in this role exemplifies the Rush Mission, Vision and Values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. Must adhere to theRush Code of Conduct HR-E 01.00and Rush ICARE values: Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence, executing these values with compassion.

Position Highlights:

  • Obtains blood specimens from patients by the invasive procedure of venipuncture.

  • Collects specimens within established time frames as defined by the phlebotomy standard operating procedures (SOPs). Sends specimens via pneumatic tube to laboratory within established time frames as defined by the phlebotomy standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Utilizes required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by Rush standards.

  • Keeps work area, phlebotomy cart, and personal appearance, neat, clean, and organized.

  • Documents in the Lab Information System (LIS) any delays, exceptions, and problems or unusual situations

  • Once proficient in adult and geriatric venipuncture and with additional training, the phlebotomist performs skin puncture on neonates, skin puncture or venipuncture on children and adolescents.

  • Acts as a liaison between the healthcare provider and Rush Medical Laboratories.

  • Responsible for collecting specimens for routine, preoperative, timed and STAT collections.

  • Interacts and communicates with physicians, nurses, laboratory personnel and other members of the health care team.

  • Helps train students and new employees. Completes training checklists within established deadlines. Acts as a resource person to others for technical questions.

  • Ability to assist laboratory staff in order entry and specimen handling.

  • Phlebotomist is required to move throughout different patient units to assist fellow phlebotomists

Position Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent required

  • A minimum of two years of phlebotomy experience in a hospital setting preferred

  • National Phlebotomy Association, American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) or equivalent certification, highly preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and exercise independent judgment

  • Availability to work some weekends

  • Promote teamwork by working together with supervisors and peers.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.