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Providence Health & Services Phlebotomist in Tarzana, California


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Providence is calling a Phlebotomist (Per diem/Varaible shift) to Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

We are seeking a Phlebotomist who will report to the Phlebotomy Coordinator who reports to the Laboratory Manager. This position is responsible for obtaining samples from patients, transports them to the Laboratory and prepares them for testing.

In this position you will:

  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate.

  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully complete general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications

  • Demonstrate knowledge and performs work that is consistent with established age-specific policies and procedures, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, or activities that place patients at risk, specimen collection, processing and selection of appropriate equipment in all phases of testing. Communicate pertinent age-specific information to all clients when needed. Communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric

  • Collect specimens and take them to the laboratory for analysis, using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens appropriate for their priority and stability. Follow established labeling policies and procedures

  • Centrifuge, transfer, stabilize and distribute specimens to appropriate workstations. Pass on hazards and priority information to team members

  • Perform all appropriate computer-related functions such as ordering, logging in and inquiry

  • Respond to inquiries regarding patient results, inquiry results, test orders, pending tests, etc. Maintains data flow for referred tests

  • Provide assistance, guidance and direction to customers. Call for an escort when necessary

  • Collate, sort and chart reports and forward them to their appropriate destinations.

  • Coordinate, route and process specimens to appropriate area of the laboratory, including all referral laboratory tests.

  • Meet established goals for ER service, Turn-Around-Times, early morning and Pre-OP draws to ensure the needs of the physicians and other hospital clients are met

  • Meet established goals for Performance and Customer Service

  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • California Phlebotomy Certificate

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire

  • Practical experience with adults, pediatrics and neonatal phlebotomyAbility to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 291685