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Certified Phlebotomist - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab

Los Angeles, California


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Requisition # HRC0699471

Under the general supervision of the manager, our Certified Phlebotomist will perform blood collection procedures, including venipuncture, skin puncture and special collection procedures. Your responsibilities include collecting, receiving and distributing laboratory specimens and logging specimen collection information. Will perform all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the age and developmental issues of the patient population(s) being served.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a wide range of phlebotomy procedures including venipuncture, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures; uses proper technique in accordance with SOPs.
  • Maintains phlebotomy tray in a sanitary and properly supplied condition.
  • Logs specimen collection information.
  • Collects, transports, labels and distributes patient specimens.
  • Attends to routine operational and support functions such as stocking supplies, disposing of specimens or maintaining and storing records.
  • Verifies specimen identification, assesses appropriateness of test orders and quality of specimen by recognizing factors that affect procedures and results; takes appropriate action when corrections are indicated.
  • Identifies patients and patient samples by strict adherence to established procedures and use of two patient identifiers; labels samples accurately and completely.
  • Maintains appropriate phlebotomy documentation and records.
  • Up to 100% of the job involves phlebotomy procedures, including venipuncture, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures using proper technique in accordance with SOPs.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation on collection list and requisitions.
  • Certified Phlebotomists may work on a more flexible schedule if needed.

Educational Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma/GED is required

Required License:

  • Phlebotomy Certificate that meets the mandates of the laws and regulations of the State of California is required


  • One (1) year of experience as a phlebotomist in a hospital setting, including familiarity with laboratory information systems.
  • Physical demands of this role: ability to perform moderate lifting, sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time.
  • Working Title: Certified Phlebotomist - Smidt Heart Institute - Cheng Lab
  • Department: Heart Institute Operations
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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