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Torrance, CA 90509

Posted: 04/05/2024 Job Number: 3304 Pay Rate: 22.00

Job Description

Global Service Resources is looking for an experienced Phlebotomist at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA.

Available Schedules:

Mon-Fri 10:45AM to 7:15PM

Contract: Idefinite with  a possibility of contract extension and permanent hire

Pay Rate: $22 to $35 on W2! 

Job Description:
a. Perform venipuncture and finger sticks using standard equipment to include vacutainer tubes and sleeves, tourniquets, blood culture, syringes and butterfly needles;
b. Communicate to patient/youth on the procedure to be done;
c. Collect and distribute specimens from patient/youth for laboratory testing per testing requirements;
d. Centrifuge, label and store blood samples for analysis by CCHCS Clinical Laboratory staff and/or external laboratory service providers;
e. Maintain inventory of supplies, stock supplies and hand trays;
f. Follow Institution written standard procedures, or follow standard phlebotomy practices for positive patient/youth identification;
g. Perform other duties as required including assisting Nurses, Medical providers, and/or laboratory personnel in obtaining blood from "hard to draw patients" and maintaining appropriate records of specimens drawn;
h. Obtain blood specimens from patient/youth under a variety of conditions;
i. Understand and follow written and oral instructions;
j. Process non-blood clinical specimens accordingly for testing or send outs;
k. Perform test order recording into electronic system per procedure;
l. Handle and properly label bio hazardous specimens;
m. Maintain a clean, neat and safe work environment; and
n. Work under stress, critical, unusual or dangerous situations where speed and attention to detail are important aspects of the tasks.

Phlebotomists shall have knowledge of:
a. Pre-analytical testing phase of Clinical Laboratory operations.
b. Medical terminology.
c. Patient privacy.
d. Principles and practices of proper venipuncture techniques.
e. Correct color-coded tubes for laboratory testing per testing requirements.
f. Proper processing of blood samples and other clinical specimens for laboratory testing.
g. Safe handling of blood and blood products for laboratory testing.
h. Transmission of infection and methods for prevention.
i. The major constituents of whole blood, serum, and plasma.
j. The basic expectations of normal blood clotting and when post-phlebotomy bleeding may be excessive.
k. Signs and symptoms of physical problems that may occur during blood collection; and
I. Protocols to prevent sample cross-contamination.
Must have ALL of the following requirements for the Phlebotomist position:
  • 12 months of Phlebotomist experience within the last 3 years
  • CA Board Certified Phleb License
  • BLS (American Heart Association)
  • Must pass background check and drug test

Copies of personal documents and references will be requested. Must have recent shots, immunizations, TB Test and Fit Test done already- if not, you must update them on your own. Our registry will cover the drug and background check. Interview and onboarding process may take anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks.

Please note: You will not receive the same benefits as a direct state employee. You will have the option to sign up for Kaiser Healthcare + Vision and Delta Dental after 90 days of Employment. No paid time off, but you will receive 3 paid sick days after 90 days of employment.

Since these contracts are highly competitive, we continuously source for candidates (even when there are no openings) to ensure a priority submission the next time a positions opens up.

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