Please note that this position is a per diem appointment
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/12/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments, under the oversight of the executive director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration.
SHS provides primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray to over 39,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHS staff consists of a diverse team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacists, x-ray technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical lab assistants, optometrists, medical assistants, health educators, administrative and other healthcare professionals. SHS provides integrated clinical services to address the medical needs of the individual students, as well as to foster the well-being of the students as a whole person. In addition, SHS oversees the public health needs of the campus community. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and is fully committed to self examination, peer review, and quality control through the utilization of data, outcome, and patient experience measurements.
Under supervision, the Phlebotomist will perform routine phlebotomy procedures. Additional duties include managing patient check in to the laboratory and radiology, instructing patients on proper specimen collection and processing specimens. Provide quality patient care and adhere to established facility safety standards. Maintain a clean and orderly work area and carry out required general lab cleaning. The position also requires ensuring compliance with HIPAA, FERPA and OSHA regulations and attending in-service continuing education programs.
Graduation from high school.
Current phlebotomy license issued by the State of California.
Must have current CPR certification and maintain it.
Must have at least two to three (2 - 3) years of experience as a CPT
Strong ability and knowledge to obtain blood samples from difficult patient draws using appropriate blood drawing equipment, and using various parts of the arms and hands.
Proven accuracy and efficiency in positive patient identification when interacting with patient for specimen collection including phlebotomy.
Demonstrated ability to operate laboratory centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment, as needed.
Thorough knowledge of infection control and safety procedures in a laboratory setting.
Demonstrated ability to use the electronic medical record and laboratory information system for test order accessioning and understanding of medical record management.
Experience working with and interacting effectively with diverse population including all levels of staff and patients; active listening skills and ability to act upon patient's concerns with a caring demeanor; ability to calm patients and deal with issues regarding sexuality without expressing personal bias or value judgment.
Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and comply with all requirements in use of computer systems and access to any and all patient, student, employee and University data, in electronic and hard copy formats, in compliance with University, state and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a CPT.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must complete initial credential verification.
Variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.