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Job Summary

Under the direction of Laboratory Administration. Collects laboratory specimens from patients using venipuncture techniques. Gives patients collection instructions.  Receives patients, correctly identifies patients, transports specimens, performs clerical functions, and assists technical personnel with assigned non-technical tasks.

MVHS has expanded its sign on bonus for new employees! Many more positions, including this one, are now eligible for up to a $10,000 sign on bonus!

Benefits and Bonuses


Sign-on Bonus:

MVHS has expanded its sign on bonus for new employees! Many more positions, including this one, are now eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus!


Learn On Us:

A unique MVHS program gives new phlebotomist positions (Lab Assistant I, II, PSC, or Lead) 100% tuition reimbursement (up to $2,000) as part of a sign-on and retention program. Relevant training tuition from a local program (MVCC, BOCES or equivalent) are paid out over the course of a two-year payback and retention program.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Obtains blood specimens by skin puncture (capillary) or venipuncture using appropriate technique and maintaining the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test performed according to laboratory policy and procedure.
  • Instructs patients in collection of urine, sputum, stool specimens. Accepts these specimens from patients and verifies labeling is complete and accurate.
  • Follows correct patient identification procedures. (SPP069, LAI803, LAI805, LAI806) - verbally asks patient to state name & date of birth and verifies information given against scripts, labels, and wrist bands.
  • Greets patients, introduces self, and explains specific procedures. Parent, guardian or caretaker accompanying patient are also greeted and procedures also explained to them.
  • Specimen labeling is complete and accurate. Correct specimens and tests are drawn and collected. Tubes are filled to correct levels.
  • Carts and phlebotomy areas are adequately stocked and kept neat and orderly. Carts are disinfected at the end of each shift. Cleaning and restocking is documented, following LAI275.
  • Performs clerical/receptionist functions: result reporting, fax machine, filing, specimen processing.
  • As assigned, prepares specimens for testing according to procedure. Distributes samples to appropriate areas and brings emergency and time requests to the immediate attention of appropriate personnel.
  • Utilizes computer to register patients, order tests, and print barcodes. Information is complete and accurate.

Education Requirements

Required: High School graduate

Preferred: Phlebotomy work experience or phlebotomy course.

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Preferred: Current and Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing - position specific requirement

Job Details

Req Id    62822 
Shift   Variable
Shift Hours Worked    7.50 
Work Schedule    SEMC NU 7.5 HR 
Employee Status    A1 - Full-Time 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Nearest Major Market: Utica