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Geisinger Health System Phlebotomist (Geisinger Multi-Specialty Clinic Wilkes-Barre) (Full time) (Days) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS for qualified applicants! Phlebotomist III, while being independent and successful at performing venipuncture and skin puncture on a wide range of patients, is also able to aide in the training of the Phlebotomist I in all aspects of the Laboratory. Phlebotomists are responsible for an interpersonal relationship with the patient who they are meant to collect blood samples from. It’s the duty of a phlebotomist to make patients feel relaxed and protected while collecting a blood sample. The ability to explain the blood drawing process to patients and to show a comforting attitude toward patients creates an amiable environment. The Phlebotomist insures proper identification, labeling and transporting of blood samples and other body fluids. They are responsible for keeping the work environment clean as well as properly disposing of contaminated supplies.

Job Duties

  • Performs the duties of a Phlebotomist I and II as per Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines.

  • Exhibits accuracy in specimen identification, labeling, accessioning, processing, and patient billing.

  • Recognizes and resolves discrepancies as appropriate.

  • Evaluates specimen suitability and acceptability.

  • Serves as a resource for Phlebotomist and Lab Assistants for problem solving.

  • Accurately processes specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedure and provides for timely transport of the specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.

  • Insures appropriate levels of reagents and supplies for point of care are maintained.

  • Assist the Technical Specialist to investigative issues including Morning Report, lost in lab specimens, missing specimens.

  • Assist the Technical Specialist to complete: Personal Protective Equipment audits; competencies; remedial training; education.

  • Serves as a preceptor for training of new staff and students.

  • In the absence of the Technical Specialist, serves as the technical resource for Phlebotomist and Lab Assistant and knows and abides by the policies and procedures including compliance policies.

  • Provides phlebotomy coverage as required to Community Practice Clinics, skilled nursing facilities, or performs in-home phlebotomy for homebound patients.

  • Successful completion of initial and subsequent competency exams required.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details


As a phlebotomist, you'll support Geisinger’s mission of providing exceptional patient care through innovative, efficient, and high-quality laboratory services. At Geisinger, our phlebotomists are the friendly faces that collect samples to be analyzed by our state-of-the-art labs. Supporting a varied patient population, you’ll be responsible for venipunctures/skin punctures on patients in our inpatient setting.

There are many other tasks our phlebotomists complete, such as troubleshooting physician orders, processing specimens for testing, as well as aiding our patients.

We have many different skill levels in our labs, from new to experienced phlebotomists, and all skill levels are well utilized. Geisinger employs phlebotomists in roles I, II, and III. We also have numerous staff members who pursue their ASCP certification and become trainers for our department!

Phlebotomist I, II and III qualifications will be considered at appropriate compensation. Salary commensurate with experience. Experience as a nursing assistant (NA), certified nursing assistant (CNA), medical assistant (MA), certified medical assistant (CMA) or similar will be considered! Military experience will be considered. US Army 68W Combat Medic, 18D, US Navy Hospital Corpsman, and related medical specialties.


Geisinger benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, that starts day one of employment

  • Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)

  • Company-paid life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance

  • Competitive 401(K) plan that includes an automatic 5% Geisinger contribution starting day one of employment

  • PTO plan that allows you to earn more time more quickly

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn monetary incentives

  • Family support that includes adoption assistance, IVF and IUI coverage, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.

*Qualified applicants are those individuals who have not worked in a full- or part-time capacity for Geisinger Medical Laboratories in the last 18 months.

Graduate of NAACLS approved Phlebotomy program & 18 months experience will be accepted in lieu of two years related experience.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Phlebotomy Technician - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.