Phlebotomist LTA I

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7116466 (Ref:10019258)

Posted: November 21, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Draws blood from City of Hope patients and donors using appropriate approved procedures, guidelines and standards.  Provides support and assistance with a variety of tasks within Clinical Pathology - Medical Oncology Laboratory, Outpatient Laboratory and Specimen Processing areas.  Works under the direction of the Phlebotomy Supervisor as part of the Clinical Pathology department team in fulfilling department and medical center objectives.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Draws blood in accordance with physician order using appropriate techniques and equipment. Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events, before, during and after procedure. Takes appropriate action following established guidelines.
  • Greets patients, process the laboratory orders, and directs patients to their next station.
  • Prioritizes work and provides prompt and efficient service.
  • Collects and delivers specimens for analysis, using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens.  Ensures proper labeling and obtains pertinent clinical information on request forms. 
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of various aspects of processing specimens. Centrifuges blood specimens in test tubes and capillary tubes to separate cells and sediment from blood serum. Coordinates and routes specimens to proper area of the laboratory.
  • Maintain all appropriate phlebotomy logs in a timely manner and based on frequency, such as maintenance logs and temperature logs.
  • Cooperates with other personnel to achieve department and interdepartmental objectives and maintain good employee relations.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:  

  • High School or equivalent (Approved GED)
  • 0 to 1 year Patient facing healthcare or laboratory experience
  • California Phlebotomy Technician License
  • BLS Card from the American Heart Association             

Preferred Education:    

  • Post High School Vocational / Specialized Training.             

Preferred Courses/Training:      

  • Medical Terminology.             

Pref. Certification/Licensure:    

  • National Phlebotomy Certification.

Additional Information:

  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Per Diem

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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