Oregon Health & Science University

Phlebotomist (Pediatric Outpatient)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Pediatric Specialties
Salary Range
$20.56 - $27.33 per hour
Variable Monday-Friday
Variable 0730-1730
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

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The Pediatric Phlebotomy Laboratory at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital provides compassionate and efficient care to individuals, families, communities, and patient populations. Positioned as a walk-in service that operates Monday through Friday, the phlebotomy lab can service between 50-70 patients daily.


The phlebotomist in this position collects blood, urine, stool, and sputum specimens from pediatric patients in an ambulatory setting, as ordered by healthcare providers, for use in performing diagnostic or prognostic tests and provides related clerical, transporting, and non-technical support to the laboratory.



Function/Duties of Position

Specimen Collection (80% of duties):

  • Uses Hospital/Laboratory Information System(s) to access orders and check for completeness and accuracy of orders
  • Determines the proper method to collect specimen(s) based on tests to be performed and selects correct tubes, needles or other necessary supplies to collect specimen(s)
  • Locates patient and verifies patient identification using at least two patient identifiers
  • Prepares collection site
  • Utilizes a variety of techniques to collect blood specimens from patient by venipuncture, finger stick, or heel stick and/or instructs patient on the proper collection for urine, stool or sputum; checks condition of patient for fainting or bleeding
  • Bandages venipuncture site
  • Labels all specimen(s) with correct labels and prepares specimen(s) for delivery to appropriate laboratory
  • Enters collection information (time, date, collector, and method of collection) into Laboratory Information System, and defers and/or cancels uncollected specimen requests.

Clerical and Customer Service Responsibilities (10% of duties):

  • Greets patients
  • Reviews and reconciles orders for patient encounter
  • Enters off-hill orders
  • Telephones physicians and clinics to clarify orders and arrange specimen re-draws
  • Answers telephones and provides information to callers
  • Interacts with laboratories, medical staff, and patients to resolve problems associated with specimen collection
  • Maintains customer service focus at all times
  • Endeavors to make patients comfortable
  • Meets needs of patients, even if extra effort is required
  • Communicates professionally by phone and in person, with patients, nurses, providers, and staff

Training duties (2% of duties):

  • Provides instruction to new employees, hospital staff, and students/externs on correct techniques for collecting specimens from patients; observes, monitors, and evaluates trainees’ progress

Specimen Transport (5% pf duties):

  • Prepares specimens for transportation to and from laboratory sites
  • Maintains specimen integrity by storing and transporting appropriately

Miscellaneous Tasks (3% of duties):

  • Ensures adequate supply levels
  • Discards expired supplies
  • Maintains cleanliness in area where specimen(s) are collected
  • Utilizes safety protection equipment and disposes of used supplies in correct containers
  • Observes safety and infection control policies
  • May order stocks and supplies for work area
  • Participates in unit meetings and training programs
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND
    • Completion of phlebotomy training program including significant time spent in a clinical rotation (2-3 weeks)  OR
    • 3 months of recent (in the last 12 months) phlebotomy experience in a clinical laboratory
    • OR Alternative qualification without completion of phlebotomy training program: One year of college level psychology, communications, or science course work plus 1 year of dedicated phlebotomy experience/training in a clinical laboratory
    • Certification as ASCP (PBT), NHA (CPT), RPT (AMT), NCPT (NCCT) or equivalent required, or must be completed in the first year of employment
  • Strong ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated communication skills both interpersonal and conflict resolution including fluency in oral and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Intermediate computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use the Electronic Health Record information and tools.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of successful experience as a pediatric phlebotomist; previous OHSU health care experience
  • Experience with the EPIC electronic medical record system

Additional Details

Generous Benefits Package Including:
• Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
• $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
• Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
• Vacation - Up to 200 hors per year depending on length of service
• Sick Leave - Up to 96 hours per year
• 8 paid holidays per year
• Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
• Tuition Reimbursement 
• Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Cutting edge Wellness Platform 
• Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
• Employee Discounts
• …and much more


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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