APPLICATIONS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2022 CLASS ARE NOW CLOSED. ANY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE JANUARY 2023 CLASS AND WILL BE REVIEWED BEGINNING IN EARLY OCTOBER 2022. The School of Phlebotomy is a comprehensive training program where the employed student phlebotomist will learn to perform venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens on all age groups, from children to adults. Training occurs through didactic and clinical rotations covering the procedures that phlebotomist must perform, as well as the roles that phlebotomists play in the health care arena. They will gain the knowledge to perform a wide range of tasks in order to be responsible and accountable for providing specimens of the highest analytical quality for testing.
Perform venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain blood specimens according to prescribed procedures; know adequate and correct collection requirements and perform accessioning procedures appropriately and accurately to ensure positive identification of the specimens.
Exhibit accuracy in specimen identification, labeling, accessioning, processing, and patient billing.
Provide timely transport of a specimen to the appropriate specimen processing or analyzing location.
Demonstrate good problem solving skills, recognize discrepancies on patient orders, and resolve or refer problems as appropriate.
Evaluate specimen suitable and acceptability, resolve discrepancies as appropriate, and initiate the recollection process as necessary.
Accurately process specimens for analysis according to prescribed procedures.
Know and abide by Geisinger and Geisinger Medical Laboratories policies and procedures including compliance policies.
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.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2022 CLASS ARE NOW CLOSED.
ANY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE JANUARY 2023 CLASS AND WILL BE REVIEWED BEGINNING IN EARLY OCTOBER 2022.
Program overview The Geisinger School of Phlebotomy's NAACLS-approved program includes training in all aspects of phlebotomy, as well as an introduction to the major sections within the laboratory (including chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology). This program includes classroom lectures and clinical components, including a student laboratory and a clinical rotation.
Students will be taught a variety of phlebotomy techniques to obtain blood samples from both adult and pediatric patients. They will be trained in the proper techniques to prepare specimens for testing, and they will learn about laboratory regulations, safety issues, and infection control procedures. Students will also learn the importance of accurate patient identification, along with procedures for obtaining quality lab specimens.
Upon successful completion of the program, students can immediately transfer into a Phlebotomist II role within the Geisinger system!
Classes will run for 12 weeks. Classes are typically held from 8:45 a.m to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This enables a student to complete approximately 200 hours of classroom training and 140-160 clinical hours at a Geisinger site.
Application process includes online application (including detailed resume) and successful interview.
All students are paid an hourly rate for attending class and completing clinical rotations. There is no cost to the student to attend the School of Phlebotomy, other than the cost of obtaining scrub uniforms.
This program is designed for those interested in working as phlebotomists upon graduation. It is not intended as a complement for a nursing, MD/DO, or other program that requires clinical experience hours.
Upon acceptance to the School, students will be required to undergo the established Geisinger onboarding process which includes completing a background check, meeting with employee health (includes a nicotine and drug screen), and providing references.
Learn more about the program by visiting: https://www.geisinger.org/health-professions/health-professions/school-of-phlebotomy
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
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