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Posting NumberS05025PWorking TitleLAB CLERK/PHLEBOTOMISTDepartmentUHC Laboratory ServicesAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday trough Friday, 8am – 5pm

Advertised Salary$30,000 to $33,009Posting Date07/06/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/01/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleLaboratory Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSAJob FamilyHealth ServicesFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The Lab Clerk/Phlebotomist performs laboratory procedures involving the collection, handling and processing of human laboratory specimens. Answers telephones and responds to questions or routes call appropriately. Consults Technologists for clinical direction. Receives patients and prioritizes workflow at reception desk. Performs computer data entry using information systems. Maintains office and medical supplies. Follows detailed instructions using established methods and procedures. May perform designated waived testing as trained with technical oversite. Performs electrocardiograms (ECG). Independently performs assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Phlebotomy experience, certification preferred, Computer skills to include: Windows, Microsoft office, electronic medical record (EMR) and laboratory information systems (LIS) and faxing, knowledge of insurance relationship to laboratory testing and medical office practices.

Clinical Laboratory skills appropriate to perform waived, moderate and high complexity testing. Understanding of age specific and cultural needs of UHC student patients and providers. Competent in laboratory information systems, inventory and human resource management. Skilled in critical thinking, prioritizing, organization, communication across levels of understanding and privacy/confidentiality.

Physical Demands

See objects closely, as in reading. Discern color. Hear normal sounds, as in answering telephone. Give and receive verbal commands. Push, pull or lift objects with minimum effort continuously, moderate effort frequently, and maximum effort often.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Uses two types of patient identifiers to ensure accurate patient identification and sample labeling. Performs venous blood collection using various techniques: syringe, vacutainer, butterfly, capillary collection, blood culture collection. Successfully performs venipuncture without injury, missing only the most difficult patients. Evaluates patient anxiety prior to phlebotomy and offers coping techniques and instruction. Identifies adverse reactions and acquires assistance.

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Laboratory Clerk:
Handles phone calls in a helpful and courteous manner, expeditiously determines need, gives information or forwards caller to appropriate person. Greets patients in a helpful and courteous manner, organizes and directs patient/specimen flow. Receives specimens or initiates specimen collection. Manages efficient, prompt distribution of specimens to the appropriate testing area using standard precautions. Reviews in-coming orders for appropriateness. Receives and accessions laboratory specimens using electronic systems with accuracy and efficiency. Communicates patient preparation needs and specimen requirements. Gives accurate and precise instructions to patients for specimen collection. Prioritizes tasks for technologists. Manages simultaneous demands effectively.

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Patient Testing:
Accurately enters patient information into ECG machine; ensures proper electrode placement; produces clear, readable tracings. Perform designated waived Laboratory testing as trained and overseen by Technologist. Follows specimen identification requirements, quality control and procedure details. Accurately reports results into the laboratory information system (LIS) and the electronic medical record (EMR).

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Billing Management:
Evaluates patient billing and identifies preferred payment method and those requirements. Generates accurate billing statements. Applies appropriate fees and charges in system. Actual payments handled by Business Services.

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Material Resource Management:
Establishes inventory control of specimen collection supplies and materials to rotate and eliminate out-of-date supplies; prepares order lists for Laboratory Manager. Maintains stock to promote ease of use during patient care tasks. Maintains patient specimen collection areas and supplies.

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      Posted: 7/7/2020
      Application Due: 9/23/2020
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