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Part-time Lab Clerk/Phlebotomist

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Part-time Lab Clerk/Phlebotomist


UHC-Laboratory Services

About the University of Georgia:

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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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Non-Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Part Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, as needed.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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 Title:

Laboratory Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum 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 Qualifications:

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

Position 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 oversight. Performs electrocardiograms (ECG). Independently performs assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

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.
Determine color.
Hear normal sounds, as in answering telephone.
Give and receive verbal commands.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit 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 2 types 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. Able to identify adverse reactions and acquires assistance.

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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. Verifies identification of patients and specimens by using 2 identifiers. 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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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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Evaluates patient billing and identifies preferred payment method and those requirements. Generates accurate billing statements. Applies appropriate fees and charges.

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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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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Lori Tinnell

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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