Phlebotomist – Laboratory Technician III

State of Utah


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Job Description


Success in our mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. Do you want to work together with a team of professionals who are equally as dedicated to improving the lives of patients?
The Utah Department of Corrections Medical team would like to hire a Laboratory Technician III that can work under minimal direction and/or with other professional staff.

Job Duties:Collects, and prepares specimens for the laboratory.
Maintains accurate medical records of specimens at multiple draw sites on incarcerated inmates in a correctional facility.
Blood draws on inmates may be performed by draws from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
May draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.
Will perform specific and standard chemical,serological, bacteriological, virological, test analyzes and other tests under the minimal direction of professional staff.
Dispose of contaminated sharps, blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with laws,standards and policies.

The Ideal Candidate will:Hold a Phlebotomy Technician certification
Have a Basic Life Support certification (BLS) for healthcare providers
Be experienced with multiple types of blood draws
Have knowledge of different blood tubes and processes
Have basic computer lab processing knowledge
Have excellent people skills

**Phlebotomy Technician certification and Basic Life Support certification (BLS) for healthcare providers certificate preferred requirement.
What’s in it for you?

Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public’s safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide a generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance. As well as training, development and support to make our employees a success.

The Agency

The Utah Department of Corrections as a dedicated team of professionals ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment.

For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please go to this link.

All questions must be answered fully and in the format requested, if applicable. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Entering “see resume” as an answer will be considered an incomplete answer. Cutting and pasting pertinent information from your resume is acceptable, but should be edited to be a precise answer to the question.

**Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Example of Duties

Analyze and test items. Interpret results and/or implement changes
Cleans, sterilizes and or disinfects areas and/or equipment
Enters data into a computer system and retrieves, corrects, or deletes previously entered data
Maintains accurate records and logs

Typical Qualifications
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

laboratory techniques and safety practices
use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
evaluate information against a set of standards
enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form
deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
conduct a methodical examination
store, handle, and/or dispose of hazardous materials
use cleaning agents, products and equipment
use State or agency-specific software application program(s)
make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions
review and/or edit documents for accuracy and completeness
maintain and/or repair tools and equipment

Supplemental Information

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
Phlebotomy Technician certification and Basic Life Support
certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
UDC applicants are subject to the career ladder.
Only applicants that meet minimum qualifications will be contacted.
NOTE: Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.
Hiring officials may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences for this position.
Posted salary range reflects a minimum and maximum hourly rate. Actual hourly rate will be determined by evaluating the qualifications, experience, and skills of the individual offered, the availability of funds through budgets or as per DHRM rule.

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