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Phlebotomist I

Company: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.)
Location: Wayne
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

As the largest not-for-profit health care system serving Michigan, we offer a world of opportunity within our expansive system. We have more nationally ranked hospitals than any other health system in the state, including six that are Magnet-recognized. In total, Beaumont has eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites that provide diverse practice settings located in communities throughout southeastern Michigan and the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

$1,500 sign on bonus available for full time roles, $750 sign on bonus for part time.


Under the direction of phlebotomy management, performs diverse support functions including phlebotomy to ensure accurate test results and a quick turnaround time. Positions supporting Patient Service Centers and client offices are required to provide phlebotomy services to these locations as determined by department needs and may be assigned to different locations and/or different schedules without a 30-day notice.


1. Performs venipuncture and capillary punctures to obtain adequate samples from patients. Responsible for proper patient identification, correct specimen labeling and necessary documentation. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to evaluate and select proper collection methods for age specific patients.

2. Supports laboratory activities related to laboratory testing (phlebotomy, specimen collection, computer order entry and specimen processing) to ensure accurate result reporting and quick turn-around time.

3. Performs processing functions to support laboratory services as related to testing including verification, accessioning, aliquoting, processing and batching send out testing, adding/cancelling tests, distributing, storing and disposing of specimens.

4. Adheres to Compliance policies as related to job duties to include presenting Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) of non-coverage prior to delivery of outpatient services.

5. Performs observational competency of all support staff under the guidance of the phlebotomy leadership using established criteria.

6. Maintains department equipment and inventory to ensure proper supplies are available.

7. Works well without direct supervision.

8. Participates in:

Patient and Family-Center Care Culture

Q.I./process improvements, data collection, QC documentation, and/or CAP surveys as applicable to the assigned department.

Staff activities of a High Reliability Organization (HRO)

Friend-at-Work program and assists in training new hires as applicable/assigned

Staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned

9. Cost effectiveness: Efficient use of time in completing tasks accurately and timely. Mindful of appropriate use of laboratory funds through purchase requests and the observance of wasteful use of supplies

10. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training:

High school diploma or equivalent required: Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy Course and phlebotomy externship preferred.

Completion of a phlebotomy training program required. The achievement of 50 draws within previous roles will be considered in lieu of a completed training program.

B. Work Experience:

6 months experience preferred, dependent on assignment

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:

Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant Certification preferred

D. Other Qualifications:

Positions supporting Patient Service Centers and client practices require reliable transportation, a valid Michigan Driver's License and good driving record in accordance with Corporate Policy. Employees are required to immediately notify manager of any traffic violations incurred.


A. Physical Effort:

Strength: Position requires incumbent to occasionally perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull objects of up to 40 pounds, constantly lift objects up 10 pounds; occasionally lift objects up to 30 pounds.

Manual Dexterity: Positions require incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as walking, standing, constantly perform difficult manipulative skills such as repetitive arm use, and constantly perform difficult manipulative skills such as preparation of specimens for analysis and operation of laboratory equipment.

Coordination: Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking and standing. Constantly performing tasks, which require eye-hand coordination such as analysis of specimens, and constantly performing tasks, which require arm-hand steadiness such as cleaning, calibration & operation of instrumentation and equipment.

Mobility: Position requires incumbent to constantly perform mobility skills such as walking and standing, sitting or standing for prolonged periods; and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods. Frequently perform stooping along with performing manual dexterity and coordination functions.

Visual Discrimination: Position requires incumbent to constantly see objects far away as in locating exits, see objects closely as in reading thermometers, product labels and instrument readouts.

Hearing: Position requires incumbent to constantly hear normal sounds such as equipment operating and being able to hear pages, telephone conversations, etc. Distinguish sound as in responding to timers and/or audible alarms.

Concentration: Position requires incumbent to constantly be able to concentrate on fine details with constant amount of interruptions.

Attention Span: Position requires incumbent to attend to task/functions constantly for periods up to 60 minutes in length and to frequently attend to task/functions for periods exceeding 60 minutes in length.

Conceptualization: Position requires incumbent to constantly be able to understand and relate to specific ideas, concepts, and theories.

Memory: Position requires incumbent to constantly remember tasks and/or assignment given to self and others over both short- and long-term periods of time such as schedule of work, job assignments, etc.

B. Work Environment:

Employee may be exposed to:

o Blood, body fluids, body tissues or other biohazards constantly.

o Hazardous materials other than those above frequently.

o High, low or sudden fluctuations in temperatures occasionally.

o Toxins, cytotoxins, poisonous substances or other chemically hazardous materials frequently.

o Dust occasionally.

o Bodily injuries occasionally.

o Loud or unpleasant noises occasionally.

o High or low humidity frequently.

o Electrical hazards frequently.

o Electromagnetic radiation constantly and ionizing radiation occasionally.

o Stored energy in the form of chemical, electrical or kinetic sources frequently.

o Sharp objects frequently.

o Potentially stressful situations, such as STAT testing on patient(s) in critical condition constantly.

o Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.

Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

  • NEW On-demand pay program - powered by Payactiv
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
  • Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
  • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans

    This is where extraordinary begins. Find out where it can take you and your career. Apply Now!

    Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.), Detroit , Phlebotomist I, Healthcare , Wayne, Michigan

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