Phlebotomist I in New Milford, CT at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    11 Old Park Lane Road
    New Milford, CT
  • Date Posted:
    11/27/2022
  • Function
    Operations
  • Job Family
    Patient Services
  • Remote
    On-site
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift
    Day

Job Description

Shift Schedule: FT/Day/40 - Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:30PM, Rotational Saturday

Location: New Milford, CT

Represents the face of our company to patients who come to Quest Diagnostics, both as part of their health routine or for insights into life-defining health decisions. The PSR I draws quality blood samples from patients and prepares those specimens for lab testing while following established practices and procedures. The PSR I has direct contact with patients and creates an atmosphere of trust and confidence while explaining procedures to patients and drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and accurate manner. The PSR I will demonstrate Quest Leadership Behaviors while focusing on process excellence skills and sensitivity to confidentiality and accuracy to patient information. Successful applicants may be assigned to work in a doctor's office, a patient service center, in a house call environment, or as business needs dictate.   

The base hourly wage range for this position is from $14.13 - $21.18. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Successful candidates may be eligible to receive annual performance bonus compensation.


Benefits Information: We are proud to offer best-in-class benefits and programs to support employees and their families in living healthy, happy lives. Our pay and benefit plans have been designed to promote employee health in all respects – physical, financial, and developmental. Some of the benefits offered include:


§ Medical/Prescription Drugs
§ Dental

§ Vision
§ Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
§ Supplemental Health Plans
§ 401(k) Plan – Company match dollar-for-dollar up to 5%
§ Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
§ Supplemental Life Insurance
§ Dependent Life Insurance
§ Short- and Long-Term Disability buy-up
§ Blueprint for Wellness
§ Emotional Well-Being Resources
§ Educational Assistance
§ Paid Time Off (PTO) / Health Time
§ Variable Compensation Plans

  • Collect specimens according to established procedures. This includes, but not limited to: drug screens, biometric screening and insurance exams. 
  • Administer oral solutions according to established training. 
  • Research test/client information and confirm and verify all written and electronic orders by utilizing lab technology systems or directory of services. 
  • Responsible for completing all data entry requirements accurately including data entry of patient registration; entry of test order from requisition or pulling order from database; managing Standing Orders.  
  • Enter billing information and collect payments when required, including the safeguarding of assets and credit card information.  
  • Data entry and processing specimens including labeling, centrifuging, splitting, and freezing specimens as required by test order. 
  • Perform departmental-related clerical duties when assigned such as data entry, inventory, stock supplies, and answer phones when needed. 
  • Read, understand and comply with departmental policies, protocols and procedures: (i.e. Procedure Manuals, Safety Manual, Compliance Manual, Automobile Policies and Procedures, Employee Handbook, Quality Assurance Manual); and ensure that all staff members follow instructions.  
  • Perform verification of patient demographic info/initials including patient signature post-venipuncture to verify tubes were labeled in their presence and that the name on the label is correct. 
  • Assist with compilation and submission of monthly statistics and data.  
  • Maintain all appropriate phlebotomy logs in a timely manner and based on frequency, such as maintenance logs and temperature logs. 
  • Complete training courses and keep up-to-date with the latest phlebotomy techniques. 
  • Travel to Territory Manager meeting if held off-site or off normal shift. 
  • Participate on special projects and teams. 
  • Stay up-to-date on company communications. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Work Experience:  

  • Excellent phlebotomy skills to include pediatric and geriatric. 
  • Flexible and available based on staffing needs, which includes weekends, holidays, on-call and overtime. 
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and clean driving record, if applicable. 

Preferred Work Experience:  

  • One year phlebotomy experience preferred. 
  • Customer service in a retail or service environment preferred. 
  • Keyboard/data entry experience. 

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • Lift light to moderately heavy objects.  The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects.  Objects in the weight range of 1 to 15 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects in the weight range of 16 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally and objects in the weight range of 26 to 40 pounds are seldom lifted and carried.  Objects exceeding 41 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. 
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time; requires long hours of eye and hand coordination. 
  • Must be able to perform repetitive tasks with dominant hand frequently to constantly throughout the day. 
  • Position may require travel.                 
  • Extensive use of phone and PC.                 
  • Fine dexterity with hands/steadiness.  
  • Talking.                   
  • Walking.                                 
  • Balancing.                              
  • Bending/kneeling.            
  • Pushing/pulling. 
  • Reaching/twisting.     

Knowledge:  

  • Committed to all Quest Diagnostics policies and procedures including company dress code, Employee Health & Safety, and Quest Diagnostics Everyday Excellence Guiding Principles. 

Skills:  

  • Ability to provide quality, error free work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal on-site supervision. 
  • Excellent phlebotomy skills to include pediatric and geriatric. 
  • Must demonstrate superior customer focus; ability to communicate openly and transparently with peers, supervisors and patients; ability to accelerate and embrace change throughout Quest; and knowledge of our business. 


EDUCATION
High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)

LICENSECERTIFICATIONS
Medical training: medical assistant or paramedic training
Phlebotomy certification (required in certain states, e.g. California, Nevada, Washington and Louisiana)