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Penn State Health Phlebotomist - All About Children in West Reading, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Penn State Health Community Medical Group

Location: US:PA:West Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Varied

Hours: Full Time, 80 hours per pay period

Join a team of Laboratory professionals providing high quality diagnostic and clinical services that play a vital role in positive outcomes for our patients!


The phlebotomists at Penn State Health perform venous and capillary blood collections from inpatients and outpatients and receive other laboratory specimens (24 hour urine containers, sputum and stool specimens), and splitting of random urine specimens. Phlebotomists also enter, verify, and update patient demographic and insurance information into various internal information systems. In addition, they perform and report bedside glucose testing. Phlebotomists also provide training and shadowing experiences for nurses, EMT’s, Medical Students, Medical Assistants, and other students as requested.


High School Diploma or GED required

6 months phlebotomy experience required OR completion of an internship through a certified training program required

Ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions

Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, specification and schedules

Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to interact with patients

Hands on phlebotomy skills must be demonstrated on volunteer


Bedside glucose and pediatric collection experience preferred

Phlebotomy Certification preferred

General computer skills and additional language skills (i.e. Spanish) preferred

CPR certification preferred


Able to stand and walk frequently; sit occasionally

Able to lift/carry 0-10 constantly; 21-50 lbs occasionally

Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role

Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

Dental and Vision Benefits

75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees) - This benefit extends to dependents after one year

Matching 401K retirement plan


Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.


We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.

For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.

Position Phlebotomist - All About ChildrenLocation US:PA:West ReadingReq ID 13860