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Job Description

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) collects, receives, processes and distributes laboratory specimens. The CPT performs patient phlebotomy at different locations. The CPT communicates tests results inter- and intra-department as needed. The CPT maintains equipment and supply inventory.

The CPT maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge includes the use of specialized equipment, patient identification and specimen labeling requirements, lab safety and computer functions related to order and receipt of specimens. The CPT projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. The CPT supports the Laboratory mission.

The CPT participates in the continuous quality improvement process. The CPT maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance.


Essential Functions:

Technical Duties

  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of various phlebotomy techniques. Maintains aseptic techniques when collecting specimens. Uses appropriate technique when drawing blood. Labels specimen immediately after completion of the procedure. Disposes used needles and supplies in suitable containers. Performs quick registration in Hospital Information System.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of laboratory tests, instruments and supplies. Transports labels, records, distributes, preserves, stores or disposes specimens appropriately. Prepares solutions/reagents as needed. Assists in the preparation of specimens for testing and/or shipping. Operates selected laboratory equipment under supervision
  • Cleans and/ or sterilizes instrument, working areas, supplies according to hospital policies. Maintains and orders supplies to keep materials on hand at all times. Checks package integrity and expiration dates for sterile supplies; Disposes contaminated material in accordance with hospital policy. Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment. Assists in maintaining laboratory records, including but not limited to the documentation of ordering, performing and reporting of laboratory tests.
  • May assist in the training of less experienced phlebotomists as assigned
  • Receives training in more complex blood drawing techniques as assigned
  • Performs Duties as Assigned

Quality Control

  • Actively participates in all department quality control measures. Takes appropriate action when corrections are indicated. Identifies patient samples by strict adherence to established procedures; labels samples accurately and completely.


  • Develops and maintains a professional working relationship with the entire care team as well as patients and their families. Communicates with courtesy, accuracy, and reverence for confidentiality.

Education and Training

  • Maintains competence and actively participates in continuing education programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Must meet and maintain current State of California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPTI) certification
  • 1 year of clinical healthcare experience or recent training through an approved CPT program
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide age specific care
  • Appropriate customer service and interpersonal skills


Job Preferences:

  • Previous experience with billing and registration
  • Customer/Client Service experience


About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Located on the bayside bluffs overlooking Newport Beach, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian stands atop the list of the finest medical facilities in Southern California. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 511-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital that provides a quality work environment and quality lifestyle. This unique combination provides an enriching environment like no other.

A quality work environment and quality lifestyle enables our nurses to chart a satisfying course for every area of their lives - professional, family, friends and personal pursuits. Along with Hoag's commitment and family-oriented approach to providing the highest quality patient care, there is an indisputable pride in the way we fulfill our healing mission.

We invite you to be a part of the dynamic and rewarding career opportunities available at our top-rated medical facility, while enjoying the added luxury of the renowned Southern California lifestyle.

Take a look inside and we believe you'll see why there is no place like Hoag.

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