Phlebotomist - Part-Time - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Phlebotomist - Part-Time - School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240000T7

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Part-Time (Casual/ Hourly) Phlebotomist to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. In this position, you will work on a project providing viral hepatitis B and C education, screening, vaccination, and treatment to individuals with experiences of or at risk for homelessness. The work will be conducted off-campus at housing sites in the Houston metro area. The schedule would include visiting 1-3 housing sites per day for 1-2 days per week for an average of 10-15 hours/week.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Attendance at viral hepatitis screening events

  • Record all job activities in a data management system

  • Provide venipuncture to individuals interested in hepatitis B and C testing

  • Support phlebotomy team in paperwork, laboratory tests ordering and blood samples drop off

  • Pick-up and drop-off supplies or samples, as needed

  • Attend weekly team meeting

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Knowledge of MS Office applications

Preferred:

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

  • Phlebotomy certification from a national accredited organization

  • Cultural sensitivity in working with diverse communities including ability to develop rapport with diverse individuals

  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions

  • Availability on weekdays

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage a complex schedule

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience conducting venipuncture on difficult-to-draw individuals (e.g., those with a history of injection drug use)

  • Flexible schedule

  • Own transportation

  • Preference will be given to applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Availability on some nights and weekends

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a specialized phlebotomy training program is preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Previous phlebotomy experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.