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Phlebotomist - Per Diem

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the guidance of the Clinical Lab Scientists and general direction of the Medical Director, this position is responsible for serving as the laboratory phlebotomist and provides support to the overall laboratory operations and clinical staff. Duties include performing a variety of standard clinical assistance work, functioning as the primary laboratory receptionist, and completing basic and waived laboratory testing in accordance with CLIA regulations (Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments of 1988) for use in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems.

Under the guidance of the Clinical Lab Scientists and general direction of the Medical Director, the incumbent will:

Assist in daily operations of the laboratory and Urgent Care clinic

Make decisions related to general workflow.

Make recommendations to the Clinical Lab Scientists or Medical Director and revise procedures/processes related to laboratory operations.

Develop procedure manuals for the laboratory.

Provide feedback, interpret and apply policy and procedures related to the laboratory.

Maintain inventory tracking, reporting and record keeping

Department Summary

The Student Health Center Clinical Laboratory is a department within the Student Health Center essential in assisting health care providers in the diagnosis and treatment of student patients by performing a series of laboratory tests. 

Key Qualifications

  • General knowledge of clinical laboratory operations and equipment, including laboratory safety and quality assurance practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of current recognized standards and terminology to perform within the scope of practice.

  • Knowledge of applicable professional ethics and standards.

  • Knowledge in proper assessment and safe patient care with the ability to handle a syncopal patient.

  • Working knowledge of CLIA-waived testing procedures and methods. Demonstrated ability to apply various techniques to collect required specimens with accuracy and detail.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Blood Borne Pathogens and Universal precautions.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.

Education and Experience

Completion of a high school program or its equivalent and one year of related experience in a health care setting.  Post-secondary coursework in a related field or completion of an accredited program is preferred.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS: Possess (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and maintain the following: Valid and current certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I, as defined by the California Department of Health Services, which permits the incumbent to perform skin punctures and venipuncture.  Valid and current basic life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification prior to employment.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $22 - $25 per hour

Classification Range: $19.92 - $84.86 per hour

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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