Phlebotomist, Per Diem

employment type: part-time

Phlebotomist, Per Diem

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 68709


UC Santa Cruz is hiring a Certified Phlebotomist who can work an as-needed schedule and have the ability to work a minimum of two days per month.

Student Health Services is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a continuous recruitment; applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis after the initial review date has passed.

Thank you for your interest in UC Santa Cruz Student Health Services.


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The IRD for this job is: 05-23-2024


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service health facility offering UCSC students clinical, educational, and psychological support. SHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the University's diverse campus communities through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.

The Primary Care Program includes primary care and same-day care, with the support of on-site radiology, a COLA-accredited high-complexity clinical laboratory, and the campus pharmacy. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports UCSC students to maintain or improve their general well-being by providing a broad range of counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, and outreach services and programs.

Other departments include Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), home of the Condom Co-op; CARE (Center for Advocacy, Resources & Empowerment), the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; and Student Insurance Programs.

Student Health Services employs approximately 150 staff including physicians, psychiatrists, case managers, lab scientists, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, and many other clinical and administrative staff. Student Health Services welcomes staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.

More information can be found at healthcenter.ucsc.edu


Under the general supervision of the Lab Manager, the Certified Phlebotomist performs a wide variety of patient care support services in the Laboratory. The incumbent works with various clinicians with different styles and requirements in a fast-paced environment to complete direct patient care and administrative duties. The Phlebotomist maintains patient confidentiality in all verbal and written communications and provides empathy and understanding care while working with ill students and concerned parents. Working closely with many people, the incumbent utilizes flexibility, multi-tasking, critical thinking, and attention to detail while maintaining a professional demeanor and recognizing and responding to emergencies.


Budgeted Salary: $31.22/ hourly.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: None

Schedule Information:
  • Part-time, Variable
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 8 Hours per week, variable
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: Per Diem appointment

Job End Date: 06/30/2025, with possibility of extension

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Patient Care Technical (EX)

Job Code Classification: CERT PHLEBOTOMY TCHN 1 PD (009390)

Travel: Never or Rarely


60% - Laboratory Support
  • Performs phlebotomy
  • Assists the Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) with patient specimen collection, processing, and analysis.
  • Operates and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory instruments, including urine dipstick analyzers and centrifuges.
  • Prepares specimens for microscopy and microbiological cultures or sends them to a reference laboratory.
  • Instructs patients in specimen collection and dispenses appropriate containers.
  • Maintains working levels of laboratory supplies.
  • Constantly performs multiple tasks; simultaneously serving several clinicians, monitoring patients, and managing phones and paperwork.
  • Handles medical specimens for transport.
  • Utilizes tact, discretion, and confidentiality in all communications with staff, students, families, and outside medical services.
  • Identifies self by name and title in all communications and appropriately refers issues beyond the scope of practice to laboratory or supervisory personnel.

20% - Patient Testing
  • Independently, after thorough training and competency testing, performs pre-analytic testing of patient specimens for hematology (complete blood counts), urinalysis, and pregnancy testing after daily controls have been performed by the CLS (Clinical Lab Scientist).

10% - Clerical Tasks
  • Assists CLS in the preparation of monthly statistical reports
  • Maintains a log of laboratory results for all testing departments and an alpha filing system of laboratory reports.
  • Generates billing forms as needed and reviews them for completeness and accuracy.
  • Audits monthly reference laboratory billing.
  • Answers telephone calls, takes complete messages as appropriate and acts on them in a timely manner.
  • Provides quality assurance by keeping records of outgoing lab work and returned results, researches problems, and contacts the reference lab when results are not available.
  • Utilizes proprietary computer program, Point and Click, as well as the Laboratory Information System, Orchard/Harvest, to access patient information and billing system.

10% - Maintenance of Laboratory Work Area
  • Maintains general cleanliness and order of laboratory by general and special cleaning according to infection control guidelines.
  • Responsible for maintaining working levels of test reagents, forms, and phlebotomy supplies.
  • Maintains inventory of all forms.

  • Current Certification from the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to contribute to a team effort; participate in a positive and cooperative manner during meetings; respond well to supervision.
  • Ability to work and communicate in a positive and cooperative manner with management and supervisory staff, medical staff, co-workers and other health care professionals, as well as patients and their families, when providing information or services, and/or helping when others are seeking assistance, clarification and/or problem resolution.
  • Ability to work independently with appropriate supervision, as well as cooperatively with professional and support staff.
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints and frequent interruptions, with minute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on several tasks concurrently with frequent interruptions; Ability to organize and prioritize a high-volume workload and function independently.
  • Ability to handle difficult, sensitive and confidential situations tactfully and with discretion.
  • Demonstrated understanding of medical terminology.
  • Ability to work with a variety of clinicians with different styles and requirements.
  • Ability to be flexible.

  • Current Certification from the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II
  • Must possess a current CPR certificate.
  • Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check.
  • The selected candidate will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
  • Ability to work a variable schedule.
  • Ability to work a minimum of two days per month.
  • Selected candidate will be required to take a TB test within 60 days of hire.
  • Must complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act) training within 30 days of hire.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
  • Will be required to comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; Current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview.
  • The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20

For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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