Phlebotomist - Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant (503180)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description


Salary and Benefits

The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $2,912.00/month to $4,040.00/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

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About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides basic medical care and health promotion to CSU East Bay students, assisting students in achieving and maintaining an optimal state of health, so they may achieve their academic and career goals.

The Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant provides a wide variety of Laboratory services within SHCS, including performing tests on site, as well as processing specimens to be sent out.

The Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant is under the direct supervision of the appropriate supervisor, either the Registered Nurse or Lead Physician directing Patient Support staff.


  • Performs a variety of non-standardized and standardized clinical laboratory tests
  • Collect specimens to perform tests, including performing phlebotomy.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents used in testing and analysis.
  • Ensure that all tests are performed in accordance with established standards and that results are valid and accurate prior to release.
  • Read test results and examine and interpret outcomes to identify abnormalities. Communicates abnormal results, errors, etc. to appropriate staff/supervisor.
  • Perform mathematical calculations related to testing and analysis.
  • Provide results to practitioners and utilizes patient charting systems to upload results.
  • Ensure laboratory quality control and assurance, perform proficiency testing, and maintain a safe laboratory environment in accordance with established standards, protocols, and applicable federal and state regulations.
  • Recognize and respond to improvement amendments (CLIA) and the Occupation Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
  • Ensure compliance with the infection control policies and blood borne pathogen safety precautions.
  • Use automated and manual data and reporting systems, such as a laboratory information system, to maintain such systems and their interfaces to other medical information systems and ensure data accuracy.
  • Operate and maintain instruments and equipment utilizing established procedures.
  • Conduct routine calibration and/or standardization of instruments.
  • Maintain laboratory, materials, and equipment in orderly condition. Ensure supply and materials are maintained at adequate levels.
  • Assist in preparing for licensing and related inspections, prepare laboratory and operational compliance reports, and provide data for more comprehensive state and federal regulatory compliance reports as requested.
  • Monitor equipment and facilitates upkeep.
  • May be assigned to provide training and orienting employees providing services in the lab.

  • Assist with arranging for purchase of supplies and equipment within budgetary guidelines
  • Assist in designs and implements inventory systems for maintenance of appropriate levels of supplies reagent and replacements
  • Assist in designs appropriate systems for reporting results, record keeping,
  • statistics/data retrieval, specimen collection and identification and processing of tests
  • Assists in designing technical manuals, guidelines and report forms
  • Perform applicable billing and reconciliation processes
  • Communicate (verbal and/or written) with patients regarding labs, procedures, follow-up, health center protocols, etc.
  • Document in patient medical record as needed
  • Provide documentation as needed to maintain vendor relationships and oversee lab functions
  • Assist in creating and writing guidelines, procedure manuals, making yearly revisions and updates related to Health Center policies and/or accreditation.


May include, but not limited to:
  • Participate in Quality Improvement studies
  • Attend SHCS committee meetings
  • Perform functions related to department meetings
  • Participate in tabling/marketing events for the Health Center
  • Data management & systems training
  • Participating in disaster drills and training
  • Other Health Center activities related to health promotion and readiness
  • Other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Qualifications
  • Incumbents to possess a thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of clinical laboratory science including the use and care of all applicable laboratory equipment: working knowledge of the preparation of specimens
  • Working knowledge of various laboratory disciplines, tests and procedures including chemical, physical, microscopic, microbiological, serological, hematological, immunological, and other related disciplines and related tests.
  • Basic knowledge of mycology, virology, and genetics
  • Working knowledge of automated information systems used in clinical laboratory settings
  • General knowledge of clinical laboratory quality control and assurance procedures, protocols and standards
  • General knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to the operation of a clinical laboratory
  • Ability to demonstrate skill in the performance of a variety of laboratory analyses and evaluate information against measurable criteria
  • Ability to notice pertinent details of specimens under microscopic study
  • Ability to keep current in developments in the field of laboratory analysis
  • An understanding of the legal aspects of medical care (including HIPPA, FERPA California law) and of protecting confidentiality of personal health information. Knowledge and understanding of state law regulations including standards set by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, with diverse student, staff, faculty, and campus community.
  • Ability to collaborate with ancillary staff who may perform some tests/services in the lab
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Minimum Qualifications


General knowledge of clinical laboratory operations and equipment, including an understanding of, or the ability to quickly learn, laboratory safety and quality assurance practices and procedures. General knowledge of medical terminology pertinent to laboratory operations; applicable laws and regulations pertaining to clinical laboratory operations and patient confidentiality. Working knowledge of CLIA-waived testing procedures, methods, and criteria.


Ability to collect required specimens for and perform assigned CLIA-waived testing with required attention to accuracy and detail; perform phlebotomy using the appropriate equipment including venipuncture and capillary puncture; use applicable equipment and materials in performing laboratory tests; use applicable automated systems for maintaining and tracking laboratory and patient records; maintain patient confidentiality as required by applicable state and federal laws and regulations; maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; and be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent and six to twelve months of related experience in a healthcare setting or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

License and Certifications:

Possess and maintain valid 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.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:

May have exposure to blood and bodily fluids for which there is risk for blood borne pathogens and other communicable (aerosol transmissible) diseases. Handle various chemicals and reagents used routinely in laboratory testing. As a state disaster worker, all public employees may be called and assigned to perform work during a disaster.


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

Mandated Reporter

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

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat. com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Hayward, California 94542 United States View Map