California State University, Chico PHLEBOTOMIST/CLINICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT (Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant)- 11/12 & 12/12 in Chico, California

Position Summary

Primary Duties

Under the supervision of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Physician, the Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant supports overall laboratory operations in the Student Health Center. The incumbent performs phlebotomy, and basic Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)-waived laboratory testing, for use in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems. This is a first-level laboratory classification requiring some formal and on-the-job training to perform the work activities outlined below. Incumbents must possess and maintain certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I, (CPT-1) as defined by the California Department of Public Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Branch (LFS), which permits the incumbent to perform skin punctures and venipuncture. The Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant’s work is clinical and medical in nature and requires specific medical training and certifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent must possess:

  • General knowledge of:
  • Clinical laboratory operations and equipment, including an understanding of, or the ability to quickly learn.
  • Laboratory safety and quality assure practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of:
  • CLIA-waived testing procedures, methods, and criteria.
  • Basic knowledge of:
  • Medical terminology pertinent to laboratory operations.
  • Applicable laws and regulations pertaining to clinical laboratory operations and patient confidentiality.

SKILLS: Incumbent must possess:

  • Strong communication skills, including, reading, writing and documenting health information.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Adept at performing venipuncture and capillary punctures.
  • Computer skills, appropriate to the duties of the position.
  • Good Clerical and Organizational skills.

ABILITIES: Must have the ability to:

  • Operate a centrifuge, for processing specimens and bio-safety cabinet.
  • 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 lab equipment and materials, and personal protective equipment, in performing laboratory tests.
  • Use applicable automated systems for maintaining/tracking laboratory and patient records.
  • Perform assigned skilled clinical tasks rapidly and accurately.
  • File, answer phones, and operate standard business equipment, including copiers, computers, printers etc.
  • 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.
  • Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit.
  • Be sensitive to and effectively communicate with a diverse population of patients and staff.
  • Perform assigned duties.
Required Education and/or Experience

Incumbents must possess and maintain 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. Phlebotomy certification requires:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess sufficient related experience to perform the work activities described above, which usually requires six to twelve months of related experience in a health care setting.
  • Current Phlebotomy Certificate from the California Department of Public Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Branch (LFS).
Additional Requirements for this Position


Recruitment Preferences

Preference may be given to applicants with the following which may be considered a specialized skill:

  • CPR Certified.
Special Requirements
  • The person holding this position is considered a “General 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
  • Incumbent must possess certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I, as defined by the California Department of Health Services.
  • The selected candidate must pass a post-offer pre-employment physical examination, infectious disease screening and vision test.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Personal protective clothing required while working i.e. laboratory coats, closed-toe shoes, safety glasses, latex gloves, etc. Employee will be required to frequently sit, move, or stand at a counter as well as moving in small spaces within the lab. Also includes the need to sit or work at a microscope and computer terminal for long periods of time. There is exposure to a heat source used when sterilizing while plating cultures. There is also noise exposure from centrifuge and other equipment. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings and events.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position will work in the Student Health Services in laboratory areas that are kept clean. Will work with bio-hazardous material and chemicals after appropriate training. Moderate noise levels exist at various times in the laboratory. Tools used in the clinical laboratory setting including pipettes syringes, tubes, laboratory glassware as well as cell counters, centrifuges, heat blocks and incubators, Genprobe system, spectophotometers, vortexers and rotators, etc.


This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

Benefit Information

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community

Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – see

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Recruitment Number: VA955

Posting Period: 04/17/18 – 05/08/18

On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity: No

Working Title: PHLEBOTOMIST/CLINICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT (Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant)- 11/12 & 12/12


Level/Range/Grade: 1 & 6

Salary Range (From $ to $): 12/12- $2,677 - $4,871 per month & 11/12- $2,454 - $4,465 per month (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range).

Department: Student Health Services

Number of Positions: 2 position (1- 12/12 month and 1- 11/12 month)

FLSA Code: Non-Exempt

Status: Regular: Permanent (after one-year probationary period)

Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base): Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12 month and 11/12 month (July off)

CBU/MOU: R02 - CSUEU Health Care Support

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Hours Per Day: 8 hours during the school year/10 hours during the summer

Days Per Week: 5 days during the school year/4 days during the summer

Shift: Day

Open Date (posting open date): 04/17/2018

Close Date (posting close date): 05/08/2018

Open Until Filled: No