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MD Anderson Cancer Center

Phlebotomist (10am-6:30pm) (149643)





Houston, Texas, United States


Position title: Phlebotomist (01619)

Department: Clinical & Translational research Center Laboratory (CTRC Lab)

Division: Cancer Medicine

Reports to: Lab Manager


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Phlebotomist position is to collect blood specimens and process body fluids for research patients in the CTRC laboratory. Also, performs laboratory assignments in the CTRC, and other MDACC designated inpatient inpatient and outpatient hospital units, clinics or satellite collection sites.


Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times; Gives full attention to other minimizing distraction; Does not gossip or air frustration inappropriately; Uses a respectful / professional tone of voice.
  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to

the concerns of our patients and our co-workers; Expresses awareness of others' experiences and views; Listens to patients and coworkers' needs and empathizes with them; Is aware of and respects individual differences, such as age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religion, culture, background and experiences; Demonstrates collegiality to others in an effort to create a cooperative and collaborative environment

Integrity Behaviors
  • Reliability: Promotes and adheres to M.D. Anderson's Standards of Conduct in additional to all applicable institutional policies and procedures.; Communicates time expectations for tests, procedures, or service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers; By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Adheres to attendance policy by timely reporting to work and returning from breaks; Admits when wrong apologizes and takes steps to resolve a situation.
  • Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, keeps work area clean and orderly).
  • Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors

Responsiveness: Encourages learning, creativity, and new ideas; Responds to requests from others in a timely manner;

Offers help beifore being asked: Provides help to patients and co-workers that may be outside of job responsibilities. Looks for new and better ways of doing things.
  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so; Leads by example; Actively encourages others to contribute ideas; Holds self

and others accountable for practicing our values

  1. Phlebotomy/Processing
    • Demonstrates competency via direct observation and assessment for the following phlebotomy procedure
  1. Venipuncture and capillary puncture
  2. Central Venous Catheter Blood Collection
  3. Blood Culture Collection for Bottles and Isolator Tubes
  4. Hair Follicle and Body Fluids
  5. Isolation Room Procedures
  6. Age Specific Skills
    • Demonstrates competency in the principles and practice of sample processing and maintenance ofprocessing equipment
    • Accurately enters required data regarding collections into various logs, labels, requisitions and computer systems.
    • Remains knowledgeable ofall policies and protocols that are essential to the accuracy and timeliness ofcollection, processing and shipping /storage ofresearch samples.
    • Assists with training assigned by supervisory staff.
    • Consistently, accurately, and completely records all collections on sample logs, collection data sheets and in all applicable laboratory databases.
    • Accurately records all data necessary for charging ofresearch phlebotomy services
    • Completes assignment without undue reliance on others
    • Achieves productivity standard of the section
    • Assists with problem solving
    • Attends continuing educational programs
  1. Quality
    • Assumes personal accountability to have all samples collected and all documentation reviewed for accuracy and completeness prior to storage or other sample disposition.
    • Adheres to applicable policies, procedures and protocols
    • Performs all phlebotomy procedures in accordance with the section's procedure manual.
    • Accurately identifies patient and collects the correct specimens.

    • Maintains specimen integrity by collecting and transporting specimens in a timely manner.
    • Completes records (electronic and paper) and files as appropriate.
    • Assists co-workers as requiredred.
    • Requests assistance when competing priorities interfere with the accurate and complete collection or required samples.
    • Accurately and honestly documents comletion of protocol mandated tasks, reasons for non­performance or variances in the performance of tasks.
    • Checks indication that consent is or is not signed for all required and optional sampling.
    • Adheres to all mandated JCAHO patient safety requirements, guidelines for safe handling of cytotoxic agents and biological hazards and all other applicable regulatory requirements, including hand washing and proper use required personal protective garb/equipment.
    • Asks questions when unsure and follows the directives of supervisors and internal lab resources.
  1. Complies with all safety policies
  • Assists in ensuring a safe environment for patients, co-workers, and visitors
  • Utilizes all equipment and supplies in a manner that ensures safety to patients, co-workers and self
  • Wears protective attire and personal protective equipment in accordance with regulatory, institutional, and divisional requirements
  • Participates in all required safety training.
  1. Customer Service
  • Manages all customer service and peer to peer interactions with tact and diplomacy, actively

seeking to resolve issues with both internal and external customers and contacts.
  • Documents in manner consistent with information given to the subject/patient
  • Exhibits teamwork in the performing clinical trials tasks and duties.

S. Other duties assigned

  • IC - Self-Adaptability:
    • Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change;
    • Deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks;
    • Demonstrate flexibility.
  • IC - Oral Communication:
    • Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; and
    • Create an environment with open channels of communication.
  • TC -Practice-Based Learning & Improvement
    • Employee participates in on-going learning and
    • Demonstrates application of it in his/her role.


Working in Office Environment



Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)



Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues



Exposure to harmful chemicals



Exposure to radiation



Exposure to animals



Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent














Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs


Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Use computer/keyboard


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associate's degree from a Medical Laboratory Technician Program or completion of a specialized phlebotomy training program.


Required: Completion of a MD Anderson phlebotomy internship or six months of phlebotomy experience in a clinical laboratory. With preferred education, only three months of phlebotomy experience in a clinical laboratory required.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. [Register to View] Information
  • Requisition ID: 149643
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Day/Evening
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,100
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500
  • Science Jobs: No