UConn Student Health and Wellness Clinical Phlebotomist

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


The Clinical Phlebotomist at Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) at UConn is responsible for using their medical knowledge to take blood samples from patients, as well as other specimen processing. The phlebotomist's duties include providing services to UConn students, including ensuring the testing area is appropriately stocked, educating students about the phlebotomy process and other specimen collection, labeling samples, and shipping samples to outside laboratories for further analysis.  The phlebotomist also maintains and calibrates specimen processing instruments and is involved with other quality control standards and performance improvement activities.  The phlebotomist is also responsible for managing lab-related inventory and supplies.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments.  The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness. 

Under the direction of the SHaW Director of Nursing, this position functions independently within the scope of departmental and institutional policies and procedures and performs phlebotomy, specimen processing, quality assurance, and inventory management. 


  • Draws blood from patients and completes specimen processing of blood samples.
  • Engages in specimen processing of urine, feces, and other bodily fluids and tissues.
  • Reviews test orders for accuracy and recommends test selection when appropriate.
  • Obtains results from referral labs.
  • Maintains inventory for specimen collection and point-of-care testing.
  • Ensures appropriate maintenance and calibration of all instruments used for specimen processing; monitors the currency of service records of all instruments as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Ensures the proper disposal of bio-hazardous waste generated by the clinical drawing station, including collection, packaging, labeling, handling, tracking, and documentation in accordance with OSHA standards.
  • Assists in quality control and other required tests to meet state certification and standards, records quality control and quality assurance activities.
  • Participates in quality improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Assists in patient appointment scheduling and instruction when appropriate.
  • Performs related work as required.


  1. Associate’s degree in related field.
  2. Two to four years of related experience.
  3. Phlebotomy certification.
  4. Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.
  5. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


This is a full-time (35 hours weekly) 9-month position from mid-August to mid-May annually. This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496358 to upload a resume, cover letter, separate diversity statement, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is expanding services and is currently hiring for a variety of positions related to students’ mental health and wellness.  SHaW encourages qualified applicants to apply for multiple positions of interest.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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