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Phlebotomist, Diagnostic Testing Center, Full Time, Days

Northwestern Medicine
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Full time
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At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

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  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay: Based on experience, starting at: $16.51 + per hour.


***Mon - Fri 830a - 5p with Rotating Weekends Outpatient***

The Phlebotomist reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The phlebotomist provides technically expert phlebotomy service throughout all areas of the hospital including but not limited to intensive care units, transplant units, psychiatry units, outpatient areas, nursery and research patients. In their role, phlebotomists serve as liaisons between the laboratory and patients and nursing. They must demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to function as part of a highly effective team that consistently puts "Patients First".


  • Perform Phlebotomy, including venipuncture and capillary draws, using appropriate, established procedures.
  • Procedures may include:
    • Blood cultures
    • Heel or finger sticks
    • PKU collection
    • Special techniques for difficult venipuncture.
  • Perform EKGs using appropriate, established procedures.
  • Provide instructions to patients regarding collection of various non-blood specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Greet and establish positive first impressions with patients and customers, establishing a role as patient advocate.
  • Work closely with nursing to verify patient orders and collections.
  • Utilize the LIS bar-code labels and draw sheets appropriately.
  • Use manual requisitions and labels appropriately.
  • Label and process specimens according to established protocols and policies.
  • Follow all infection control policies, especially when drawing patients in isolation.
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by utilizing personal protective equipment and safety devices appropriately.
  • Participate in Safety and Infection Control activities.
  • Utilize the LIS to accurately enter patient test orders or specimen receipt verification.
  • Utilize the LIS to investigate problems and appropriately credit tests in a timely manner.
  • Utilize the LIS and HIS to receive/send Laboratory specific and Hospital communications.
  • Stock and monitor inventory of supplies including phlebotomy, medical supplies and Infant Chain of Custody supplies.
  • Document occurrences appropriately and in a timely fashion per the department's Occurrence Management policy.
  • Assist in the practical training of RNs, PCTS and Residents.
  • Must effectively procure blood specimens from infant, adult, geriatric and wheelchair bound patients.
  • Must demonstrate competency for age related responsibilities.




  • Certificate from accredited medical phlebotomy program or equivalent
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of experience performing phlebotomy on a broad range of patient types in a hospital setting.


  • Current CPR certification
  • At least 2 years experience performing phlebotomy on a broad range of patient types in a hospital setting.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced health care to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area


Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.


Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.


To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.


Patients first: Putting our patients first in all that we do

Integrity: Adhering to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty and sincerity

Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2022): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index
  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2021): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index



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