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Phlebotomist-Cancer Biospecimen Repository

Job ID: 13507
Job Category: Laboratory & Pathology
Job Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: BMH-Tipton Hospital
Location: Covington, TN


Identifies the best method for retrieving blood samples. Responsible for verifying patient identification and explaining sampling procedures to patients. Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and finger sticks. Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic techniques, following department procedures, and observing isolation procedures.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of pre-analytic variables for laboratory tests by using appropriate methods for collecting, labeling and transporting biological specimens for laboratory analysis. Also, recognize common patient situations and procedural or technical problems and the appropriate courses of action.
  • Documents quality control appropriately by taking and reporting corrective action as needed, using comment codes correctly.
  • Applies knowledge of available resources for gathering information related to blood collection and test procedures, including using computerized information systems and specimen collection lists.
  • Demonstrates commitment to personal career growth and competency, including completion of all departmental requirements.
  • Assists with inventory and supply management as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested following training.

Requirements, Preferences and Experience


Preferred: Completion of Phlebotomy Course-Accredited Preferred. Additional Education Requirements: 100 sticks at a clinical site preferred.

Minimum: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required.


Minimum: 1 year Healthcare/Medical-Phlebotomy Required.

Special Skills

Preferred: Skill in communicating clearly and effectively using Standard English in written, oral and verbal format to achieve high productivity and efficiency. Skill to write legibly and record information accurately as necessary to perform job duties. Computer skills.

Minimum: Basic computer literacy.


Preferred: Training as acquired in an approved phlebotomy training program

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 17931 - Phlebotomist-Cancer Biospecimen Repository
Facility: BMH-Tipton Hospital
Department: TC Multid Clinics BMH Tipton
Category: Laboratory & Pathology
Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:TN:Covington
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