Phlebotomist in Panama City, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Gulf Coast
Panama City, FL, United States
Full-time • Nights > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Laboratory   Job ID: 190088
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***$1000 Sign On Bonus***


HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital is a 223-bed acute care hospital proudly serving Bay County and surrounding communities for 40 years. The hospital was recently named a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® – heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and perinatal care – for the fourth consecutive year and has achieved certifications for its stroke and wound care.  Located in Panama City, Florida, its team of more than 600 providers and 1,200 employees work to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care every day. With the area’s only designated Pediatric ER, four-bed Pediatric ICU and 28-bed NICU, the hospital is ready to care for our youngest residents. The hospital has the only Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI as recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Additionally, the hospital’s cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). These designations enhance the hospital’s quality of care and demonstrate its commitment to higher, measurable standards of care. 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Phlebotomist is responsible for the efficient and safe obtaining of appropriate blood samples from patients for the performance of laboratory procedures, and for the proper processing of these samples.  The Phlebotomist interacts with patients, families and visitors and medical, nursing and laboratory staff in a courteous and professional manner at all times. 
  • Verifies patient identity verbally and by checking name and unique identifier on patient’s arm band before performing any specimen collection procedure. 
  • Properly collects and processes specimens for in-house and reference laboratory testing. 
  • Answers phone with a pleasant demeanor and assists customers in any way possible. 
  • Assists with training of new hires and phlebotomy students. 
  • Assists with clerical duties as needed. 
  • Ensures continuity of care across shifts. 
  • Fosters teamwork through participation in department activities and committees. 
  • Actively seeks to improve knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system.  Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
  • Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
  • Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements. 
  • Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
  • Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High School or GED
  • Applicable experience may substitute for education
  • Phlebotomy Certification preferred
  • National Phlebotomy Certification preferred
  • BLS required
  • Phlebotomy experience preferred
  • Successful completion of phlebotomy training program OR at least 5 years of phlebotomy experience required
  • Reads and writes Basic English possessing the basic skills necessary to meet the needs of the position
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work with hazardous material and utilize personal protective equipment
  • Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)


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HCA Florida Gulf Coast
Full-time • Nights > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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