Job Description

Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains with beautiful lakes and trails for hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing, this facility is thriving and we are currently searching for an outgoing, detail-oriented Phlebotomist with excellent customer service experience. It’s an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the successful growth this rural hospital is experiencing, while maintaining your health through our comprehensive and competitive benefits. 

Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate an acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24-hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Greenville, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton. 

This is a Full Time, benefited position working in the Laboratory at our main hospital in Portola.  Shifts will be during the day.  The Phlebotomist will Perform venipuncture and capillary puncture on adult, and pediatric patients; perform designated laboratory testing; instruct patients in all urine collection procedures and testing requirements; work with laboratory computer systems; perform limited testing; communicate in a manner that promotes clinic and laboratory professionalism; and provide comfortable phlebotomy. Candidates must have the State of California Certified Phlebotomy Technician to be considered for the position.    .

All healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. We offer this free of charge as a part of your new employment process.

Position Requirements include:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The following education or combination of education and experience are required for the position:

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.
  • At least one year of experience, two preferred; history of stable employment.
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) I and /or II with the State of California
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  • CPR Certification


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as patient records, laboratory reports, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in appearance and actions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience.
  • Must possess an ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
  • Must possess ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to problem solve scenarios involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger dexterity, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.
  • The employee is also required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Principal Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares equipment to efficiently collect blood products.
  • Performs arterial, venipuncture and capillary punctures on patients.
  • Identify and label specimens according to all current regulatory requirements.
  • Conducts designated laboratory testing.
  •  Assists in care of donor prior to, during, and after donation.
  •  Instruct patients on urine collection procedures. Allocates urine and blood specimens for reference lab send outs.
  •  Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  •  Maintains strict confidentiality protocols.
  •  Performs related work as required.