Fresno State campus

Phlebotomist/Clinical Lab Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

(Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,338 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,338 - $5,530 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.
  • This position is not eligible for remote work pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Physician, the Phlebotomist and Clinical Laboratory Assistant supports overall laboratory operations, performs phlebotomy, and basic and CLIA-waived laboratory testing for use in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems.  The phlebotomist maintains the orderly condition of the laboratory, and assists with other laboratory duties, quality assurance, and reports.  In addition, serves as receptionist in a combined laboratory/x-ray reception space and facilitates patient flow for both laboratory and x-ray procedures. 


Key Qualifications

  • Ability to collect required specimens for and perform assigned CLIA-waived testing with required attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Perform phlebotomy using the appropriate equipment including venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  • Use applicable equipment and materials in performing laboratory tests and use applicable automated systems for maintaining and tracking laboratory and patient records.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality as required by applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; and be sensitive to and communicate effectively with diverse patients.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Incumbents must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Six months of related experience in a healthcare setting or equivalent combination of education and experience. Post-secondary coursework in clinical laboratory assisting or completion of an accredited clinical laboratory assisting program is highly preferred 

  • Certification:

    Incumbents must possess and maintain valid certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I, as defined by the California Department of Health Services, which permits the incumbent to perform skin punctures and venipuncture. 


    Phlebotomy certification requires: 

    A high school diploma or equivalent; and

    Completion of required hours of classroom instruction and practical training or equivalent training and experience depending on date of entry to the field; and 

    Passing an examination as required by Laboratory Field Services under the California Department of Public Health.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by March 24, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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