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The Phlebotomist is responsible for taking blood samples from a patient. His/Her duties include preparing patients to have their blood taken and drawing blood from a patient safely.

Key Responsibilities

  • Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks.
  • Uses technical equipment to safely draw blood from patients
  • Labels all samples according to outlined procedures and policies
  • Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures.
  • Selects gauge needles and prepares veins or fingers for blood drawing.
  • Explains tests to patients and answer any questions they might have
  • Collects therapeutic drug-monitoring assays by collaborating with nursing personnel to ensure appropriate drug dose to collection time.
  • Deciphers the best method for drawing blood depending on the specific patient
  • Maintains lab equipment in a clean and safe manner

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Phlebotomy certification highly preferred
  • Appropriate state licensure.
  • Proven previous work experience as a Phlebotomist
  • Certification with the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, Inc. and/or the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA).
  • Knowledge of legal requirements pertaining to drawing blood, handling specimen samples, and the use of relevant medical equipment.

Skills needed for this role

The Phlebotomist must have a strong eye for detail and must have excellent interpersonal skills. He/She must have the proven ability to prioritize a variety of tasks and must be familiar with infection control policies and procedures.

Career Level

Licensed Professional

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