Certified phlebotomists are medical professionals who work in a variety of settings, including blood banks, hospitals, and other medical facilities. Certified phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patients for a variety of reasons, such as testing and donations; they may also be responsible for interviewing patients, collecting patients' personal information, checking vital signs, labeling samples, following sample storage procedures, and transporting blood samples to the testing facilities.
Certified phlebotomist must ensure all samples are collected safely and according to the standard collection procedures, and that samples are properly labeled and prepared for laboratory testing. Additionally, the certified phlebotomist is responsible for maintaining all of their laboratory equipment in a safe and sanitary manner. Due to the sensitive nature of this work and the potential hazards faced by those who work with blood, there are very stringent medical procedures that must be followed in this job. These professionals must uphold patient confidentiality standards at all times.
This position may be part time or full time, and the hours may vary depending on the organization and type of clients. Certified phlebotomist positions generally require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. The candidate must have completed an accredited phlebotomy program, and relevant certifications are generally required as well. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, and some travel may be necessary.
Certified Phlebotomist Tasks
Prepare and process blood tests.
Draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing.