A Phlebotomy Technician, also known as a Phlebotomist, is responsible for drawing blood from patients for donations, tests, and other sample work. The Phlebotomy Technician will puncture the vein to draw blood from patients from all walks of life, from babies and children to adults and the elderly.
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Phlebotomy Technician Job Description Template
We are looking for a meticulous and friendly Phlebotomy Technician to be responsible for the collection, storage, and testing of blood samples. The Phlebotomy Technician's responsibilities include drawing blood, conducting patient interviews, checking patients' vital signs, and transporting blood samples to the laboratory for testing. When working with medical teams, the Phlebotomy Technician may be responsible for checking patients' blood pressure and heart rate and updating patients' records.
To be a successful Phlebotomy Technician, you should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to ease patients' fears and anxieties during blood drawings. You should be meticulous, detail oriented, and well organized.
Phlebotomy Technician Responsibilities:
- Developing and determining the best collection methods for specific patients, such as infants or elderly patients.
- Preparing areas where blood will be drawn and ensuring the area is safe and clean after blood is drawn.
- Collecting blood samples and labeling the vials with the patients' names and the dates.
- Transporting blood samples to the laboratory for testing.
- Ensuring proper packaging and storage for the preservation of blood for donations.
- Checking patients for health issues like diseases, bacteria, and cholesterol, monitoring vital signs, and checking blood pressure and heart rate.
- Keeping your phlebotomy cart or station well-organized and following infection control and sanitation standards.
- Answering patients' questions on collection techniques and providing additional resources if requested.
- Remaining friendly, courteous, and sympathetic and keeping patients calm during blood collections.
- Preparing and cleaning the laboratory area, maintaining inventory, preparing blood samples for various tests and procedures, and possibly centrifuging blood samples.
Phlebotomy Technician Requirements:
- A certification in Clinical Phlebotomy or Pathology, or a related subject.
- 100 or more hours' experience in blood collections.
- Knowledge of proper handling techniques and disposal policies.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to calm anxious patients.
- The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and good handwriting skills.
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