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A phlebotomist draws blood from patients. After the blood is drawn, a phlebotomist takes the blood samples to the laboratory to check for further health issues such as disease, bacteria, cholesterol, etc.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect blood samples from patients
  • Verify test demands by comparing information with nursing station log, as well as informing unit personnel of any discrepancies
  • Read patient identification to verify patient
  • Use the best method for drawing blood depending on the patient
  • Collect therapeutic drug monitoring analysis
  • Practice infection control requirements at all times when working with patients and equipment
  • Track collected specimens and initial, date, and note times of collection
  • Monitor glucose levels, record results, and report them to the unit nurse manager
  • Contact the physician, pathologist, nursing station, or reference laboratory to resolve unusual test orders

Education and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (Associates degree preferred)
  • Must possess a valid state phlebotomy certification
  • Strong attention to detail

Excellent patient service and relationship skills

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