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What are the Job duties of a Phlebotomist?

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Phlebotomist Job Duties in Detail:

  • The main role of a phlebotomist is to collect blood samples from patients.
  • This has to be done carefully to avoid the risk of infection of a blood borne disease or to avoid inflicting excessive pain to the patient. Before the blood is collected, it is the duty of the phlebotomist to ensure that the instruments to be used are sterile and are being used for the first time.
  • After collection of samples, the samples are well and rightly labeled for identification and to avoid confusion. This is crucial because incase of any error, it can lead to misdiagnosis which has serious effects on the patient.
  • He then takes the samples for various tests and procedures to the laboratory. In forwarding the samples to the laboratory, the phlebotomist has to keep a record so that it is easy to follow them up. This In doing this, the phlebotomist must ensure that all laboratory rules are fully followed, the blood drawing tray and the phlebotomy area are clean and neat.
  • Other phlebotomy jobs include explaining the procedures to the patients to provide calm and trusting environment when the blood is being drawn. He also has to be of good personality to be able to deal with any apprehensive behavior or tendency.

Some other phlebotomist’s duties include moving the fluid samples between the sample site and the laboratory.

In few some cases, the phlebotomists responsibilities will be responsible for performing certain functions to process blood samples for more analysis by the laboratory technician.

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Education requirements

The key requirement is that the candidate must have completed a phlebotomist training. Regardless of any other qualification in any field or medical field, one does not qualify to be a phlebotomist unless he has finished the course of phlebotomy training. Certification is not a requirement in most countries but an added advantage that most employers look for.

Working Environment

A phlebotomist is a trained health worker who is qualified to work in any of the following places : in hospitals, home health care agencies, laboratories, physician’s offices, blood banks, hospices, pharmaceutical labs, research institutions, public health clinics and prisons.

Phlebotomist Job Outlook / Job prospects

Phlebotomist careers may be limited to the health sector, but the job opportunities are highly competitive. There are enormous Phlebotomist jobs are available more prospectus jobs ; this is because people need to be drawn blood at least once a year.

Tips To get hired.

The best way for a phlebotomist to get hired is to successfully complete the phlebotomy program training, then get a certification or license.

More training in any other health field certainly increases the chances to be hired.

Phlebotomist Salary

The average annual earning of a phlebotomist is USD 30,000. However, this may sharply vary depending on different factors such as the experience, the type of employer and country’s salary policies. Just like for other careers, phlebotomist also receives benefits such as paid leave and good medical cover.

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13 Responses so far.

  1. alieakub says:

    The average annual earning of a phlebotomist is USD 30,000. However, this may sharply vary depending on different factors such as the experience,

  2. alieakub says:

    After collection of samples, the samples are well and rightly labeled for identification and to avoid confusion.

  3. alieakub says:

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