Responsibility for drawing blood and collection of other specimens from inpatients and outpatients of all ages for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. When assigned to a draw station, the phlebotomist is responsible for performing patient registration and verifying the patient’s insurance. Phlebotomists are responsible for reading the physician’s written order for laboratory testing, ordering the correct tests in the laboratory computer system, selecting the appropriate collection tubes and collecting the correct specimens in the correct order according to established procedures. Perform specimen labeling and processing (preparation of specimens for testing). High degree of attention to detail is required. Manage patient adverse reactions to phlebotomy. A supervisor assigns tasks and is available for consultation on special problems, but the phlebotomist is expected to complete routine tasks independently.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Successful completion of formal program in phlebotomy is preferred.
Experience: Previous experience as phlebotomist in hospital or draw station preferred.
Licensure: Not required by NYS. Certification as a phlebotomist is preferred but not required.