Bio-Stream

Phlebotomist Job Duties

As a phlebotomist, you will be the one who draws blood from patients, collects a variety of other specimen samples as well as label the blood vials that you have filled. You will also be responsible for bringing all blood and specimen samples to the laboratory either in the hospital you are working in or locally in the area. Below is a quick list of the job duties that you should expect when working as a phlebotomy technician and form the phlebotomist job description in full:

  • collect blood samples from patients
  • practice proper patient identification, especially when working on hospital floors
  • label vials with patient names and dates
  • decipher the best method for drawing blood depending on the specific patient
  • transport all specimen samples to a nearby laboratory
  • centrifuge blood samples, depending on if this is allowed in the state you are working in
  • expect to work with a large number of patients varying in age and health status
  • be friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients
  • keep your phlebotomy cart or station well-organized at all times
  • practice infection control standards at all times when working with patients and equipment

Gary Munson / Bob Gagnon

Team B/C