Phlebotomist Job Description
What do Phlebotomists do? Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood for donation or laboratory tests. They collect blood from finger sticks or with a needle from veins or arteries. A Phlebotomist job description includes assembly of equipment such as needles, gauze, vials, alcohol and tourniquets.
Phlebotomist job responsibilities may also include verifying patient information, labeling specimen vials and submitting specimens for further processing or testing. A Phlebotomist may work with doctors, nurses and other medical professional team members. Phlebotomist duties may also include verifying records, assembling and checking equipment and communicating with patients.
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Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos096.htm
(2) Wikipedia contributors, "Phlebotomist," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Phlebotomist&oldid=445957184
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