Under general supervision, the Phlebotomist I performs venipuncture and specified test to obtain specimens; receive specimens, review labeling check condition of specimens and distribute, perform clerical work; and perform other duties as required. No moderate or complex testing is performed by this position. Maintains high ethical standards. The Phlebotomist I differs from the Laboratory Assistant and/or Medical Technician in that the Lab Assistant and/or Medical Technician spends the majority of time analyzing specimens and preparing specimens and/or reagents for testing while in the laboratory while the Phlebotomist I spends the majority of time obtaining specimens and processing such related data. Collection of blood samples by venipuncture and finger sticks on patients of varied ages who may be carriers of infectious agents or who may be hostile or unstable; receive specimens from patients and staff, check for condition and necessary information, and distribute specimens to the appropriate staff or processing for send outs; be able to operate centrifuges to spin blood; greet patients and obtain information from patients as needed to complete collection of any specimens. Complete requisitions and specimen site batches, maintain a clean, well-stocked phlebotomy room; enter test information into the computer and search computer files; answer phone and direct calls; and perform related clerical tasks.
High school degree or equivalent; any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified.
Phlebotomy Technician Certification by ASCP (PBT) or AMT (PBT) or equivalent approved certifications is highly recommended but not required.
Prefer completion of a specialized phlebotomy training program with six months of phlebotomy experience.