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. 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.
High school degree or equivalent; any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. Prefer completion of a specialized phlebotomy training program.
Phlebotomy Technician Certification by ASCP (PBT) or AMT (PBT) or equivalent approved certifications is highly recommended but not required.
Requires 6 months of phlebotomy experience (can include training program).
Prefer one year of phlebotomy experiences; Maintains education and development appropriate for position. This documentation must be reviewed and approved by the Director of the laboratory prior to patient testing.