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Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Phlebotomist"

1) Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.

2) Document route of specimens from collection to laboratory analysis and diagnosis.


3) Draw blood from arteries, using arterial collection techniques.

4) Collect fluid or tissue samples, using appropriate collection procedures.

5) Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.


6) Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.

7) Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.

8) Explain fluid or tissue collection procedures to patients.

9) Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.

10) Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.

11) Administer subcutaneous or intramuscular injects, in accordance with licensing restrictions.

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12) Calibrate or maintain machines, such as those used for plasma collection.

13) Collect specimens at specific time intervals for tests, such as those assessing therapeutic drug levels.

14) Conduct hemoglobin tests to ensure donor iron levels are normal.


15) Conduct standards tests, such as blood alcohol, blood culture, oral glucose tolerance, glucose screening, blood smears, or peak and trough drug levels tests.

16) Determine donor suitability, according to interview results, vital signs, and medical history.

17) Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.

18) Monitor blood or plasma donors during and after procedures to ensure health, safety, and comfort.

19) Perform saline flushes or dispense anticoagulant drugs, such as Heparin, through intravenous (IV) lines, in accordance with licensing restrictions and under the direction of a medical doctor.

20) Process blood or other fluid samples for further analysis by other medical professionals.

21) Provide sample analysis results to physicians to assist diagnosis.

22) Serve refreshments to donors to ensure absorption of sugar into their systems.

23) Train other medical personnel in phlebotomy or laboratory techniques.

24) Transport specimens or fluid samples from collection sites to laboratories.

Job Description for "Phlebotomist" continued here...

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Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Phlebotomist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  31-9097.00


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