A Phlebotomy Technician is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or micro techniques. The phlebotomy technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patients only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice for these practitioners.
Phlebotomists work under the supervision of a medical laboratory technician, medical technologist, physician, or other individual with an advanced degree in biomedical or related sciences. Employment tends to be in hospital laboratories, veterinary laboratories, multi-physician clinics, doctors offices, health department laboratories, reference laboratories, insurance companies, and specialized clinics.
Phlebotomists must have fine motor coordination, clear speech, normal hearing, and good visual acuity to distinguish colors. They must be able to use both hands and have legible handwriting. Occasional light lifting, stooping, and bending is necessary. The phlebotomist must be able to move readily from one location to another in the workplace. The phlebotomist must have good verbal and written communication skills.
The goals of this program provide qualified students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for them to demonstrate entry level competence in the multiple tasks and duties of a Phlebotomy Technician as defined by the American Medical Technology Council. These goals include to: (1) serve the profession by providing skilled, professional phlebotomists, (2) serve the patient by providing excellence in care, (3) serve the student by providing quality training in a satisfying career, and (4) to serve the College by providing a program that contributes to its mission.
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