​Harborview School of Phlebotomy

​Certified Phlebotomy Technician


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

 Task of a Phlebotomist


  •  ​Collect fluid or tissue samples, using appropriate collection procedures.
  • Dispose of blood or other bio-hazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Document route of specimens from collection to laboratory analysis and diagnosis.
  • Draw blood from arteries, using arterial collection techniques.
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.


 Skills:


  •  Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help  people.


  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..