Under direct supervision, obtains and prepares blood and non-blood
specimens for analysis.
1. Verifies positive identification and explains specimen collection
methods and procedures to patient.
2. Performs venipunctures and fingersticks to obtain blood specimens
according to established aseptic techniques.
3. Labels, dates, and records specimens obtained. Ensures that
specimens are sent in a timely manner to the appropriate
laboratory for culture and analysis.
4. Maintains record or database of activities such as patients seen,
type and number of specimens obtained, type and number of
specimens received, and test results.
5. Assembles equipment such as needles, disposable specimen
containers, tourniquet, gauze, cotton, and alcohol according to
specified procedures. Monitors inventory and orders supplies.
6. Disinfects work area and equipment according to established
methods and procedures in order to prevent spread of infection
7. Provides general clerical support such as typing, answering
phones, responding to general inquiries, scheduling appointments,
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High-school diploma or GED.
Ability to learn and perform venipunctures and fingersticks. Ability
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to
follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to use computers and
other office equipment. Ability to perform extensive standing and
walking. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when
verifying patient identification, drawing blood, labeling specimens,
and recording activities. Ability to wear and work in personal
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment must successfully complete a formal
or in house training in phlebotomy techniques. Candidates selected for
employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical
examination to determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this
job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
Overtime, weekend, on-call and shift work may be required in some