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Phlebotomy Technician

 Daily Tasks
Collects blood samples from patients for laboratory testing. Also performs other duties such as bleeding times, point-of-care testing and specimen preparation.
 
 Skills/Talents
Good manual dexterity, good communications skills, clerical skills, typing ability, reading and comprehension skills, positive and compassionate attitude, ability to work as a team member.
 
 Work Setting
Patient rooms within the hospital, as well as the emergency department.
 
 Work Hours
Monday-Sunday shifts. Some weekend work required. Varied schedule from 20 hours/week to 40 hours/week.
 
 Education
High school diploma or GED required. On-the-job training will be provided.
 
 Qualifications
Phlebotomy experience preferred. Some knowledge of medical terminology.
 
 Recommended High School Classes
Computer applications, health sciences, biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, algebra and psychology