Career as a Phlebotomist

Career as a Phlebotomist

What is Phlebotomist?

Phlebotomist refers to a health worker who is exclusively engaged in taking care of the blood collection process by conducting blood diagnostic purpose, by providing assistance to technologist, nurses, medical laboratory etc.

What Does The Phlebotomist Do?

As mentioned earlier, a Phlebotomist collects the blood samples by fingerstick and venipuncture for;

  • Specimen processing for research purposes
  • Investigation of the condition of a patients and keep track of the treatment progress
  • Conduct testing in the case blood group of the donor has to be determined in the matter of blood transfusion.

Responsibilities of a Phlebotomist

 Some of the responsibilities of a phlebotomist include the following;

  •  Conducting the interviews of the patients and check their vital sings
  • Transporting the blood samples of the patients for testing to the laboratory
  • Maintaining the records of the patients

Why Phlebotomy Course Certification?

In order to work as a phlebotomist, a student has to obtain a certificate. This will help to move ahead in the health care industry and that it plays a vital role in medical team as a phlebotomist will help the doctors and nurses to diagnose the medical conditions of a patient. Accordingly, they will plan for the best treatment strategy.   A Phlebotomist is a crucial player in terms of helping patients so that they received timely and accurate diagnosis.

The Course for a phlebotomist is a short program. As soon as the course completes a candidate can enter the healthcare workforce and obtain the valuable experience. The certification course for phlebotomist are available in both online and offline mode. It provides the opportunity to help the working lab technicians, earn a degree and up skill the knowledge irrespective of the geographical boundaries.

This program for phlebotomist is certified by NSDC which mainly focuses on the acquisition skills required for the performance of below-mentioned responsibilities;

  • Collection, storage and transportation of the blood samples
  • Providing basic aid in case of emergency during the venipunctue
  • Practice of infection control measures and ways, from the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to dispose the biomedical waste in a cautious manner.

Phlebotomy Course Eligibility and Duration

After passing 12th class from a recognized board, a candidate can apply for a certification course in Medical Laboratory Technology (CMLT) or from any other recognized institute by accredited board.

The certificate course offered by CMLT is a short-term course of 6 months. This course includes 4 months theory classes and 2 months internship. It is to be noted that this can be pursued in both online as well as offline mode.

The aspirants enrolled for this course require a motor vehicle driving license a apart from the collection of samples at the center, they would be responsible to carry out the home sample collection as well. Further, they have to accurately level them and deliver it with specified timeframe.

Opportunities and Remuneration

As a phlebotomist also known as laboratory technician, is the only contact for the patient for the medical laboratory. Apart working in a laboratory, a phlebotomist can also work in government hospitals, private hospitals, diagnostic centers, blood banks, clinics etc. Basing on the experience, the starting salary of the phlebotomist ranges from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000.  However, it may increase basing on the experience.

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