What are some of the Phlebotomist Job Roles?

What are some of the Phlebotomist Job Roles?

Introduction

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.

What is Phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy refers to blood collection process by conducting blood diagnostic purpose, by providing assistance to technologist, nurses, medical laboratory etc. The main aspects of phlebotomy are as follows;

  • 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.

What are Phlebotomists?

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.

Job Roles of a Phlebotomist

Fulfill a managerial position

With time the growth in the career, you will gain ample of experiences in phlebotomy and this will help to apply for the positions like phlebotomy supervisor. However, it is to be noted that for this position a bachelor’s degree may also require. In this job profile, the salary will be increased and you will get a team to manage the fellow phlebotomists.

Can work as a transitioned registered nurse

Some professionals may work as a phlebotomist prior to pursuing a career as a nurse. Thus, being a phlebotomist it is a good opportunity to gain experience and interact with patients and also perform the medical procedures. A phlebotomist can fill the position of registered nurse considering the experience and having a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

After the graduation in nursing, the next step is to qualify the NCLEX-RN which is an exam conducted to provide authorization for nursing license and practice. Having the expertise in collection of blood along with the required credential of nursing will be helpful in the job search related to managerial positions.

Can work as a Technician in a medical laboratory

For this position, a professional certification and associate degree is required.  Generally, technicians collect blood samples and analyze them for determination of medical diagnosis. The determination of blood viability is also made for transfusion. The experience of drawing blood from patients in the hospitals as a phlebotomy technician can help the job for a medical laboratory technician.

Can work as an assistant to a physician or surgeon

One of the most important career advances a phlebotomist can make is to work or practice under a physician. Physician’s assistance role has higher earning potential as that of a registered nurse. For this role as a physician’s assistant a Master’s degree from accredited university is required.

 

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