Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy involves the knowledge, collection and testing of blood for laboratory usage but it does not extend to the purpose of therapeutic transfusion. Blood Banking Phlebotomy is a more specialized practice connected to the area of Transfusion Medicine and certified by a Blood Banking Hematologist. Persons conducting Blood Banking Phlebotomy have wider duties, functions and responsibilities.

DUTIES

  • Draw blood using various techniques.
  • Check red blood cell count and Iron levels of patients.
  • Explain procedure and take blood from donors.
  • Explain all side effects and precautions to donors.
  • Maintain machinery and stock of supplies.
  • Record personal details of donors such as contact, weight, age and blood type.QUALIFICATIONS

PHLEBOTOMIST

  • Suggested Secondary school subjects include Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Relevant prior experience in the medical field.

BLOOD BANKING PHLEBOTOMIST

  • University Degree in a health related discipline/diploma or Certification in Medical Laboratory Technology.
  • At least three (3) years post graduate training/ Phlebotomy Certification.
  • Suggested Secondary school subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics.

PROFILE

  • Responsible
  • Patient and gentle with patients.
  • Accurate with attention to details.
  • Able to follow procedures and instructions accurately.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Good hygiene.
  • Organizational skills.

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