Phlebotomist - I

Actalent
Reston, VA
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MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID - 19 Summary: The main function of a Phlebotomist is to assist in performing various assigned duties, trouble shooting, training and making work flow recommendations. Position Responsibilities: Experience doing blood draws, labeling specimens, centrifuging specimens, recording maintenance data and decontamination, updating patient information, etc. Collects and stores specimens according to established procedures. Properly explains in a clear but courteous manner the process of the venipuncture (blood drawing) and or other specimen collection (ex. urine or fecal) as required Demonstrate technique/s using straight needles and/or butterfly needles. Fully understand all of the physicians' orders. Matches laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes. Label, centrifuge, split, and freeze specimens as required by test order. Check all test requisitions or computer label against script to ensure 100% correct. Package specimens for transport Stores specimen sample according to required temperature, places samples in appropriate collection container/ tube, accurately labels, follows different procedures as outlined by specific to protocol deemed necessary for transport to maintain integrity of the specimen. Understand and comply with OSHA and DEP regulations. Attend annual department trainings Answer telephone calls, read laboratory results to satisfy inquiries.
Skills: blood draw, specimen processing Top Skills Details: blood draw,specimen processing Additional Skills & Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Valid Phlebotomy certification for the state where you will be employed as required in some states Minimum of 6 months' work experience performing venipunctures in a fast paced lab or hospital setting Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite High School Diploma or GED 0-2 years of experience Experience Level: Intermediate Level About Actalent: Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Phlebotomist

Labcorp
Leesburg, VA
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At Labcorp we have a passion in helping people live happy and healthy lives. Every day we provide vital information that helps our clients and patients understand their health. If you are passionate about helping people and have a drive for service, then Labcorp could be a great next career step!

We are currently seeking a Phlebotomist to work in either a Patient Service Center or client office located in Leesburg,VA. In this role you will provide exceptional customer service, perform skilled specimen collections and be the face of the company. In addition, you will be provided opportunities for continuous growth within the organization.
The schedule for this position is: Mon-Fri from 7:30am-4:30pm and every other Sat from 7am-11am. Job Duties/Responsibilities: Perform blood collections by venipuncture and capillary techniques for all age groups Collect specimens for drug screens, paternity tests, alcohol tests etc. Perform data entry of patient information in an accurate and timely manner Process billing information and collect payments when required Prepare all collected specimens for testing and analysis Maintain patient and specimen information logs Provide superior customer service to all patients Administrative and clerical duties as necessary Travel to additional sites when needed High school diploma or equivalent Phlebotomy certification from an accredited agency is preferred Previous experience as a phlebotomist Proven track record in providing exceptional customer service Strong communication skills; both written and verbal Ability to work independently or in a team environment Comfortable working under minimal supervision Flexibility to work overtime as needed Able to pass a standardized color blindness test If you're looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!
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Phlebotomist (PT, 22.5 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Fairfax, VA
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The Phlebotomist provides expertise in blood draws and specimen preparation Their ability to put patients at ease and obtain sufficient samples with minimal discomfort to patients across a wide demographic is critical to our commitment to high quality care for our patients and those of our partners.

Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following: * Experience doing blood draws, labeling specimens, centrifuging specimens, recording maintenance data and decontamination, updating patient information, etc.
* Collects and stores specimens according to established procedures * Properly explains in a clear but courteous manner the process of the venipuncture (blood drawing) and or other specimen collection (ex. urine or fecal) as required * Demonstrate technique/s using straight needles and/or butterfly needles * Fully understand all of the physicians' orders * Matches laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes; label, centrifuge, split, and freeze specimens as required by test order * Checks all test requisitions or computer label against script to ensure 100% correct * Package specimens for transport * Stores specimen sample according to required temperature, places samples in appropriate collection container/ tube, accurately labels, follows different procedures as outlined by specific to protocol deemed necessary for transport to maintain integrity of the specimen. * Understands and complies with OSHA and DEP regulations * Wears appropriate attire including all PPE * Attend annual department trainings * Answer telephone calls, read laboratory results to satisfy inquiries * Other duties as assigned EDUCATION: * High School Diploma or GED * Valid Phlebotomy certification for the state where employed as required by state (CA, NV, WA & LA requires certification) EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS: * Minimum of 6 months' work experience performing venipunctures in a fast paced lab or hospital setting * Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite * Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Preferred Qualifications: * Excellent patient interaction skills both in person and by phone * Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time * Ability to lift 20 pounds * Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), biohazardous body fluids, and hazardous chemicals BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Phlebotomist

Actalent
Woodbridge, VA
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Minimum of 2 years verifiable phlebotomy experience

Experience with all age populations (newborn to geriatrics)

Perform blood collections by venipuncture and capillary techniques for all age groups

Collect specimens for drug screens, paternity tests, alcohol tests etc.

Perform data entry of patient information in an accurate and timely manner

Process billing information and collect payments when required

Prepare all collected specimens for testing and analysis

Maintain patient and specimen information logs

Provide superior customer service to all patients

Administrative and clerical duties as necessary

Has comprehensive understanding of compliance and safety and is able to effectively communicate the importance of compliance and safety to other employees.

Must have a firm baseline of phlebotomy experience (include knowledge about draws, needles, tubes/which tests go in which tubes, etc.)

Skills:

Phlebotomy, Capillary puncture, Blood collection, Phlebotomist, newborn, geriatrics

Top Skills Details:

Phlebotomy,Capillary puncture,Blood collection

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Phlebotomy certification preferred or completion of an approved phlebotomy training course, or equivalent experience through previous employment.

Minimum of 2 years verifiable phlebotomy experience

Experience with all age populations (newborn to geriatrics)

Ability to handle high volume draws, this site sees up to 30 patients a day

Must have a strong ability to multi-task with great customer-service skill

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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Phlebotomist

Spectrum Healthcare Resources
Dumfries, VA
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Distinctive/Spectrum Joint Venture has an opportunity for a civilian a full-time Phlebotomist at our Dumfries Health Clinic in support of Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital.
- This position provides phlebotomy services in support of patient care and treatment.

Essential Functions:
- Perform phlebotomy in accordance with established standard operating procedures, American Association of Blood Bank guidelines, and Food and Drug Administration regulations.
- Greets patients, reviews lab request form, schedules appointments, Verifies or records identity of patient and converses with patient or donor to allay fear of procedure, and prepares specimen labels.
- Confirms that patient has met dietary requirements for prescribed test, and the correct test has been ordered.
- Collects blood samples from adults & children using venipuncture or capillary puncture.
- Processes blood specimen using preservative or anti-coagulant as required by test procedures.
- Instructs patients regarding the collection and packaging of other specimens such as urine, semen, and feces.
- May perform waived testing such as urine dips as part of patient preparation for specimen collection.
- Recognize and initiate appropriate measures in emergency situations following SOP.
- Properly ship blood products to processing facility in accordance with established standard operating procedures.
- Affixes labels on specimens and prepare specimens for shipment to appropriate laboratory for testing.
- Arranges for special specimen transport when necessary.
- Disposes of biological waste, needles, & related hazardous materials.
- Communicates w/ medical, clinical, & technical staff to resolve problems regarding specimens.
- Follows defined laboratory procedures & maintains awareness of changes to procedures.
- Performs administrative duties such as preparation of reports & the storage of laboratory & office supplies.
- Complete facility specific training and competency training as assigned.
- Assist with other duties as needed and assigned.

Position Qualifications:
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- Possess a degree or certificate of graduation from an approved/accredited phlebotomy training program leading to a Nationally Recognized Phlebotomy Certification (ASPT, ASCP, or other)
- Six months technical training in a clinical setting preferred.
- Minimum of one year full time technical experience within the last three years.
- Have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS).
- Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with patients and other staff members.
- Have knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry, and automated records.

Company Overview:
Spectrum Healthcare Resources (SHR) was established in 1988 to deliver systems and processes designed to meet the unique needs of Military and VA Health Systems. SHR is a leading organization that provides physician and clinical staffing and management services to United States Military Treatment Facilities, VA clinics and other Federal Agencies through various contracting vehicles. A Joint Commission Health Care Staffing Services firm, SHR is the military staffing division of TeamHealth, a Nationwide organization that serves 850 civilian and military hospitals with a team of 9,600 affiliated health care professionals.

Spectrum Healthcare Resources is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
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Phlebotomist

Octapharma Plasma, Inc.
East Riverdale, MD
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Want to Expand your career-development potential, your ability to help donors and patients, and your access to professional opportunities? We're growing fast. [You can, too!]

There are so many ways Octapharma Plasma can enhance your life and your career. Our strong growth is creating great learning and career development opportunities throughout our company, and especially our donation centers. Because you're someone who loves to learn, enjoys people, and has a real heart to help, we encourage you to join us as a:

PHLEBOTOMIST

This is What You'll Do:

  • Perform venipunctures
  • Operate automated plasmapheresis machines
  • Maintain compliance with SOP, current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) and regulatory guidelines
  • Cross trained in other role within center to support operation demand.

This is Who You Are:

  • Part brand ambassador, part clinical technician
  • A person committed to excellent customer service all day, every day
  • Someone with positive energy, always willing to pitch in where needed
  • Understanding, patient, and genuinely authentic
  • Able to keep up in a fast-paced environment
  • Hungry to build a great career

This is What It Takes:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work days, evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended shifts
  • General computer skills
  • Licensure required by the state of employment
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to understand and follow protocol

Do Satisfying Work. Earn Real Rewards and Benefits.

We're widely known and respected for our benefits and for leadership that is supportive and hands-on. Managers who truly want you to grow and excel.

  • Formal training
  • Outstanding plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Wellness program
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Company paid holidays
  • Personal time
More About Octapharma Plasma Inc.

With donation centers and team members throughout the U.S., Octapharma Plasma, Inc. collects plasma to create life-saving medicines for patients worldwide. We are growing at an impressive pace, and so is the positive impact of our work. Our community relies on teamwork, compassion, and expertise to get things done the right way, while making a meaningful difference in the lives we touch. Interested? Learn more online and apply now at: octapharmahiring.com And if you know someone else who'd be a great fit at Octapharma Plasma, Inc., please forward this posting along! INNER SATISFACTION. OUTSTANDING IMPACT.
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Phlebotomist (Washington, DC)

Labcorp
Washington, DC
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At Labcorp we have a passion in helping people live happy and healthy lives. Every day we provide vital information that helps our clients and patients understand their health. If you are passionate about helping people and have a drive for service, then Labcorp could be a great next career step!

We are currently seeking a Phlebotomist to work in either a Patient Service Center or client office. In this role you will provide exceptional customer service, perform skilled specimen collections and be the face of the company. In addition, you will be provided opportunities for continuous growth within the organization.
Job Duties/Responsibilities: Perform blood collections by venipuncture and capillary techniques for all age groups Collect specimens for drug screens, paternity tests, alcohol tests etc. Perform data entry of patient information in an accurate and timely manner Process billing information and collect payments when required Prepare all collected specimens for testing and analysis Maintain patient and specimen information logs Provide superior customer service to all patients Administrative and clerical duties as necessary Travel to additional sites when needed High school diploma or equivalent Phlebotomy certification from an accredited agency is preferred Previous experience as a phlebotomist Proven track record in providing exceptional customer service Strong communication skills; both written and verbal Ability to work independently or in a team environment Comfortable working under minimal supervision Flexibility to work overtime as needed Able to pass a standardized color blindness test Floats must be 21 years of age, reliable transportation, and clean driving record if applicable If you're looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!
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Phlebotomist (FT, 40 hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Alexandria, VA
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The Phlebotomist provides expertise in blood draws and specimen preparation. Their ability to put patients at ease and obtain sufficient samples with minimal discomfort to patients across a wide demographic is critical to our commitment to high quality care for our patients and those of our partners.

Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following: * Experience doing blood draws, labeling specimens, centrifuging specimens, recording maintenance data and decontamination, updating patient information, etc.
* Collects and stores specimens according to established procedures * Properly explains in a clear but courteous manner the process of the venipuncture (blood drawing) and or other specimen collection (ex. urine or fecal) as required * Demonstrate technique/s using straight needles and/or butterfly needles * Fully understand all of the physicians' orders * Matches laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes; label, centrifuge, split, and freeze specimens as required by test order * Checks all test requisitions or computer label against script to ensure 100% correct * Package specimens for transport * Stores specimen sample according to required temperature, places samples in appropriate collection container/ tube, accurately labels, follows different procedures as outlined by specific to protocol deemed necessary for transport to maintain integrity of the specimen. * Understands and complies with OSHA and DEP regulations * Wears appropriate attire including all PPE * Attend annual department trainings * Answer telephone calls, read laboratory results to satisfy inquiries * Other duties as assigned EDUCATION: * High School Diploma or GED * Valid Phlebotomy certification for the state where employed as required by state (CA, NV, WA & LA requires certification) EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS: * Minimum of 6 months' work experience performing venipunctures in a fast paced lab or hospital setting * Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite * Provide Proof of Covid -19 vaccination Preferred Qualifications: * Excellent patient interaction skills both in person and by phone * Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time * Ability to lift 20 pounds * Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), biohazardous body fluids, and hazardous chemicals BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Phlebotomist Technician

Actalent
Fairfax, VA
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MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Medical or Religious exemptions are accepted but MUST have proper written documentation. Minimum of 2 years of verifiable phlebotomy experience Experience with pediatric to geriatric populations Perform blood collections by venipuncture and capillary techniques for all age groups Collect specimens for drug screens, paternity tests, alcohol tests etc. Perform data entry of patient information in an accurate and timely manner Process billing information and collect payments when required Prepare all collected specimens for testing and analysis Maintain patient and specimen information logs Provide superior customer service to all patients Administrative and clerical duties as necessary Has comprehensive understanding of compliance and safety and is able to effectively communicate the importance of compliance and safety to other employees. Must have a firm baseline of phlebotomy experience (include knowledge about draws, needles, tubes/which tests go in which tubes, etc.)
Skills:

Phlebotomy, Capillary puncture, Blood collection, Phlebotomist, specimen collection

Top Skills Details:

Phlebotomy,Capillary puncture,Blood collection

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Phlebotomy certification preferred or completion of an approved phlebotomy training course, or equivalent experience through previous employment. Minimum of 2 years of verifiable phlebotomy experience Experience with pediatric to geriatric populations Ability to handle up high volume draws per day Must have a strong ability to multi-task with great customer-service skill

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Phlebotomist Technician

Actalent
Fairfax, VA
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MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Medical or Religious exemptions are accepted but MUST have proper written documentation.
Minimum of 2 years of verifiable phlebotomy experience Experience with pediatric to geriatric populations Perform blood collections by venipuncture and capillary techniques for all age groups Collect specimens for drug screens, paternity tests, alcohol tests etc. Perform data entry of patient information in an accurate and timely manner Process billing information and collect payments when required Prepare all collected specimens for testing and analysis Maintain patient and specimen information logs Provide superior customer service to all patients Administrative and clerical duties as necessary Has comprehensive understanding of compliance and safety and is able to effectively communicate the importance of compliance and safety to other employees. Must have a firm baseline of phlebotomy experience (include knowledge about draws, needles, tubes/which tests go in which tubes, etc.) Additional Skills & Qualifications: Phlebotomy certification preferred or completion of an approved phlebotomy training course, or equivalent experience through previous employment. Minimum of 2 years of verifiable phlebotomy experience Experience with pediatric to geriatric populations Ability to handle up high volume draws per day Must have a strong ability to multi-task with great customer-service skill About Actalent: Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Phlebotomist - I

Actalent
Vienna, VA
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Phlebotomist

Labcorp
Leesburg, VA
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Phlebotomist

Labcorp
Silver Spring, MD
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Phlebotomist (McLean, VA)

Labcorp
McLean, VA
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Phlebotomist (PT, 20 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Fairfax, VA
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Phlebotomist (PT, 10 Hrs)

Bioreference Laboratories
Arlington, VA
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Phlebotomist (PT, 22.5 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Fairfax, VA
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Phlebotomist (FT, 40 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Fairfax, VA
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Phlebotomist (FT, 40 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Fairfax, VA
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Phlebotomist (PT, 12 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD
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Phlebotomist (FT, 37 Hrs)

Bioreference Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD
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Phlebotomist (PT, 12 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD
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Phlebotomist (FT, 37 Hrs)

Bioreference Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD
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Phlebotomist (FT, 40 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Rockville, MD
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Phlebotomist (PT, 20 Hrs)

Bioreference Laboratories
Silver Spring, MD
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Phlebotomist (PT, 20 Hrs)

Bioreference Laboratories
Wheaton, MD
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Phlebotomist Floater (FT, 40 Hours)

Bioreference Laboratories
Fairfax, VA
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Floater Phlebotomist (FT, 40 Hrs)

Bioreference Laboratories
Arlington, VA
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Floater Phlebotomist (FT, 40 Hrs)

Bioreference Laboratories
Arlington, VA
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Average Salary For a Phlebotomist

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Phlebotomist is $34,744 per year or $17 per hour. The highest paying Phlebotomist jobs have a salary over $37,000 per year while the lowest paying Phlebotomist jobs pay $32,000 per year

Average Phlebotomist Salary
$34,000 yearly
$17 hourly
Updated December 5, 2021
$32,000
10 %
$34,000
Median
$37,000
90 %

Highest Paying Cities For Phlebotomist

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Fargo, ND
$50,875
$24.46
Eureka, CA
$42,298
$20.34
Hartford, CT
$41,126
$19.77
Carmel, NY
$40,422
$19.43
Portland, OR
$39,113
$18.80
Saint Paul, MN
$38,422
$18.47

5 Common Career Paths For a Phlebotomist

Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant generally assists patients in their healthcare needs and medical procedures. They support patients in their daily activities by monitoring patients' temperature and food intake, ensuring the cleanliness of the patient's room, and keeping documentation of patients' conditions for reference of nurses and doctors. A certified nursing assistant should also communicate with patients' families and provide updates as often as needed. It is also important that a nursing assistant is patient and compassionate enough to attend to direct patient needs, which could get demanding or challenging at times.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed practical nurses are considered leading front liners in the clinic or hospital setting. They assist nurses and doctors in conducting various activities related to sick or injured patients. Licensed practical nurses are primarily expected to provide routine care for patients and assist registered nurses in creating care plans. They maintain and update medical records, prepare patients for medical examinations, help patients dress, bath, or eat, take vital signs, administer and monitor medicine intake, monitor patients and update nurses and doctors on patient status, and assist during medical examinations.

Registered Nurse

The primary responsibilities of a registered nurse involve caring for a variety of patients, from ill and injured to those who are healthy and wanting to stay that way. Nurses have different specialization and work with particular patients, such as newborn babies or those who are suffering from particular medical conditions. They work on different settings which includes hospital, outpatient facility, rehabilitation center, nursing home, dialysis center, home healthcare agency, and other offices. They can administer medications, wound care, and other aids or treatment plan. They also conduct medical tests, interpret the results, and monitor patients' recovery and progress.

Technician

Technicians are skilled professionals who primarily work with technology in different industries. They are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of the various items they work with. They are usually working with electricity or with technological advancements. Technicians may be assigned to do the construction of equipment or materials related to their field of study. They may also be assigned to conduct diagnostics and other maintenance activities to ensure that the equipment works properly. Technicians may also be required to conduct basic repairs in case of problems. It is important that technicians have good analytical skills and decision-making skills.

Service Technician

Service technicians are assigned in the field to address the concerns of their clients. Service technicians are responsible for the installation, maintenance, or repair of different units or items related to their company's products or services. They should be familiar with their company's products so that they can properly install, maintain, or repair them. They conduct diagnostics and analysis to assess the condition of the unit they are servicing and properly address problems. They also do routine maintenance check-ups. Service technicians are expected to be trustworthy, have good analytical skills, and have good decision-making skills.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist FAQs

Is it hard to get a job as a phlebotomist?

No, it is not hard to get a job as a phlebotomist. Most phlebotomists only have certification in phlebotomy or receive on-the-job training.

It is sometimes difficult to obtain a job as a phlebotomist because there are few open positions, as too many people are qualified. This scenario is where having completed a phlebotomist program and having additional certifications comes in handy. It will not only help you stand out from the competition, but it can also help you land a higher-paying position.

While certification is not required in all states, it does increase employability. Several organizations offer certification, including the National Phlebotomy Association, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and American Medical Technologists.

Prerequisites are different for each organization and may include formal classroom instruction, job site training, or a combination of training in a related field with hands-on experience. Usually, candidates must document at least 100 successful vein and skin punctures.

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Is phlebotomy a good career?

No, phlebotomy is not a good career. Phlebotomists don't earn much, usually around $17 an hour. Phlebotomy, however, is one of the most accessible healthcare professions to enter, with minimal training and certification requirements.

Phlebotomists are responsible for ensuring that the process is done safely and sanitary, that samples match medical orders and are correctly labeled and stored, and that patients are comfortable throughout the process.

A phlebotomist with management and organizational skills can rise to supervisory positions or even management of a department. Starting in phlebotomy can also be a great way to get into the medical industry. From there, you can continue your medical training and become a nurse or physician assistant.

Phlebotomy is in high demand, and its future job prospects are favorable. The Better Business Bureau, for example, projects a 17% increase in employment for laboratory technicians between now and 2029.

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Where is the highest-paid phlebotomist?

The highest-paid phlebotomists are in Salinas, California. The national average for a phlebotomist is $36,320 a year. Someone living in Salinas, California, earns over $22,000 more a year comparatively.

Highest Paying Cities In United States For Phlebotomists:

  • Salinas, California - $58,610 a year

  • San Francisco, California - $50,250 a year

  • Redding, California - $52,770 a year

  • San Diego, California - $51,920 a year

  • Santa Rosa, California - $51,620 a year

  • Chicago, IL - $53,856 per year

  • New York, NY - $53,499 per year

  • San Antonio, TX - $47,074 per year

  • Charlotte, NC - $45,601 per year

  • Las Vegas, NV - $45,005 per year

Highest Paid States For Phlebotomists:

  • California - $47,230 a year

  • District of Columbia - $43,960 a year

  • New York - $44,630 a year

  • Alaska - $43,270 a year

  • Washington - $42,530 a year

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