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You might hire a phlebotomist to:

  • Inform patients about the blood-drawing process and address any questions or concerns

  • Follow all health and safety protocols, maintaining sanitary equipment and workstations
  • Create a safe, low-stress patient experience when drawing blood

  • Properly label samples and update patient information

Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Certification in phlebotomy from an accredited program, or extensive on-site training
Good interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail
Experience working in a clinic setting
Excellent hand-eye coordination and motor skills
Empathy and the ability to uphold patient confidentiality
Experience with data entry and practice-management software
Experience working with electronic medical records (EMRs)
An understanding of health and safety protocols
Procedural and organizational skills