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Sample phlebotomist job description

At [Company X], we’re committed to providing a superior health care experience to all our patients. We are seeking a phlebotomist to draw blood from patients and blood donors with care and safety in mind. The phlebotomist will ensure patients are physically and mentally comfortable throughout the process. They will label patient blood for testing and processing purposes, and leverage their technical skills to record patient information into [Company X]’s electronic health record. After the procedure, they will clean and sanitize their work space to prepare for the next patient.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide patients with positive, memorable stays
  • Develop positive brand awareness of our organization by providing excellent patient experiences
  • Refine efficiency of our phlebotomy processes
  • Accumulate blood samples to be used for research and testing purposes
  • Advance our understanding of the circulatory system and the human body
  • Contribute to a positive, welcoming medical environment


  • Keep patients informed of blood-drawing procedures and answer their questions
  • Draw patient and donor blood safely and comfortably by employing correct phlebotomy methods
  • Properly archive blood samples for testing and processing
  • Record and maintain physical and digital records on fluid specimens and patient history
  • Administer blood transfusions to aid patients in need
  • Clean and sanitize workstation following patient stay

Skills and qualifications

  • Comfort with handling patient blood samples
  • Proven experience employing phlebotomy methods in a work environment
  • Ability to effectively work with and learn new medical equipment
  • Empathetic communication abilities for connecting with patients
  • Strong attention to detail for accurately drawing and recording samples
  • Effective time management skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Adept typing skills of 60+ words per minute
  • Understanding of legal requirements regarding handling patient blood and information
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the human body
  • Experience with a variety of effective venipuncture techniques
  • Verbal and written fluency in multiple languages
  • Ability to work effectively under patient scrutiny