What is Phlebotomist?
The procedure itself is known as a venipuncture, which is also used for intravenous therapy. A person who performs a phlebotomy is called a phlebotomist, although most doctors, nurses, and other technicians can also carry out a phlebotomy.
Provides Phlebotomy services to the practice population(s).
Supported by the Nursing Team within the practice, delivering a phlebotomy service within the boundaries of their role and in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols.
Responsible for the phlebotomy service delivered, demonstrating critical thinking and skills in phlebotomy, within the parameters of their qualifications and role requirements.
They will focus upon providing a safe phlebotomy service, supporting patients, taking routine blood tests from different age groups, as requested by clinicians, maintaining clinically accurate records, and managing own phlebotomy clinics.
They will work collaboratively with the General Practice team to meet the needs of patients and support the delivery of policy and procedures and providing phlebotomy guidance as required.
There are no set entry requirements to become a trainee phlebotomist. Employers usually ask for at least two GCSEs or equivalent. They may ask for a BTEC or equivalent vocational qualification in health and social care or healthcare.
Employers often ask for relevant work experience. Even where this is not specified, it would be an advantage if you have worked in health or social care, in either paid or voluntary work.