Here are some facts you should know to have an excellent and successful phlebotomist career.
· Have an excellent Analytical Skills
· Good at getting Attention to detail
· Compassion to work
· Ability to give good directions
· Have a gentle touch
· Bedside manner or have a friendly nature
· Have a good listening skills
· Has enough stamina or endurance
· Has the ability to organize things
· Knows how to manage a team
Having these qualities will surely lead you to have a successful phlebotomy career as a technician. On the other hand, those qualities are not easy to have. Some of them can be obtain through learning from your school and some are just natural skills. Phlebotomist is not just concentrating on taking blood, there are important factors that you need to consider when it comes to the job of a phlebotomist.
Let me give you the important duties of a phlebotomist. First of all preventing compromised samples and also an error or injuries when in the process of drawing blood is very important. Also phlebotomy technician is doing the duties of indentifying patients, labelling of collection tubes, giving directions, handling or using tubes and any other collection device. Also looking or accessing of blood vessels in the correct order, processing of blood samples, recording all the information and store the sample without even knowing the samples that you are dealing with. In addition, phlebotomy tech have the duty of making the patients feel more comfortable whenever they are in a stressful situation and most importantly able to work with a long hours. These duties are the main reason why those top quality skill mentioned above are very important for being a phlebotomist.
On the other hand, there are still a lot of skills that a phlebotomy tech should have that are not mentioned above. Some of those skills are, being able to deal with those people that are in a different psychological shape, knows how to properly positioning of patients, capable of taking patients medications on consideration and more. Being a phlebotomy technician is not easy, however it said to be one of the most exciting career in the health field.