A phlebotomist collects the blood samples and body fluids from community patients for laboratory testing. On the job training is provided where non-qualified staff are working towards a Qualified Phlebotomist Technician Certificate from day one of work. Phlebotomists work with patients on a daily basis so you will need to have a caring nature with excellent attention to detail.
To achieve a Qualified Phlebotomist Technician Certificate, candidates must do the following:
Upon completion of two years (4,000 hours) continuous or accumulated practical experience in the subject, and successful completion of the logbook and a pass grade in the written QPT examination, the QPT certificate will be awarded
Our Collection Centres are split up into three different regions to mirror the three different District Health Boards:
As a Phlebotomist for Labtests you are employed to work within one of these three regions. You could work in any of the Collection Centres for that region or on the road as part of our mobile/home visiting team looking after those patients who can't get to a collection centre in that area.
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