No experience required. The UVM-Medical Center, in partnership with Vermont HITEC, will provide all of the occupational training necessary to begin work as a Certified Phlebotomist entering an apprenticeship. Full time positions are guaranteed to all participants who successfully complete the 8-week training. Living expense grants in the amount o f $2,000 are available to each selected student.
The Phlebotomist properly obtains blood specimens using venipuncture and capillary collection from patients of all ages from newborn to child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. Able to work in multiple healthcare settings such as inpatient and outpatient settings. Chooses the proper tools and techniques for each age group and situation in order to obtain optimum specimens while minimizing discomfort and hazards for the patient. Acts as frontline support in complex technological and clinical environment. Provides factual information concerning laboratory tests according to standard procedure. Organizes work to efficiently obtain specimens at optimum times. Detailed knowledge in the use of relevant computer applications including but not limited to: shared drive, Sunquest, PRISM, Atlas and internet. Serves as a liaison between the laboratory, patients, nurses, and physicians. Maintains professional demeanor when placed in stressful situations.