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Jennifer Williams, MS, CMA (AAMA), Program Director and Advisor
jwilliams@laniertech.edu
770-533-6963
Kimberly Canupp, BSN, Instructor
kcanupp@laniertech.edu
Christina Cantrell, Phlebotomy Advisor
ccantrell@laniertech.edu
678-341-6623

Phlebotomy
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  The Phlebotomy Technician program trains students to draw and process blood specimens. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with medical lab technicians in hospitals or other healthcare organizations. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice.

The Phlebotomy Technician program takes approximately 2 semesters to complete. Upon completion of the program, students may sit for the Registered Phlebotomy Technician exam with the American Medical Technologists.

Students are required to submit proof of immunizations, complete a background check (cost approximately $48.50), and maintain an account in ACEMAPP (cost $50.00) prior to starting a clinical rotation.

 
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Significant Points [+]

  • Students complete a 5 week, 188 hour clinical rotation in a laboratory or hospital setting during the last semester.
  • The Phlebotomy program takes approximately 2 semesters to complete.
  • Students are required to submit proof of immunizations, complete a background check (cost approximately $48.50), and maintain an account in ACEMAPP (cost $50.00) prior to starting a clinical rotation.



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    Nature of the Work [+]

    Phlebotomists match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes, draw blood in a variety of manners, and properly dispose both sharps and any biohazard material. They may also collect fluid or tissue samples using appropriate collection procedures, or collect specimens at time intervals for a variety of tests. They will also work with computers to enter patient information, test data/results, and/or billing information.


    Work Environment [+]

    Phlebotomy Technicians typically work in a hospital lab or other healthcare organizations.


    Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement [+]

    Knowledge
    • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    Skills
    • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    Abilities
    • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Work Activities
    • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.






    Job Outlook [+]

    Projected growth for phlebotomist is much faster than average (15% or higher). Projected job openings between 2016-2026 is approximately 16,900.



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