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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 321G
Category: Health Care


Supervise phlebotomy staff in performing human venipuncture; collect blood specimens and perform simple laboratory procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, train new employees, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action. 

Under general direction, supervise staff collecting laboratory specimens from patients.

Typical Work

Coordinate use of equipment and facilities by phlebotomy staff; 

Monitor blood drawing procedures and assure compliance with department policies and procedures for quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control, and comply with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies; 

Direct recordkeeping and data collection; 

Assist in gathering information in preparation of budgets; 

May prepare costs analyses of equipment and procedures; 

Perform the work of a Phlebotomist; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Obtain state of Washington certification as a Health Care Assistant Level A within sixty days of employment date.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation




Two years of experience as a phlebotomist




Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted February 7, 1992.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6396), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007.