State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Class Series Concept
Perform phlebotomy on patients to obtain laboratory specimens.
Collect blood specimens and perform simple laboratory procedures.
Under general supervision, following established standards and practices, collect blood from patients; instruct patients in the procedure for the collection of specimens.
Prepare patient and collection equipment according to established procedures for blood collection; verify patient identification;
Instruct patients in the procedure for collecting urine and stool specimens;
Assist with inventory and ordering of supplies;
Perform simple laboratory procedures such as bleeding time, whole blood prothrombin time, whole blood glucose determinations and setting up bacterial cultures; calibrate and perform preventive maintenance to laboratory instruments;
Maintain required records, reports and statistics;
Assist in the orientation and training of students and new employees;
Obtain state of
High school graduation
Completion of a phlebotomy course
Class Specification History
New Class: 2-7-92
Revised new class code: (formerly 6394) effective July 1, 2007.