People who wish to pursue phlebotomy can increase the chances of landing at a better job by becoming a donor phlebotomy technician. American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Board of Certification says that donor phlebotomy technician are paid better and their working hours are more flexible as compared to a hospital’s.
What Does It Take To Be A Donor Phlebotomy Technician?
According to the ASCP all medical technicians are problem solvers that like to take responsibility and love challenging work. Furthermore they should be able to finish a task efficiently, be accurate, punctual and should work well under pressure. Other than this they should have excellent communication skills since they will be constant contact with the patients. They should be well aware of the ethical guidelines associated with the field and should carry all the procedures with extreme caution. A donor phlebotomy technician can carry a DPT (ASCP) designation after their name according to the ASCP.
Skills Needed to Be A Donor Phlebotomy Technician
Technicians are expected to be extremely skilled at their job and should carefully follow the procedure of collecting, handling and taking blood samples to the lab. There are recommended guidelines by the DPT that every technician is expected to follow. This includes:
• Collection, handling and transportation of specimen
• Troubleshooting and operation of instruments
• Recording of documentation and Reporting of results
• Monitoring of quality
• Computer applications
• Safety requirements
In order to become a donor phlebotomy technician the minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or a GED with sufficient working experience and training. Scholarships are provided to students by Dade Behring, Inc. and ASCP to deserving students who are a part of training programs. The candidates who are selected for scholarships are chosen because of their community activities, personal goals, leadership abilities, academic achievement and recommendations.