UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PHLEBOTOMIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

6394 (Classified Non Union)
8394 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Perform phlebotomy on patients to obtain laboratory specimens.

BASIC FUNCTION

Collect blood specimens and perform simple laboratory procedures.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, following established standards and practices, collect blood from patients; instruct patients in the procedure for the collection of specimens.

TYPICAL WORK

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;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

High school graduation AND completion of a phlebotomy course

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement

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

New Class: 2-7-92
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05