A phlebotomist is responsible for drawing blood from patients. That’s the simple answer to the question of ‘What does a Phlebotomist Do.’ But there is more to it than that.
Besides drawing blood from patients and blood donors, it is the responsibility of the phlebotomist to talk with those patients and keep them calm during a procedure. Not surprisingly, having your blood drawn is not a pleasant experience. For those who are anxious, the phlebotomist will talk with them so that they are less nervous.
To keep things in order, it is also a responsibility to verify the patient’s information so that collections are properly labeled. The blood drawn must be labeled for the purposes of testing and processing. The phlebotomist will enter pertinent information into a database and is responsible for assembling and maintaining medical instruments.