phlebotomist resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

  • Sharps disposal
  • Donor screening
  • Medical records maintenance
  • Data entry
  • Tracking specimens
  • Stress management
  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Quality control
  • Drawing blood
  • Biohazard waste disposal
  • Proper storage procedures
  • Computer skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Organization
  • Multitasking
  • Problem resolution
  • Flexible schedule
Education and Training
Era High School Era, TX , Expected in 05/1986 High School Diploma : - GPA :
University Of Arkansas - Phlebotomist
Russellville, AR, 06/2018 - Current
  • Located veins suitable for puncture to draw blood using sterilized needles, vials and other equipment.
  • Identified patients using proper procedures prior to specimen collection.
  • Maintained fully-stocked phlebotomy cart, carrier and station.
  • Delivered quality patient care by completing accurate and timely collection and transport of clinical specimens according to established procedures.
  • Promoted blood specimen integrity for laboratory testing using accurate selection of collection tubes and correct technique.
  • Obtained blood samples for medical testing and transfusion through venipuncture or capillary puncture.
  • Centrifuged blood specimens in test tubes and capillary tubes to separate cells and sediment from blood serum.
  • Transported specimens following established protocol for temperature and light.
  • Conducted various blood tests and updated results into paper and electronic charts.
  • Upheld donor confidentiality throughout intake and collection process.
  • Verified collection orders and communicated discrepancies to nurses.
  • Observed patient for unusual reactions or events to take appropriate action under established guidelines.
  • Collected specimens for drug screens, paternity tests and alcohol tests.
  • Obtained variety of blood samples through venipuncture or capillary puncture using syringes, butterfly needles and straight needles.
  • Labeled blood vials with critical information like time of collection, date and patient name.
  • Compiled and submitted data for demographic research.
  • Processed client payments and collected appropriate billing information.
  • Counseled patients to ease fears, explain procedures and enhance cooperation during blood draws.
  • Interacted with patients to gather and record data prior to blood draws.
  • Identified best veins for intravenous lines and blood draws, avoiding unnecessary pokes.
  • Collected specimen samples and transported to laboratory for processing.
  • Mentored newly hired medical personnel in phlebotomy techniques and protocols.
  • Input medical and insurance information into database for inclusion in patient records.
  • Coordinated workflow based on stat, schedule, or outpatient needs.
  • Used heel and finger stick methods to obtain blood from capillaries.
Tower Health - Medical Assistant
Gilbertsville, PA, 06/1999 - 06/2018
  • Measured vital signs and took medical histories to prepare patients for examination.
  • Relayed messages from patients to physicians about concerns, condition updates or refill requests to facilitate treatment.
  • Scheduled appointments for patients via phone and in person.
  • Prepared treatment rooms for patients by cleaning surfaces and restocking supplies.
  • Responded to patient callbacks and phone-in prescription refill requests.
  • Cleaned and maintained medical equipment following procedures and standards.
  • Documented notes during patient visits.
  • Organized charts, documents and supplies to maintain team productivity.
  • Interviewed and engaged patients to obtain medical history, chief complaints and vital signs.
  • Secured patient information and maintained patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records.
  • Educated patients about medications, procedures and physician's instructions.
  • Participated in team meetings to improve workflows and contribute to improving patient population outcomes.
  • Assessed, documented and monitored vital signs for patients within outpatient setting.
  • Contacted pharmacies to submit and refill patients' prescriptions.
  • Assisted with diagnostic testing by collecting and packaging biological specimens for internal and laboratory analysis.
  • Labeled and completed lab requisitions using ICD and CPT coding.
  • Collaborated with local pharmacies to resolve and clarify issues with patient medication.
  • Incorporated outside records into charts and EHR.
  • Conducted insurance verification and pre-certification and pre-authorization functions.
  • Maintained inventory, vaccination and product expiration logs to record updated documentation for tracking purposes.
  • Followed principles of asepsis and infection control to meet patient safety guidelines.
  • Performed preliminary physical tests to accurately record results in patient history summary.
Kelsey Seybold Clinic - Optometric Assistant
Kingwood, TX, 06/1995 - 06/1999
  • Assisted with visual field testing, ocular photography, optical coherence tomography and pre-exam data collection.
  • Posted refractor receipts, entered data into spreadsheets and alphabetized folders and invoices.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Shadowed experienced staff and optometrist to observe daily tasks.
  • Calibrated ophthalmologic equipment and performed proper disinfection to maintain working order.

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School Attended

  • Era High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Optometric Assistant


  • High School Diploma

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