Travel Phlebotomist or Mobile phlebotomist job is different from a hospital or clinic environment. This job offers freedom and flexibility. Mobile Phlebotomist travels to different nursing homes and assisted living facilities to draw blood mostly from Geriatric patients.
Blood specimens are utilized to diagnose or confirm a patient’s medical condition, to determine the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents, or to measure the level of medications in the patient’s blood. Integrity of the sample is vital. The phlebotomy procedure is complex, requiring both knowledge and skill to perform. Travel phlebotomists must be knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology, be trained in all aspects of blood collection, and possess sufficient skill to perform the procedure safely
Travel Phlebotomist Duties:
-traveling to an average of 2-3 client sites a day to draw blood from patients
-logging in information to smart phone to update the company on draws
-successfully completing all paperwork associated with draws
-responsible for the labeling, centrifuging and transportation of the specimens
Travel Phlebotomist Requirements:
-must be comfortable drawing blood from the elderly
-must have a reliable transportation
-a valid driver’s license
-good driving record
-working cell phone
-willingness to travel
-be able to follow instructions closely
-have compassion for working with the elderly
-must be comfortable as working in small spaces
-excellent people skills
-must work well with others
Travel Phlebotomist Salary:
Median salaries ranged from $24,315 to $29,120.
Phlebotomists that take on traveling positions make themselves more valuable and have a higher wage than a regular phlebotomist.
What kinds of new phlebotomy certification are there?
-Limited phlebotomy technician is authorized to do skin puncture blood collection only.
-Certified phlebotomy technician I, is authorized to do venipuncture and skin punctures,
-Certified phlebotomy technician II is authorized to do venipuncture, arterial puncture and skin punctures.