Phlebotomist Certification Program
Laboratory scientists, technologists and technicians require blood specimens
that have been obtained promptly, efficiently and safely by qualified
phlebotomists. The phlebotomist is an integral member of the health care team.
This individual must be well trained in all aspects of specimen collection and
transport. The phlebotomist must also be able to maintain high standards of
professionalism while interacting with patients and their families. To insure
quality training in phlebotomy, this eight credit hour program will present the
basics of phlebotomy in two courses.
Phlebotomist Program Essential Functions
All students must be able to perform the essential functions of
the curriculum. In addition to the general admission criteria required by the
college, phlebotomy students must be able to:
Use digital fine motor skills with both hands
continually throughout the day.
See clearly enough to read hand-written and
Work standing on their feet for the majority of
Walk to and from patient service areas of the
hospital for the majority of the day.
Help patients in and out of phlebotomy chairs
Write and speak to patients and staff
Interact appropriately with patients,
physicians, peers and supervisor.
Use good judgment to seek assistance when
Lift a minimum of 25 pounds unassisted.
Apply safety and infection control standards
learned in the program to maintain a safe and clean environment for patients
Student learning will emerge from the cognitive (intellectual), psychomotor
(physical), clinical and affective (social, emotional and ethical) elements of
the phlebotomist as defined for the entry-level practitioner by the National
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)* and the Moraine
Valley Community College Phlebotomy Program Advisory Committee. Student
learning will occur within an intellectual atmosphere that promotes continuing
education as part of professional dedication and lifelong learning and within
an ethical framework for student conduct in both the classroom and clinical