Finding employment full and part time is available for all who have their certification in phlebotomy. If you have a schedule that does not permit you to work a full-time schedule either because of family needs to because you are still in school then you may wish to look into part-time employment. A common misconception is that if you are only going to be working part-time then it does not require you to have the same level of experience as someone who is able to work a full-time schedule. Below you will find information on working as a professional phlebotomist part time.
What Are the Job Requirements?
When you are making your rounds applying for a position at a hospital, they tend to hire phlebotomists that have had some type of previous experience. If you trained at a hospital then that hospital would be more inclined to hire you then they would someone coming in to their facility for the first time. So in looking for a job this may be the best place for you to start. It should also be noted that before your training if there is a hospital you would like to work at you should start your training there. Not all programs may be accepted so it is important to pay close attention to the job ad and if it is not specified in the ad, contact the hospitals HR department to get this information.
What Type of Hours Do Part Time Phlebotomists Work?
If you are flexible in your hours then there are a number of hospitals that will see you as a desirable candidate. If you are employed at the hospital part time you may have to work around 20 hours to 30 hours a week. It is important to note that this may change weekly depending on their need.
What Type of Duties do Phlebotomists do?
Just as if you were working full time as phlebotomist you would be performing the same type of duties while working part time. These duties also include working with patients by taking blood samples also known as venipuncture. It is important while working as phlebotomist to realize that you will be working with patients that may find it difficult to get a shot or small children. Depending on where you work you may have to work with patients that show signs of mental instability. Lastly, the main thing to remember is that regardless of full time or part time status you will have the same amount of work as a full time employee. The only difference is that you will be working less.