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Standard Functions for PBT

The following essential requirements provide descriptions of basic cognitive, sensory, affective, and psychomotor requirements for successful Phlebotomy program completion. Applicants and students who cannot meet one or more of the requirements will be considered on an individual basis in terms of whether reasonable modification/accommodation can be made. Reasonable accommodations will be examined in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as the Essential Requirements for Admission and Progression.

In order to successfully complete Phlebotomy and perform phlebotomy duties, an applicant/student must be able to meet the following Essential Observation Requirements:

  • Vision – The Phlebotomy Technician student must be able to read test order requisitions, discriminate colors, and record information.
  • Speech and Hearing – The Phlebotomy Technician student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to elicit information. The student must be able to assess non-verbal communication and must be able to transmit the information to all members of the health care team.
  • Fine Motor Functions - The Phlebotomy Technician student must manifest all the skills necessary to manipulate instruments and equipment. The student must be able to perform phlebotomy safely and accurately.
  • Psychological Stability – The Phlebotomy Technician student must demonstrate the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant's intellectual abilities. The student must be able to recognize emergency situations and be able to take the appropriate action. 

For further information, contact
Janet Cooper, Director

Wendy Hayes, Allied Health Office Coordinator