Phlebotomy Training Program
Phlebotomists need good interpersonal skills and a focused, professional attitude. In addition to taking patient blood samples, you might find yourself performing clerical tasks, maintaining equipment or doing lab work in this fast-growing career. Phlebotomy Training at IMBC will take you from classroom to career.
As a phlebotomist, you will primarily be drawing blood samples from patients to test for illness and health conditions. Depending on where you work, you may also be entering patient, specimen and insurance information into billing systems; organizing blood-drawing trays; and taking inventories of and sterilizing equipment.
While training to be a phlebotomist at IMBC Pittsburgh, you will take courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Medical Law and Ethics as well as receive in-depth, hands on experience in our fully equipped school labs.
We will give you the Phlebotomy training skills you need to be accurate and professional, and to maintain confidentiality and good communication in the workplace. IMBC also teaches interviewing skills, human relations, resume preparation, team building, professional appearance and behavior, workplace dynamics and ethics, and development of good work habits – all to help you find a keep a job.
Our phlebotomy training internship program will bring all of your classroom and laboratory experience together, and let you practice your skills in a medical setting with professional supervision. Before beginning an internship, you will be required to have a physical, and obtain proof that all of your immunizations are current. Some medical internship sites may require a criminal background check.
After completing our phlebotomy program, you will be fully prepared to take one of the certification exams necessary to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) or the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT). Certification Exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills and abilities in the specialized field of study.