|West Coast Phlebotomy Inc. is a professional training school where you will
acquire the skills to join the medical profession by becoming a Certified
Phlebotomy Technician. Phlebotomist's are in high demand nationwide. You can
be on your way to a new career or update your skills in just six weeks.
|Phlebotomy and Phlebotomist
The phlebotomist is trained to collect blood samples for laboratory analysis from pediatric and adult
patients in a clinical environment, such as a doctor's office, or a hospital reference lab. Some
phlebotomists work independently and travel to collect blood samples from people who are at
home, such as those who receive home health care, or people who applied for Life/Health insurance
and a blood sample is requested. To be proficient phlebotomists must know human anatomy,
master technical and communication skills with people of all ages, know laboratory safety rules, and
adhere to all CLSI and CDC recommendations and OSHA requirements.
After the phlebotomist collects the blood specimen into the various types of collection tubes it is
their responsibility to transport them to the location where they are processed and analyzed. In
most cases the samples are forwarded to an independent reference laboratory where laboratory
technicians perform the analysis and report their findings back to the physician who ordered the
tests, but in some cases it may be the phlebotomist who performs certain manual tests or operates
automated analyzers to process the blood.
Phlebotomist's usually work under the direct supervision of a Lab Manager,Physician, a Medical
Laboratory Scientist, or a lead phlebotomist. Phlebotomist's are also called Clinical Laboratory
Unit 1. Patient Care and Professionalism
Unit 2. Infection Control and OSHA rules
Unit 3. Medical Terminology
Unit 4. Understanding HIV/AIDS
Unit 5. Medical Law and Ethics
Unit 6. Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 7. PhlebotomySkills
Licensed by the Oregon
Department of Education
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|West Coast Phlebotomy Inc.
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West Coast Phlebotomy Certificate Program
Applicants for the Phlebotomy Program must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the school. A pre enrollment interview is
Phlebotomist's are essential members of the health care delivery team who are primarily responsible for collecting blood specimens from
patients for laboratory testing. Qualified phlebotomist's may be employed in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, doctors' offices,
clinics, emergency rooms, blood donor centers and many other medical facilities.
Classroom/ laboratory training is approximately 6 weeks in length. Lecture and laboratory experience will be provided at the school.
Fine motor skills and mobility are required to successfully perform in most clinical facilities: drawing patient's blood in the inpatient and
outpatient settings, processing specimens including operating mechanical and computerized equipment, and performing clerical duties.
Excellent communication skills are critical in dealing with patients, clients, physicians, nurses, and other health care workers.
Internships are limited and offered as sites become available. Students are not automatically enrolled or considered to be eligible for
the internship program. Students must meet certain criteria to be considered for any internship.(School has list of criteria) Students must
have complete documentation of immunization records, TB testing, criminal background check drug screen and liability insurance
coverage for an internship. (School has information and check lists for these). Students must meet certain criteria to be considered for
any internships. Students who participate in the internship must be available on a full-time basis for three 40-hour weeks. There are no
evening or weekend internships. (Internships are on a volunteer basis).
Students who participate in the internship program must successfully complete the internship to receive a certificate of completion from
the school. Students have the option to complete the phlebotomy program without the internship portion and upon successful completion
at the end of the six weeks will graduate and receive their certificate of completion. Background checks and drug screening will not be
required if not applying for the internship program.
Students who successfully complete this phlebotomy program are eligible for employment at independent labs, hospitals, clinics, various
other medical facilities and after meeting the criteria are eligible to sit for a national certification examination. This program is not a
guarantee of an internship or employment.
Health, Character and Technical Standards
WCPI must ensure that patients/clients are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in the
phlebotomy program as well as internships must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties, and
changing circumstances that characterize patient/ client care responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional
stability to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member and establish rapport and
maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, patients/clients and their families.
WCPI believes patient and student safety is of utmost importance. Therefore, if the instructor believes that actions demonstrated by a
student in class or on internship jeopardize either the student’s own safety or patient safety, that student will be dismissed from the
Applicants must be in good physical and mental health to qualify for positions in the health care field. Standards have been established to
provide guidance to students as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in the program and ultimately in the phlebotomy
Phlebotomy students must:
1. Demonstrate reading, writing, and listening comprehension competencies in the English language as well as the ability to speak
English clearly and correctly.
2. Have sufficient hearing to assess patient needs and to understand instructions and identify emergency signals.
3. Have sufficient visual acuity to observe patients, and interpret data; visual acuity sufficient to ensure a safe environment, identify color
changes, read fine print/writing and calculate fine calibrations.
4. Have sufficient speech and language ability to express, comprehend, and exchange information and ideas in English verbally, non-
verbally, and in writing, and to interact clearly and logically with patients, family members, physicians, peers and other ancillary medical
5. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, to respond appropriately in emergencies or unexpected situations and to cope with variations
in workload and stress levels.
6. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
7. Sufficient emotional intelligence to exhibit empathy and compassion, to maintain productive relationships in the classroom and clinical
settings, and to integrate direction, instruction, and constructive criticism into behavior.
8. Criminal background checks are required of all students prior to entering the clinical internship setting. Drug screening is also required.
No students will be exempt from either process. Cost to be incurred by student.
9. Current immunizations
Student Grievance Policy: Students aggrieved by the actions of the school should attempt to resolve these issues with the appropriate
school officials. If this procedure fails, and if the allegation asserts that the school has violated an Oregon Law, students may contact the
Higher Education Coordinating Commission