The Phlebotomist’s Resume: How to Write a Resume for the Phlebotomist’s Position
The best technique for a good resume is to make it easy to find your contact information, and simple to read. One page is sufficient. Write the most important things first, like your email, phone, your name and your credentials. You want them to hire you so you want them to like the fact that you didn’t make them work too hard to figure you out.
The most desirable phlebotomists are those with:
- clinical skills
- accreditations (certifications)
- great references
Try to emphasize those attributes in that order and you will do fine.
The Step By Step Plan:
Start with a plan. There are resume templates available on the web and within most word processing programs. If you want a truly professional-looking resume, consider using a resume-creating service like My Perfect Resume. They create professional-looking templates to help make your resume look clean and professional.
Tips For Creating a Resume:
Avoid a lot of fancy edging and background distractions. Colored paper might be overdoing things too. Save all the cool looking stuff for party invitations or Christmas cards. Good quality, white, hard stock paper is the best, with clear, correct typeset. Make sure you proofread your resume, especially if someone else writes it for you. Don’t take for granted that you name is correct. Look twice at everything!
Experience & Clinical Skills:
List your job history here in descending order, beginning with your most current job. Write short descriptions of your responsibilities, including clinical experience and anything you might do that stands out among others, for example venipuncture in children or the elderly. A skill that you have that is exceptional or stands out from your colleagues is important to list here. Leave obvious spaces between each job, list the dates, at least years you were employed there. If you left on good terms, great! Ask for a reference and list them at the bottom. DO NOT list a reference without asking the person first. If you left on something less than good terms, don’t try to explain why or draw attention to the issue. Hopefully it doesn’t come up. If it does, be honest. That will always pay off and you’ll probably get the job anyway. If you’re not honest, they’ll find out sooner or later and you’ll lose your employers trust and respect along with possibly getting fired.
List what kind of certifications you have and where you were awarded them.
Organize your education history the same way you did your experience. In descending order and make sure you list all your schools. Phlebotomy and otherwise. High school education too with the name and location of the school as well as your graduation date.
Ideally, you should have about 3 different people, not family, that can speak or write about your ability as a phlebotomist. As mentioned about, make sure you ask them first! Next to their name, list their occupation and a way to contact them. Best is a phone number and address. The people you want as references are normally your previous employers, teachers or lecturers, or other staff members with whom you worked. Friends and family don’t really make credible references to a new employer.
Phlebotomy Resume Examples:
The pages below are two resume examples that you might find helpful. They are only illustrations of what you might see out there and you can certainly improve upon your own presentation. The first resume is an example of a resume with an accredited phlebotomist. The second resume does not have accreditation, but has a great deal of practical experience. Just follow the steps above, proof read it two or three times and ask someone you know to look at it too. It always helps to have a second opinion. Good luck!
Resume Example #1:
Jane Doe, Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Certified Phlebotomy Technician – Temporary Work
Email: Jane.Doe@aol.com, home phone: 555-478-9012
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Certified Phlebotomy Technician – Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX -, 2012-present
Certified Patient Care Technician
Jersey Shore Medical Center – Trenton, NJ – 2010 to 2012
• Performed Phlebotomy on all hospital staff
• Demonstrated proficiency in drawing blood by performing venipuncture to patients and preparing order of draw.
• Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all facilities, exam rooms and equipment.
California Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Lab techniques – Palm Desert, CA – October 2007 to November 2010
• I took patient blood samples in a safe, sanitary manner for diagnostic testing as a certified phlebotomist.
• Assisted patients with A.M. care, take vital signs, prep for procedures, draw blood
• I collected specimens for all ages from pediatric to geriatric patients.
• Label, centrifuge, split and freeze specimens as required by the test order
• Helped implement hospital quality assurance and control program. Efforts ensured compliance
• Reacted calmly and effectively in emergencies, and added the personal, caring touch that immediately put patients at ease.
CA STATE Licensed CPTI in Phlebotomy
CNEI – Palm Desert, CA
2012 to 2013
Hillsborough Valley High School – Trenton, NJ
1994 to 1997
Dr. James R. Mulroney, supervisor Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX 555-367-8898
Mrs Elaine S. Gill, nurse practitioner, Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX 55-756-2928
Resume Example #2:
Pheonix, AZ –
Email: Mary.email@example.com cell phone: 555-999-2323
University of Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ – November 2014 to Present
Customer Service, Phlebotomy
Hudson Primary School – Phoenix, AZ – 2013 to 2014
Answer phones, vitals, administer meds, vision hearing screens, filing
Front/back office manager
Healthwise pediatrics – Phoenix, AZ – 2009 to 2010
Check patients in/out, collect co-payments, answer phones, EMR system, vitals, lab results, injections, blood
draws, catheters, splints, wound care
Glendale Medical – Glendale, AZ – 2008 to 2009
Answer phones, order supplies, write/call prescriptions, medical records, lab results, injections, blood draws,
ekg’s, pft’s, digital retinal photos, vitals, assist doctor with procedures
Scottsdale Children’s Hospital – Scottsdale, AZ – 2007 to 2008
Vitals, lab results, injections, svn treatments, prepare patients for procedures
Sun City pediatrics – Sun City, AZ – 2005 to 2007
Vitals, lab results, injections, prepare patients for procedures,
ABIT – Phoenix, AZ
2003 to 2003
Dr. Jane Rutlage, supervisor University of Scottsdale 555-435-8766
Dr. John W. James supervisor Glendale Medical. 555-878-2356