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Phlebotomist

30 Interview Questions & Answers

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Heather Douglass
Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates, specifically in the health care industry.
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At what point would you ask a co-worker or supervisor to help you with a blood draw?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
How do you handle stressful situations?
Do you anticipate any changes in your life within the next 12-24 months that may cause you to have to relocate or leave this job?
Can you think of a time that you had a disagreement with a boss or co-worker, and if so, how was it resolved?
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What is an ANA used for?
What is the purpose of a platelet aggregation test and what color tube would you use to collect the specimen?
What is PKU and when is it normally diagnosed?
What is an HIV test window?
What are some ways to avoid mistakes when drawing blood?
Do you have a preference of what age group you like to work with when performing a venipunctures?
What do you think are some characteristics of a good phlebotomist?
What is something that scares you about being a phlebotomist?
If you a drawing blood and using a light blue top specimen collection tube, what kind of test is being performed and what are some things one should know about using this tube/performing this test?
How would you deal with an angry patient, and why?
What makes you think you will be successful at our organization?
Give two examples of collection tubes and what type of tests they are used for.
What is a CMP?
Do you feel you are capable of being a good team player?
What are some things you think people notice about your personality?
What would you describe as your biggest weakness?
Why did you choose a career as a phlebotomy?
What is an A1C test used for and what do the different results indicate?
Why is a discard tube necessary when drawing a light blue top?
Why would a prothrombin time be ordered?
What are some things to consider when drawing blood from a pediatric patient?
What are some issues that you can think of that may hinder drawing blood in a geriatric patient?
When a venipuncture is performed, if there is no blood or the blood flow stops, what are some steps a phlebotomist may take to remedy this situation?
What tests would you anticipate being done to check a patient's kidney function?
What are some possible risks associated with drawing blood from a neonate?
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