I Absolutely love being a Phleb, I don't enjoy doing the car run though, unfortunately being qualified means having to do it, I also don't enjoy having to move to other labs, as I love and know My patients, but moving around is helpful when first learning, as you have different cultures in each area, which means different body types, language barriers, and protocol, and that's all part of our job.
I really enjoy my patient interaction, and the fact that I have patients ask only for me, means they trust and appreciate me too.
I love working as a team, am always happy to help out a fellow team member, and am happy to ask help of them when needed too. My average day is above labtests expectations (numbers wise) and although I will stop to have a chat now and then with team mates, the patients are always seen as soon as I can.
I did my training within labtests, have my current first aid cert with A1 as per labtests policy, and am keen to learn more specialised tests.
The hardest part of my job is reading Doctors writing/scrawl
Paid uniform laundering, training all done within labtests
Car nursing and being moved to other labs