I would like to know about jobs for cna's that can draw blood?

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    i live on long island in new york and i have experience drawing blood can that skill be utilized in the cna setting .would i make more money or will i be used ? and what hospitals or nursing home will hire me. Oh i really would like answer from people in NEW YORK.because that is where i live and i found out that 3 local hospital near me do they just change the name .i haven't even taken my cna class yet but i have 7 yrs experince drawing blood i'm just tryna see how i can utilize all my skills into a cna job and become better so when i take my lpn i'll be in there like swimwear wit knowlegde andskills
    Last edit by nymia78 on Oct 12, '07
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    In all of the facilities where I have been employed, the CNAs are not responsible for blood draws and venipuncture. Either the licensed nurses (LVN or RN) draw blood, or the lab comes out to do all of the sticks and blood draws.
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    You might look at ER Tech positions. Many ER Tech openings are for EMT's or paramedics, but sometimes they accept CNA's as well - and often the techs are trained to draw blood.
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    Check around at your local hospitals and ask if CNAs draw blood. I only know of one hospital in my area where CNAs draw blood and that's just for stat labs.
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    Drawing blood is not in the scope of practice for a CNA. As the other posters stated, if you are employed as a TECH such as in an ER, you can be delegated other activites, and I suppose in some hospitals that could entail drawing blood.
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    Quote from shannon88
    Drawing blood is not in the scope of practice for a CNA. As the other posters stated, if you are employed as a TECH such as in an ER, you can be delegated other activites, and I suppose in some hospitals that could entail drawing blood.

    I work in AZ and our CNA's do all of our blood draws/sticks. The RN's do IV's but CNA's do the sticks. It was very surprising to me to when I moved here.
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    I live in New York. Patient Care Associates are able to draw blood and do EKGs in the hospitals out here. Most times, they have been trained as CNAs and took an additional course in phlebotomy. If you already have the certification, then, you may luck out by applying at these hospitals and producing your phlebotomy certificate. Elmhurst Hospital, Queens Hospital Kings, County Hospital, these are all under Health and Hospital Corporation...civil service positions. Good luck!
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    Hi, I'm a new CNA/PCT. Well I finished 3 months ago, but haven't worked as one yet. I was just offered a job at the local hospital (Chicago area) & drawing blood is w/in the PCT's scope here. Thankfully I am proficient at sticking thanks to an awesome 6 month phleb course. I feel so much more at ease know exactly how to stick as opposed to a crash-course & a Hail Mary. lol.
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    When I was a CNA in Tn the techs drew all the labs, most of the nurses were really bad at drawing blood because they hardly ever did it. It was scary because all the training I had was another CNA showing me how to do the sticks.
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    i'm very good at drawing blood i can draw my own and i used to work for quest labs for a year so i hope a hospital here on long island, new york will hire for the additional skills i have


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