Allied Health Professionals - Phlebotomy Supervisor- INTERNAL

  • Department Phlebotomy
  • Salary £20,330.00 – £21,777 per annum
  • Closing Date 01/06/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-PLS-422
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 20 hours per week (worked over 7 days in blocks of 5 hours. Can be 2x 5 hours in one day or split into 1x 5 hour shift in a day.)

Job overview

*Internal applications only*

 An opportunity has arisen for experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our Phlebotomy Team at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury and Whitchurch Community Hospital working on Wards, Outpatients and at Surgeries in the local area. 

We are advertising for One part time position of 20 hours per week, working 5 hours per day over 7 days.  This will include weekends and bank holidays worked on a rotational basis.                                      

The successful candidate must have experience as a Phlebotomist, should have excellent communication skills, be able to work under pressure with the ability to record data accurately, have an approachable nature and the ability to fulfil the travel requirements. Previous experience working as a supervisor is essential. 

Full and extensive departmental training will be given.  Shifts will vary according to service needs so flexibility is important.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will include;

Collection of blood samples by arm venepuncture in any of the above settings.
Collection of samples using the coaguchek equipment.
Undertake phlebotomy that requires special skill and experience from patients 1 year and over
Recording and labelling of samples.
Collection and recording of relevant statistics.
Delivery of samples to the laboratory: generally by hand, via the hospital vacuum air tube system, by portering staff and transport systems.

Working for our organisation

The Phlebotomy Department at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) have highly trained Phlebotomists with caring qualities and compassion for people. They have many years of experience in blood collection and cover in patients and outpatients across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. As of April 2021 there are 512,966 patients in the area.  In 2019-2020 The Phlebotomy Team at SaTH took blood samples from 279,334 patients. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Good general education up to GCSE including Maths, English and Science at grades 9 - 4 or equivalent.
NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) or the equivalent level of experience in a relevant role

Desirable criteria

ECDL or equivalent
First Aid at Work certificate


Essential criteria

Relevant experience in a general phlebotomy department
Experience in a supervisory role

Desirable criteria

Experience of Paediatric venepuncture
Experience in phlebotomy mentoring


Essential criteria

Good communication skills

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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