Clinical Support - Phlebotomist

  • Department Phlebotomy Department
  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 05/10/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-SPH-936
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 20 hours per week

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our Phlebotomy Team at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with occasional working at one of our other sites - The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury, Whitchurch Community Hospital Whitchurch and the new Clinical Diagnostics Centre based at Hollinswood house Telford, working on Wards, Outpatients and in the community.

We are advertising for a part time post working 20 hours over 7 days at any of the phlebotomy locations, primarily The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Monday-Friday, 4 hours per day between Phlebotomy operating hours, following a rotational Rota for weekends and bank holidays.

Phlebotomy operating hours currently are: 08:00-17:00 Monday-Friday 08:00-12:00 noon Saturday's, Sunday's and bank holidays. These hours are currently under review and could be subject to change in the future.                 

The successful candidates must have experience in venepuncture, 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. 

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

Main duties of the job

  • Collection of blood samples by venepuncture from adults in community, wards, and outpatient
  • Collection of blood samples by venepuncture from children age 12 months to 18 Years
  • Recording and labelling of samples
  • Collection of relevant statistics
  • Delivery of samples to the laboratory by hand, via the hospital vacuum air tube system, by portering staff and transport systems
  • Understand and apply health and safety, clinical risk management and quality control responsibilities, as these relate to the performance of your duties.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy working environment.
  • Midday, morning, or afternoon shifts- including weekends and Bank/Public holidays are allocated on a rota basis across the whole team.
  • There is occasional expectation to cover periods of absence by other members of the team.
  • Through appraisal and liaison with the phlebotomy trainers, continually maintain and update skills, maintaining a personal record of achievement.

Working for your 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, outpatients and community  across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

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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