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Phlebotomist

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
Contact Cares, Integrated Health and Social Care Team
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Will include weekend working.)
Job ref
409-3230065-B
Site
Whiston Hospital
Town
Prescot
Salary
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
22/10/2021 23:59
Interview date
10/11/2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has become available to join our Integrated Health and Social Hospital Avoidance Team, Contact Cares.

St. Helens and Knowsley NHS Teaching Hospitals are looking to recruit 2 experienced, compassionate, highly motivated, skilled and committed community phlebotomists to join our Heath and Social Care integrated Team. 

This phlebotomy service will collect urgent blood samples from patients in a skilled, safe and timely manner from a variety of referral sources.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to an Intermediate Care Setting and  patients own homes across St. Helens. This will be on a rota basis, with weekend working.  2 Posts available 37.5 hours per week over 5 days.

Requests will be for unplanned hospital avoidance bloods and therefore may be unplanned. We are a response service.

Transport samples to the agreed Laboratory reception within an agreed time frame.

To actively participate in team meetings and to inform effectively on shift handover.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of a team but to also act autonomously within the clinical/ community setting.
  • Promote good public relations with patients.
  • Responsible for personal effective time management and organisational skills. Work without direct supervision reporting to the Clinical Team Manager.
  • Responsible for taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others.
  • Safe collection of routine/urgent venous blood samples from patients as requested by a number of professionals including doctor’s and\or nurses in line with Trust Policy.
  • Prepare blood samples for transport ensuring stability and safety. To make informed decisions relating to patient care and safety. To comply with identified operational procedures regarding blood sample collection. 
  • To ensure that own phlebotomy equipment is cleaned thoroughly and restocked with consumables by completion of duty. 
  • To work within the domiciliary service and in the Intermediate Care Setting around the Borough of St. Helens. 

Interview Date: 10th November 2021

Working for our organisation

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To manage own patient list.
  • To work as part of a team but to also act autonomously within the clinical/ community setting.
  • Promote good public relations with patients.
  • Accountable for own actions.
  • Responsible for personal effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Work without direct supervision reporting to the. Clinical Team Manager
  • Responsible for taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others.
  • Work unsupervised.
  • Report accidents or incidents (to patients or self) which occur whilst on duty to the care manager.
  • Complete appropriate forms as soon as possible and participate in any investigations as necessary.
  • Report any complaints to the Shift Coordinator and participate in any investigation as necessary
  • Safe collection of routine/urgent venous blood samples from patients as requested by a number of professionals including doctor’s and\or nurses in line with Trust Policy.
  • Prepare blood samples for transport ensuring stability and safety.
  • To make informed decisions relating to patient care and safety.
  • To comply with identified operational procedures regarding blood sample collection.
  • To adhere to the Trust’s Health and Safety at Work Policy.
  • To ensure that own phlebotomy equipment is cleaned thoroughly and restocked with consumables by completion of duty
  • Act as a positive role model presenting a professional appearance by ensuring uniform is worn correctly, it is clean and tidy and the dress code policy is adhered to.
  • To work in all Phlebotomy clinic’s and within the domiciliary service and in the Intermediate Care Setting around the Borough of St. Helens
  • Maintain high level of competency in all required techniques

For full job description please see attached documentation.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2 or be willing to study towards
  • Educated to GCSE level in English and Maths/equivalent qualification/ Experience

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates an ability to be able to pass the phlebotomy competency assessment
  • Previous Phlebotomy Experience
  • Must have the ability to put patients at ease and remain calm in an emergency situation
  • Ability to work as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Full understanding of the role of a phlebotomist
  • Have previous experience working with the general public on a one to one basis
  • Previous experience working in a healthcare setting

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good interpersonal skills and flexible approach to work
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and willing to learn new skills

Other

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel to various Hospital, clinic and domiciliary locations by own car/assisted driver
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Karen Ryder
Job title
Clinical Team Manager
Email address
karen.ryder@sthk.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07831598826