Bank- Phlebotomists

This post will provide a venepuncture service to Patients and Service Users who are housebound or attend Community Phlebotomy Clinics. The Phlebotomist will work under the direction of the Phlebotomy Supervisor and will ensure a clean, comfortable and safe environment for service users.

The post holder will be expected to:

To collect blood samples from patients attending clinic or all allocated Housebound patients using Butterfly or Vacutainer methods, ensuring the correct colour bottles are used for each sample

To correctly label all samples once taken and package them in the appropriate manner ready for transportation to the laboratory

To transport blood samples to the laboratory if and when required

The main responsibilities of the post:

To check patient details are correct and explain the procedure to the patient and ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure.

To liaise with the hospital/pathology to ensure that all bottles are delivered

To communicate with service users including booking appointments.

To use the patient data forms available and ensure that you correctly list all relevant patient information that is requested
Be willing to take an active interest in the service you provide, ensuring that you promote the service wherever possible to ensure a high level of attendance from patients

To complete weekly stock checks to ensure there is adequate quantities of consumables and place orders for any stock requirements through the ordering system.

Maintain cleanliness and hygiene as per NELFT infection control policies.

A U.K drivers licence and access to a vehicle is crucial as you will be required to drive to housebound patient appointments as well as driving to various Health Centres (except where excluded under DDA)

Flexibility is essential as you may be asked to work extra/unsociable hours

The post holder will be expected to use own initiative during clinical sessions and escalate to line manager when necessary.

Be willing to provide practical training/induction or observe and rate any newly qualified staff /agency from any community health service

Be willing to attend any training and development in line with the needs of the organisation

Input patient data onto relevant system. Being able to retrieve reports from RiO or equivalent.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only accept applications from fully qualified phlebotomists with substantial experience of working as a qualified phlebotomist

If shortlisted, you will be required to take a Literacy & Numeracy assessment, date to be confirmed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

temporarystaffingrecruitment@nelft.nhs.uk

Reference: 40885979

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