Coleridge Medical Centre
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team at Coleridge Medical Centre.
Are you a phlebotomist looking for a new challenge, or an experienced Health Care Support Worker with a wider skillset, including phlebotomy, looking for a change? Either way, we would love to hear from you.
The vacancy is for 25 hours per week and there will also be the opportunity to provide cover one Saturday per month.
**Please note, Coleridge Medical Centre reserves the right to close this job listing earlier than the closing date if there are sufficient applications.**
Main duties of the job
Working under the direction of the lead nurse and nursing team as part of the practice multi-disciplinary team, the post-holder will be responsible for performing venepuncture for patients as requested by the clinical team.
The successful applicant will be committed to our shared practice values and show enthusiasm and commitment to the role.
At Coleridge Medical Centre, we look after approximately 16,500 patients in our area. This means that during those very busy periods, supporting each other becomes vital to continuing our ability to provide the best patient care.
We strive to fulfil our values of APPROACHABILITY, TEAMWORK, COMMUNICATION and RESPECT in all aspects of the practice, both with our patients and ourselves.
When working at Coleridge Medical Centre, all staff are offered a generous annual leave allowance, inclusion in the NHS pension scheme, and various wellbeing initiatives throughout the year. These include:
- a member of staff overseeing staff wellbeing and trained in Mental Health First Aid
- a group run by staff dedicated to staff wellbeing, education, and training
- staff social events, including our annual summer and winter parties
- offer of one-to-one wellbeing conversations
- annual staff wellbeing survey
- weekly fruit box
- outside seating area for break times
We are incredibly fortunate to work with some very talented bakers, which means there is often cake or other sweet treats to enjoy on our tea breaks.
The following are the core responsibilities of the Phlebotomist. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:
- Obtaining patient consent for the collection of a blood sample
- Performing venepuncture in accordance with practice protocols
- Maintaining accurate patient records on SystmOne
- Correctly labelling, packaging and storing of samples
- Effective use of the specimen log, resolving any discrepancies
- Processing and management of laboratory samples, in accordance with practice procedures and protocols considering courier collection times.
- Effectively liaising with the laboratory staff at Royal Devon & Exeter
- Working collaboratively with the nursing team, seeking guidance when necessary for patient related matters
- Processing of workflow/tasks.