Phlebotomist

New Horizons Medical Partnership

The closing date is 25 February 2024

Job summary

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Phlebotomist to join our forward thinking and friendly nursing team.

The successful applicant must be prepared to work at either of our two surgery sites, Totton Health Centre or Forest Gate Surgery, both based in Totton, Southampton.

This vacancy is for 8 hours per week - Working days: Thursday AM & Friday AM.

Main duties of the job

Reporting in the first instance to the Nursing Team Staff Lead, the successful candidate for this role will hold a relevant phlebotomy qualification and be prepared to undertake further training or updates when needed (proof of training is required). Experience is essential.

You should have excellent administrative and communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Please see the Job Description for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We are a two-site partnership with a practice population of circa 24,000 patients.

Benefits applying to this post include: NHS Pension, 6 weeks holiday p.a. pro-rata, uniform and Simplyhealth membership (after successful completion of probationary period).

Informal practice visits are welcomed.

Closing Date: Sunday 25 February 2024 (11:59pm). Interviews are scheduled to be held week commencing: Monday 4 March 2024, however, please do not delay applying for this vacancy as some interviews may be held prior to the closing date if suitable applications are received.

Date posted

30 January 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A2233-24-0002

Job locations

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Testwood Lane

Totton

Southampton

SO40 3ZN


Job description

Job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy
  • To select the most appropriate equipment and method of venepuncture, based on clinical assessment of the patient
  • To identify the correct patient against the blood request form
  • To ensure full explanation is given to the patient prior to performing the task
  • To provide assistance to all patients experiencing difficulties during and following procedures (e.g., patients feeling dizzy, sick or faint)
  • To be familiar with all Standard Venesection Procedures, including control of infection (e.g., needle stick injury, disposal of sharps, blood borne viruses, using disposable gloves and tourniquets)
  • To ensure 100% compliance with Infection Control and Hand Hygiene Policy at all times
  • To maintain competence in Phlebotomy skills and the appropriate equipment, being aware of own limitations and seeking advice when required
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vein and surrounding tissues
  • To recognise complications and contraindications of venepuncture
  • To understand the full range of blood tests and their required sample tubes
  • To competently complete sample bottles, forms and any other documentation required by the practice

This role is a part-time vacancy 8.00 hours per week - Working days: Thursday AM & Friday AM.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy
  • To select the most appropriate equipment and method of venepuncture, based on clinical assessment of the patient
  • To identify the correct patient against the blood request form
  • To ensure full explanation is given to the patient prior to performing the task
  • To provide assistance to all patients experiencing difficulties during and following procedures (e.g., patients feeling dizzy, sick or faint)
  • To be familiar with all Standard Venesection Procedures, including control of infection (e.g., needle stick injury, disposal of sharps, blood borne viruses, using disposable gloves and tourniquets)
  • To ensure 100% compliance with Infection Control and Hand Hygiene Policy at all times
  • To maintain competence in Phlebotomy skills and the appropriate equipment, being aware of own limitations and seeking advice when required
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vein and surrounding tissues
  • To recognise complications and contraindications of venepuncture
  • To understand the full range of blood tests and their required sample tubes
  • To competently complete sample bottles, forms and any other documentation required by the practice

This role is a part-time vacancy 8.00 hours per week - Working days: Thursday AM & Friday AM.

Person Specification

Other Areas of Responsibility

Essential

  • Experience and working knowledge of the importance of confidentiality
  • Knowledge and practical implementation of Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Participation in training to ensure personal/professional development
  • Awareness and actions required to maintain quality within the practice
  • Recognise the importance of effective communication
  • Contribute to the implementation of services.

Qualifications

Essential

  • You will hold a relevant phlebotomy qualification and be prepared to undertake further training or updates when needed (proof of training is required).

Experience

Essential

  • Trained and experienced Phlebotomist - proof of training required
  • Able to deliver phlebotomy services and care to the practice population
  • Able to work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Experience of facilitating effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies
  • Ability to work independently as part of a large team
  • Ability to adapt to service needs whilst working in a busy environment
  • Must be able to work within the rules governing patient confidentiality
  • To be aware of the limitations within the Health Care Assistant role

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care
  • Experience of working in a GP practice
Person Specification

Other Areas of Responsibility

Essential

  • Experience and working knowledge of the importance of confidentiality
  • Knowledge and practical implementation of Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Participation in training to ensure personal/professional development
  • Awareness and actions required to maintain quality within the practice
  • Recognise the importance of effective communication
  • Contribute to the implementation of services.

Qualifications

Essential

  • You will hold a relevant phlebotomy qualification and be prepared to undertake further training or updates when needed (proof of training is required).

Experience

Essential

  • Trained and experienced Phlebotomist - proof of training required
  • Able to deliver phlebotomy services and care to the practice population
  • Able to work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Experience of facilitating effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies
  • Ability to work independently as part of a large team
  • Ability to adapt to service needs whilst working in a busy environment
  • Must be able to work within the rules governing patient confidentiality
  • To be aware of the limitations within the Health Care Assistant role

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care
  • Experience of working in a GP practice

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

New Horizons Medical Partnership

Address

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Employer's website

https://newhorizonsmedicalpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

New Horizons Medical Partnership

Address

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Employer's website

https://newhorizonsmedicalpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Partners' PA & HR Assistant

Denise Bradley

denise.bradley5@nhs.net

02382541991

Date posted

30 January 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A2233-24-0002

Job locations

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Testwood Lane

Totton

Southampton

SO40 3ZN


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