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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/07/2020.

Community Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist

Job Reference: 448-RCKMCCSCOVID19PHLEL

Employer:
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Department:
Phlebotomy
Location:
Luton
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142

We are rated "Outstanding" by CQC with an annual budget of £125 million, the Trust's vision is to provide high quality care to the diverse communities we serve to make their lives better. You can find out more about our vision, values and objectives on our website or from the "additional documentation" menu on this page.

We believe that community based health services are fundamental to the success of an NHS that gives people more choice and control over their health.


Community Health Care Assistant / Phlebotomist

 

Band: 3

Salary: £19,737 - £21,142

Hours: BANK

Contract: BANK

Department / Location: Luton Treatment Centre, Vestry Close, Luton

Reporting to: Blood services Nursing Team

Accountable to: Service Director

 

 

 

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and flexible individual to join our team to work as a Health Care Assistant / Community phlebotomist. You will be based at the Luton Treatment Centre providing basic nursing care support to the nursing team and also working in the community visiting patients to provide blood testing in their own homes and also in other clinical bases as part of the community phlebotomy service.

 

The successful candidate must have experience of working as a health care assistant or equivalent. Competence in venepuncture is desirable although full training and support for the right candidate will be given. Time spent between the health care assistant and the community phlebotomy roles will vary depending on the needs of the services. When you are working within the domiciliary phlebotomy service you will be required to travel daily in the community so being a car driver is essential. You will be supported to complete the CCS Care Certificate within the first 6 months of your employment and further training roles if desired.

 

You will need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team, a caring and sensitive approach to work, good communication skills with patients and other health care professionals and a flexible approach to work.

 

We ask that candidates are mindful of the recent outbreak when applying, we would advise against applying to work within our Trust if you are considered to be among the most vulnerable as per government guidance as this may put you at greater risk.

 

If you feel you have the attributes required for this role we recommend you contact Sarah Munroe or Rachel Kremer on 0333 405 0040 for an informal discussion or more information.

 

 

 

 




As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed which may include a Disclosure and Barring check and where the position requires you to drive as part of your everyday duties, you will be asked to validate your driving licence online via the DVLA. We will also use technology to ensure the documents you provide are genuine.

Successful applicants to posts at band 6 or above for which a DBS check is required, will be asked to pay for this as a condition of their job offer (£44 for an Enhanced Check or £27 for a Standard Check). This payment will be deducted from their first month’s salary unless a longer pay back period is agreed with the appointing manager. This will not apply to successful applicants who are registered with the DBS Update Service and in possession of the disclosure certificate, for whom an online status check will be undertaken.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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