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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2020.


Job Reference: 188-OTH1693

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiovascular & Thoracic
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£18,005 - £19,337 pro rata

The Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CV&T) Care Group provides a regional service and is one of the largest Clinical Care Groups within University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). An exciting opportunity has arisen as a phlebotomist on our Adult cardiac ward (E3 Green). You will play an integral part of delivering high quality care to our patients. If you are self-motivated and able to manage your own work load while responding to urgent requests from both nursing and medical colleagues then we would like to hear from you.


E3 Green – Is an adult cardiac ward with a specialist focus on heart failure and therefore has strong links with the heart failure team. We also care for patient’s post cardiac surgery and cardiac interventions.

Our ward ethos is: ‘We pledge to care for you, the patient, as we would want our relatives to be cared for. We will treat you as an individual and aim to reach the best possible outcome for you. We will achieve this by working together, involving you and your loved ones in decisions that are made and by using the expertise of other members of the multidisciplinary team as required. We will continue to strive to maintain our high standards of care by furthering the knowledge of our staff and listening to your concerns. You are at the heart of what we do.’


A phlebotomist’s role is to provide a high quality phlebotomy and cannulation service that offers the best possible standards of patient care to inpatients and any other area requiring venesection/cannulation services. You will assist in the provision of individualised care, under the supervision of a qualified nurse and others in the health care professional team.


We are looking to recruit self-motivated, dynamic people with a passion for taking blood samples while delivering high quality patient care. With a keen eye for attention to detail and the ability to prioritise your own workload, you will be a keen learner that embraces change whilst maintaining high standards.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 28 September 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Paterson

Senior Sister

02381 206472

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


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