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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2020.

Phlebotomist

Job Reference: 188-OTH1715

Employer:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Location:
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) in the Trauma and Orthopaedic phlebotomy team which is 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.

This post will cover a range of shifts 7 days a week between 07.30–19.00 (with Early 7.30-15.30 and Late 11.00-19.00). Previous experience of venesection and cannulation is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

ABOUT THE CARE GROUP

Our trauma and orthopaedic unit provides an elective service for patients with conditions which have developed over time, and a trauma service for patients who have been injured in accidents. We have six wards, one major trauma ward, one elective ward, two trauma wards, a trauma assessment unit, an outpatients department split over 2 sites and a step down ward at the PAH.

We have a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. We treat patients from across Hampshire, and provide second opinions and treatment for complex conditions for patients from a wider area. UHS is a Major Trauma Centre (established 2012) and T&O house the Major Trauma ward in its footprint.

WHAT YOU’LL 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.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

You will need to be self-motivated, dynamic, with a passion for taking blood samples while delivering high quality patient care.

You will have a keen eye for attention to detail and the ability to prioritise your own workload, as well as a keen learner that embraces change whilst maintaining high standards.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

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.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Friday, 9th October 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

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:

Karen Wright

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Karen.Wright@uhs.nhs.uk

02381204258




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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