Do you have the ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People?
Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved
Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious and dynamic environment; our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families. This includes the promotion of flexible working opportunities across the Trust, we are able to give our employees flexibility on where, when and the hours they work.
Our culture and values are what drives Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when you are completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.
Division: Unplanned and Integrated Care
Care Group: Diagnostics and Clinical Support Services
Salary: £18,005 - 19,337 per annum / pro rata
Interview date: Week commencing 28 June 2021
Contract: 12 months fixed term contract
We are recruiting for a Phlebotomist who share our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.
Main duties of the job
The successful post holder will be expected to obtain blood samples from inpatients and outpatient
As a Phlebotomist you will ensure that all samples are obtained following SOP guidelines, policies and procedures
The Phlebotomist will work in partnership with internal and external parties
A willingness to travel to Sheppey Community Hospital would be advantageous (expenses would be provided).
Full and Part Time opportunities available Monday to Sunday, but must be willing to commence work between 0700 - 0800 daily and occasional weekend working will be required.
In addition, you will need to work within time restricted settings obtaining samples within a safe clinical environment.
Working for our organisation
Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.
Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment. Our employees are able to choose the coverage and supplemental benefits that best fit their needs and those of their families.
We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.
All staff at Medway comply the Trust’s and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board’s policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Responsible to perform venepuncture on patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, preparing patients for venepuncture, ensuring they are given the opportunity to discuss their concerns and individual needs
Observe and report any side effects or untoward incidents which may result of the venepuncture procedure relating to the patient or the Phlebotomist
Adhere to all trust policies in relation to taking bloods samples from patients ensuring you maintain a high standard of service and patient care at all times
Treat all with dignity and respect whilst promoting a safe clinical environment for all patients, visitors, and staff
You must be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professional to ensure that these are observed
Recognize own limitations and seek assistance and advise when required
- NVQ Level 3 in Healthcare/health sciences or equivalent experience
- GCSE Maths and English
- Knowledge of a healthcare setting and background
- At least one years experience of taking blood samples in a clinical setting
- Basic IT skills
- Able to provide and receive information, and relay test results to clinicians and other staff
- Able to prepare specimens for diagnostic testing
Values Based Question
- Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a ‘can do’ attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Wendy Matthews
- Job title
- Service Lead Phlebotomy
- Email address
- Additional information