- Community Services
- Band 3
- As and When
- Essex & London
- Band 3: £9:51 per hour plus HCA
- 20/11/2018 23:59
Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.
We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.
This post will provide a venepuncture service to Patients and Service Users who are housebound or attend Community Phlebotomy Clinics. The Phlebotomist will work under the direction of the Phlebotomy Supervisor and will ensure a clean, comfortable and safe environment for service users.
The post holder will be expected to:
To collect blood samples from patients attending clinic or all allocated Housebound patients using Butterfly or Vacutainer methods, ensuring the correct colour bottles are used for each sample
To correctly label all samples once taken and package them in the appropriate manner ready for transportation to the laboratory
To transport blood samples to the laboratory if and when required
The main responsibilities of the post:
To check patient details are correct and explain the procedure to the patient and ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure.
To liaise with the hospital/pathology to ensure that all bottles are delivered
To communicate with service users including booking appointments.
To use the patient data forms available and ensure that you correctly list all relevant patient information that is requested
Be willing to take an active interest in the service you provide, ensuring that you promote the service wherever possible to ensure a high level of attendance from patients
To complete weekly stock checks to ensure there is adequate quantities of consumables and place orders for any stock requirements through the ordering system.
Maintain cleanliness and hygiene as per NELFT infection control policies.
A U.K drivers licence and access to a vehicle is crucial as you will be required to drive to housebound patient appointments as well as driving to various Health Centres (except where excluded under DDA)
Flexibility is essential as you may be asked to work extra/unsociable hours
The post holder will be expected to use own initiative during clinical sessions and escalate to line manager when necessary.
Be willing to provide practical training/induction or observe and rate any newly qualified staff /agency from any community health service
Be willing to attend any training and development in line with the needs of the organisation
Input patient data onto relevant system. Being able to retrieve reports from RiO or equivalent.
PLEASE NOTE: We can only accept applications from fully qualified phlebotomists with substantial experience of working as a qualified phlebotomist
If shortlisted, you will be required to take a Literacy & Numeracy assessment, date to be confirmed.
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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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