Work for New Horizons

We’re always on the lookout for more talented people to join us. We are a happy, highly motivated and forward-thinking PMS Partnership with two practice premises in Totton, Hampshire. See all the available vacancies below, then apply online today!

PHLEBOTOMIST

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

 

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

 

  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy
  • To select the most appropriate equipment and method of venepuncture, based on clinical assessment of the patient
  • To identify the correct patient against the blood request form
  • To ensure full explanation is given to the patient prior to performing the task
  • To provide assistance to all patients experiencing difficulties during and following procedures (e.g., patients feeling dizzy, sick or faint)
  • To be familiar with all Standard Venesection Procedures, including control of infection (e.g., needle stick injury, disposal of sharps, blood borne viruses, using disposable gloves and tourniquets)
  • To ensure 100% compliance with Infection Control and Hand Hygiene Policy at all times
  • To maintain competence in Phlebotomy skills and the appropriate equipment, being aware of own limitations and seeking advice when required
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vein and surrounding tissues
  • To recognise complications and contraindications of venepuncture
  • To understand the full range of blood tests and their required sample tubes
  • To competently complete sample bottles, forms and any other documentation required by the practice

 

This role is a part-time vacancy 16 - 20 hours per week (09:00am - 13:00pm). Working days: Saturdays (2 out of 3) and 3 - 4 weekday mornings (excluding Tuesdays).

 

Person Specification

Other Areas of Responsibility

Essential

  • Experience and working knowledge of the importance of confidentiality
  • Knowledge and practical implementation of Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Participation in training to ensure personal/professional development
  • Awareness and actions required to maintain quality within the practice
  • Recognise the importance of effective communication
  • Contribute to the implementation of services.

Qualifications

Essential

  • You will hold a relevant phlebotomy qualification and be prepared to undertake further training or updates when needed (proof of training is required).

Experience

Essential

  • Experienced Phlebotomist
  • Able to deliver phlebotomy services and care to the practice population
  • Able to work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Experience of facilitating effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies

Desirable

  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Experience of working in a GP practice

 

Closing date is Sunday 5 March 2023 (11:59pm) and final interviews are scheduled to be held on Tuesday 7 March 2023 (although interviews will take place earlier if suitable applications are received).

 

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