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NHS AfC: Band 2
20 per week
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Chapel Road Clinic, Sale, M33 7EG
£17,460 -£18,702pa pro rata
20/02/2019 23:59
Interview date
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NHS AfC: Band 2

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

*Proposed Interview Date 7th March 2019*


Service/Ward/Department Summary:

This is an exciting opening for an experienced and enthusiastic phlebotomist to join our small friendly community department. 

We are looking to recruit trained Phlebotomist to join our team. The role will involve working across Trafford as a phlebotomist, both alone and as a part of a team, undertaking known patients in home visits and at our various clinics sites. Use of a car or access for suitable means of transport to various sites across Trafford. 

Role Summary:

The phlebotomist(s) will respond to phlebotomy requests for patients in the Primary Care setting. They will work as a team under the direction and guidance of the phlebotomy team leader and Service Manager. The service will be provided at a variety of clinics across Trafford in addition to visiting known housebound patients in their own homes or residential/nursing homes. The phlebotomist(s) will work with minimal clinical supervision and without direct supervision following completion of competencies framework as in the phlebotomy standard operating procedure. 

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

  1. Clinical Responsibilities
  • To maintain accurate documentation on phlebotomy related matters to minimise the potential for errors.  
  • To deliver a high standard of care whilst taking bloods using the monovette system from a diverse caseload of patients, without direct supervision.
  • To communicate concerns regarding individual patients to the Phlebotomy Team leader.
  • To advise and support patients and carers within the scope of knowledge and role, whilst maintaining confidentiality.
  • To work in phlebotomy clinics/known housebound patients either with team members or alone in health centres and surgeries.
  • To take appropriate action to deal with emergency situations within clinic and home settings.
  • To communicate relevant information to patients, families and carers whilst maintaining confidentiality. This includes using tact, reassurance and persuasive skills to overcome anxiety and barriers to understanding such as those who are Non–English speaking, and those with learning difficulties.
  • To liaise with the Path Lab when required to ensure any changes to specimen collection are documented and cascaded information to other team members.                                                                                         

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

To be considered for this post you must be able to demonstrate a commitment to helping us deliver a high quality service. The requirement for most services would be between the hours of 8am – 3pm.  Flexibility is required as is the use of or access to a car or suitable means of transport.

No smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Jackie Winnington Phlebotomy Manager 07976 344804

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3181