JOB DETAIL

Cedar is a 24 bedded ward and Maple is a 14 bedded ward. The wards care for both thoracic and cardiac surgical patients as well as some transplant and cardiology patients. The role will involve working closely with our other surgical phlebotomist in ensuring that you help us to provide a safe, efficient and reliable phlebotomy service.

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated and enthusiastic phlebotomist. Experience is essential, appropriate training will be given dependent upon previous phlebotomy knowledge and experience. As part of our busy team you will be taking bloods and cannulating on the surgical wards. You must be self- motivated, able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team and have good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

You will also benefit from excellent training and developmental opportunities with superb support from a dedicated Education team. This all takes place within a lively and stimulating environment. This is your chance to join a friendly, dynamic and supportive team at Harefield Hospital.

Job summary:

  • To work as a competent Phlebotomist, obtaining viable blood specimens for testing by the pathology laboratory.
  • To provide a safe, efficient and reliable phlebotomy service to inpatients and/ or outpatients.
  • To work in accordance with local trust and nationally agreed standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.
Trust mission

To be the leading national and international centre for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with heart and lung disease, creating and disseminating knowledge through research and education

Diversity

You are at all times required to carry out your responsibilities with due regard to the Trust’s diversity policy and to ensure that staff receive equal treatment throughout their employment with the Trust.

Risk management

All staff have a responsibility to report all clinical and non-clinical accidents or incidents promptly and, when requested, to co-operate with any investigation undertaken.

Job summary:
  • To work as a competent Phlebotomist, obtaining viable blood specimens for testing by the pathology laboratory.
  • To provide a safe, efficient and reliable phlebotomy service to inpatients and/ or outpatients.
  • To work in accordance with local trust and nationally agreed standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.
Main tasks & responsibilities:
  • Communication
To provide reassurance to patients undergoing phlebotomy procedures, including those with learning and language difficulties.

To ensure all contact with all patients, staff and visitors is courteous and professional and that patients’ privacy, religious and cultural beliefs are respected.

Work effectively as a team member communicating with other members of the team as necessary. Including communicating promptly to the line manger concerning any areas of the phlebotomy service by patients, relatives or other staff.

To inform line manager of sickness or absence, as early as possible before or on the day of absence.

To inform the line manager of your request for annual leave application at least four weeks in advance.

To attend and participate in team meetings organised by your area of work.

Demonstrate sensitivity in dealing with patients/carers and colleagues, maintaining good customer relations.

Promote a positive image of the Trust at all times.
  • Patient/customer care (both direct and indirect)
To take blood samples on the wards and/or in the outpatient clinics, as directed by your line manger following appropriate training (dependent upon previous phlebotomy knowledge and experience).

Following demonstration of competence, to make appropriate judgements on suitability of veins for venepuncture, and on acceptability of blood specimens obtained.

To ensure that all specimens are correctly and clearly labelled and that request forms bear the correct and patient identification details in accordance with relevant trust policies and local phlebotomy standard operating procedures.

To follow departmental policies and procedures relating to phlebotomy and to comment on proposed changes to such.
  • Policy development
Ensure hospital policy is adhered to at all times in regard to patient confidentiality.
  • People management
Participate in the Trust’s appraisal and person development plan schemes by meeting with the manager as appropriate.
  • Resource management
Use any resources available to you to manage work effectively.

Ensure that all work places are stocked with consumables and are disinfected in accordance with local policies and procedures.

Use all equipment and consumables in a cost effective manner.

To ensure that all equipment/consumables are stored safely and correctly and that any shortfalls are reported to the line manger immediately.
  • Information management
Use available information systems to assist in your work.

Use the Trust Intranet to enhance care and for professions development.

To abide by the Trust’s core behaviours for staff and all other Trust policies including standing financial instructions, research governance, clinical governance, patient and public involvement, codes and practices, and health and safety policies
  • Research and development
Work alongside other staff in contributing to developing service.

Participate in staff education and development, including utilising appropriate learning opportunities and to act as a resource for new and staff and students.

Further sections
  • To abide by the Trust’s Core behaviours for staff and all other Trust policies, codes and practices including standing financial instructions, research governance, clinical governance, patient and public involvement, codes and practices, and health and safety.


JOB INFORMATION
Job Location : Harefield
Company : Guy's And St Thomas' Nhs Foundation Trust
Position : Phlebotomist
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Employment : Part-Time
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Contact : Harefield Guy's And St Thomas' Nhs Foundation Trust Contact Number


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