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Phlebotomist Band 2

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Band 2




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£20,270 - £21,318 pa

Salary period



28/01/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We have an exiting opportunity to join our Pathology phlebotomy team. You will work over a wide variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient areas and as such will need to be an effective communicator.

We are looking a full time fully flexible Phlebotomist, covering a 24hr service that covers weekends, bank holidays and night shifts. I would recommend contacting the panel to discuss the shift patterns.

No previous experience as a Phlebotomist is required and full training will be provided to the successful candidate. You will learn to both take blood from patients and also cannulate after a period of training.

The team work closely with our Laboratories and various clinical teams to help expedite clinical diagnostic testing to a wide range of ward, outpatient and primary care patients.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role, please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day- to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO

A phlebotomist's role is to provide a high quality phlebotomy and cannulation service that offers the best possible standards of patient care to inpatients and any other area requiring venesection/cannulation services. You will assist in the provision of individualised care, under the supervision of a qualified nurse and others in the health care professional team.


We are looking to recruit self-motivated, dynamic people with a passion for taking blood samples while delivering high quality patient care. With a keen eye for attention to detail and the ability to prioritise your own workload, you will be a keen learner that embraces change whilst maintaining high standards.


Interviews will be held on Monday 20th Feb 2023.

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications Desirable criteria
  • Experience preferred but not essential, as full in house training given
  • NVQ3, or with opportunity to undertake NVQ training
  • Basic Life Support training
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Experience in providing healthcare
  • Desirable criteria
  • Previous clinical experience in a hospital setting
  • Experience in Venesection in an acute setting
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • Quick learner, basic hygiene knowledge
  • Ability to learn about and deal with blood borne viruses
  • Good communication skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good handwriting skills
  • Customer care training
  • Personal qualities Essential criteria
  • Willingness to learn new skills. Ability to work as part of a team but also having the ability to work on their own
  • Ability to cope with work pressures when working in high care areas when having difficulty in collecting blood sample from patients
  • Desirable criteria
  • Non-judgemental, caring attitude
  • Tolerance and an ability to work with others and follow instructions
  • Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment
  • Flexibility to service demand of working with blood and sick patients
  • Ability to cover the full range of shifts required for the post
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

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    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 115.8KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 212.6KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Shamaila Tahsin

    Job title

    Phlebotomy Coordinator

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8120 4821
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