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Domiciliary Phlebotomist

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Competitive salary £17,652 -£19,020

We are a friendly supportive GP surgery in Ilkley, looking for a trained Phlebotomist to assist our GPs and Practice Nurses in the delivery of excellent care to our patients. We are looking for a fully trained individual with at least 12 months experience in a healthcare setting.

You must have the ability to work under pressure and be able to meet travel requirements of the post. There is an emphasis on working within a team and being a team player. Work within defined limits and competence whilst using own initiative.

Access to a car for business use

Experience of dealing with members of the public

A team player but who can work with only remote supervision

Good communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills

Professional approach with good behavioural standards

Good manual dexterity is required as well as the ability to work quickly, safely and with attention to detail

Basic IT skills and the ability to deal well with pressure

Job summary

  • Working under the direct supervision of the Lead Practice Nurse and strictly in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols, the post holder will be responsible for performing venepuncture to obtain blood samples from patients as a direct referral from GP/Community Nurse/Practice Nurse/Consultant, Secondary Care/Silsden Group Practice (domiciliary bloods) both in surgery and in the community.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the patient is as comfortable and relaxed as possible and confirming their agreement to the collection of a blood sample
  • Collection of sample(s) of blood in accordance with training and procedures
  • Ensuring samples are stored in appropriate containers
  • Accurate, legible labelling of all samples to confirm patient identity
  • Checking patient identification against GP/nurse request and confirming with patient whenever possible
  • Recording collection of blood sample in patient record in accordance with practice procedure
  • Ensuring that samples are dispatched to the appropriate laboratory in a timely fashion
  • Ensuring that anomalies are reported to a senior member of staff
  • Notifying the GP/nurse of any significant patient issues
  • Liaising with and assisting members of the administrative team

Domiciliary Phlebotomy

  • As above
  • Following guidelines for domiciliary phlebotomy

Confidentiality

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carer’s, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Team Building

  • Work effectively within the nursing team and alongside the reception/admin and medical team.

Communication

The Phlebotomist should recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognise people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Health & Safety

The Phlebotomist will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the Practice Health & Safety policy, to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and good practice guidelines
  • Responsible for the correct and safe management of the specimens process including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage and transport arrangements
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards
  • Reporting potential risks identified
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training
  • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage and collection

Equality and Diversity

The Phlebotomist will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgemental and respects their circumstances, feelings, priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional Development

The Phlebotomist will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of their own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Quality

The Phlebotomist will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patient’s needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Contribution to the implementation of services:

The Phlebotomist will

  • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your most recent work history or CV to joanne.shepheard@bradford.nhs.uk

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