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Anticoagulation Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Anti Coagulation
Band 3
Fixed term: 2 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Macclesfield Hospital
£20,330 - £21,777 pa
Salary period
19/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network in line with a NHSI directive.

Anticoagulation Support Worker

Band 3

 Leighton Hospital / Macclesfield Hospital and community clinics across Cheshire

 37.5 hours per week

Main duties of the job

The post will be based in Macclesfield Hospital but you will be expected to primarily cover community anticoagulation clinics across Cheshire. This is an interesting and important job, previous experience in this field is not essential as full training is given.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated Anticoagulation Support workers (ASW’s), to join our friendly anticoagulation team.

The department operates community anticoagulation monitoring clinics at venues across Mid and East Cheshire and Vale Royal with office bases at both Leighton and Macclesfield Hospitals.

The ASW’s role is to support the Anticoagulant Practitioners within the Department. Responsibilities include direct patient contact and taking finger-prick blood samples at anticoagulant clinics, contacting patients regarding dose changes.

A full, clean driving license is essential to the post, and regular use of your own vehicle.

To be successful in this role, you will require: good organisational and communication skills; data inputting skills and attention to detail are essential as a large proportion of the work involves typing patient information into the computer system.

The posts is full-time 37.5 hours per week but flexibility of start/finish time is essential; community clinics currently operate Monday – Friday at varying start & finish times between the hours of 08:00 – 18:00 hours.

This post is based at Macclesfield Hospital...

The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network in line with a NHSI directive.

Person specification

Qualifications / Knowledge / Previous Experience

Essential criteria
  • Has Keybooard skills and basic IT knowledge
  • Has awareness of Health and Safety issues
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Data Entry


Essential criteria
  • An ability to work accurately and maintain high standards of documentation
  • Has good oral and written communication skills, able to communicate information accurately and effectively with Trust and non-Trust staff.
  • Able to follow and work to standard operating procedures and policies
  • Able to work individually and as part of a team
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carlee Buckingham
Job title
Anticoagulation Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01270 273285
Additional information

Carlee Buckingham

Tel: 01270 273285 / 01625 661198