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Part time - 20 hours per week
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County Hospital
£18,005 - £19,337 pro rata pa
Salary period
Today at 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)

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 (NMCPS) in line with a NHSI directive.

We are looking for a confident and well-presented individual to join our phlebotomy team. The collection of quality blood samples from patients is a vital stage in many medical investigations. The successful applicant must enjoy working with people and possess good communication skills.

Main duties of the job

Full training will be given to the successful applicant - no previous experience is required

We offer a phlebotomy service in a range of locations across North Midlands including Royal Stoke and County Hospitals, ward based, community walk-in centres and community appointment based clinics. Attention to detail is important along with basic keyboard skills and applicants should enjoy the challenge of working in a fast pace patient environment.

The successful applicant will be based at COUNTY HOSPITAL  working primarily on the wards.  You will also be required to work at  community clinics and the phlebotomy suite within the Out Patients Department  at County Hospital

There may be the occasional requirement to work at Royal Stoke Hospital


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

You should be able to work independently and as part of a team

It is a requirement of your role you have access to a vehicle for work purposes which must be suitable for traveling to community phlebotomy clinics and transporting samples back to the hospital It is your responsibility to ensure the vehicle is insured for class 1 business use and the transportation of pathology samples Expense will be paid in accordance with Trust Policy when you use your vehicle for work purposed

Hours of work are 20 per week over seven days worked predominantly over 5 mornings 7.30am - 11.30am You will have 2 days off per week and  will be expected to work the odd afternoon

Weekend working is approximately 1 in 4 weekends, 7.30am - 11.30am for which you will be given time off in the preceding week

Please include your understanding of the phlebotomy role in your supporting information.

Person specification

Qualifications /Training

Essential criteria
  • NVQ /QCF level 2 /apprenticeship level 2 or equivalent in related subject or GCSE English and maths at C grade or above or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • GCSE at grade c or above or equivalent in a science subject
  • Care related NVQ


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of manual dexterity and technical work
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous work involving Phlebotomy
  • Work in a healthcare role or similar

Skills & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work to defined protocols and seek advice where appropriate
  • Basic Keyboard Skills
  • Good written communication skills

Other Job Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the job requirements
  • Must have transport and be able to travel to outreach/walk-in phlebotomy clinics
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Jennifer Mountford
Job title
Phlebotomy Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674241
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