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Phlebotomist - Phlebotomy

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 3
16 hours per week (Part time 16 hours per week)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata
Salary period
03/07/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Applications are invited from experienced phlebotomists to work within the Main Outpatient Dept at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

This is for x2 Phlebotomists 16hrs per week each

You will work within the Team to ensure the provision of a phlebotomy service for Outpatients.

Phlebotomists are responsible for the collection of blood by 
venepuncture for a wide range of pathological analysis. 
Work is managed on a daily basis not directly supervised.
The post holder will work as part of a team to ensure Clinical 
Accreditation is maintained.

The post holder will comply with local and national policies for the 
safe and Secure processing of patient information.

Under the direction of the Managers of Outpatients RLI and Matron Cross Bay you will be responsible for ensuring that a high quality service is delivered to the Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and other users of the service.

All duties will be performed to a professional standard directed by
National, Trust OPD and pathology service policies and procedures. 

Main duties of the job

This is an interesting position and you will be joining a team which provides a service combining a unique mix of duties in a busy but friendly department.

We are therefore delighted to offer this great opportunity for a Phlebotomist to take up this post working in a highly successful, modern department delivering outstanding results in a breathtakingly beautiful part of England.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Our community services for adults are provided in people’s homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 3 GCSE’s or equivalent including English
  • NVQ 3 in health and social care or relevant experience


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of venepuncture skills

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Computer/keyboard skills
  • Awareness of H&S issues
  • Awareness of confidentiality issues
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of team working skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Chapman
Job title
Sister Dept Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 516221
Additional information

Karen Chapman karen.chapman@mbht.nhs.uk 

Telephone 07964122540