University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,500 staff working in its services.
The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.
The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.
We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.
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PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
Directorate of Clinical Support Services
POST: ATO PHLEBOTOMISTS (4 Posts)
LOCATION: COMBINED LABORATORY
HOURS: Flexible as required, Weekends and Bank Holidays
SALARY: Agenda for Change Band 2
Paid at: Standard rate plus 1/3 for Saturdays,
Standard rate plus 2/3 for Sundays,
Double time Bank Holidays
We require enthusiastic Phlebotomists to work as part of our team within the hospital. This will involve working flexibly on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday mornings (frequency and hours can be discussed at interview). There may also be an opportunity to work some weekdays to meet service provision when required.
You will be part of a team providing a valuable support function for the entire hospital collecting blood samples from Inpatients on Derriford’s wards. Applicants must have a basic general education and knowledge of phlebotomy; excellent communication skills, be able to deal with patients and staff with tact and diplomacy; and the ability to work under pressure.
The successful candidates will be expected to train during the core working week. Payment for training will be made at AfC band 2 Standard rate. Arrangements for training will be discussed at interview.
For further information please contact Tracy Murfin, Phlebotomy Manager on (01752) 763035
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer, and is actively working toward a smoke-free environment. Under the Trust’s Green Commuter Strategy, on site parking is restricted.
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