New Horizons Medical Partnership

The closing date is 26 June 2022

Job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic experienced Phlebotomist to join our forward thinking and friendly nursing team.

The successful applicant must be prepared to work at either of our two surgery sites, Totton Health Centre or Forest Gate Surgery, both based in Totton, Southampton. 

This vacancy is for 12 hours per week (08:30 - 14:30) Thursday & Friday.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As an NHS employer, all mandatory regulations on COVID vaccinations will apply.

Main duties of the job

You will hold a relevant phlebotomy qualification (proof of training will be required) and be prepared to undertake further training or updates as necessary.

Please see the Job Description for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We are a two-site partnership with a practice population of circa 25,000 patients.

Benefits applying to this post include: NHS Pension, 6 weeks holiday p.a. pro-rata, uniform and Simplyhealth membership (after successful completion of probationary period).

Informal practice visits are welcome.

Closing Date: Sunday 26 June 2022 (11.59pm). Interviews are scheduled to be held on Tuesday 5 July 2022, however, please do not delay applying for this vacancy as some interviews may be held prior to the closing date if suitable applications are received.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Nurse Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy
  • To select the most appropriate equipment and method of venepuncture, based on clinical assessment of the patient
  • To identify the correct patient against the blood request form
  • To ensure full explanation is given to the patient prior to performing the task
  • To provide assistance to all patients experiencing difficulties during and following procedures (e.g., patients feeling dizzy, sick or faint)
  • To be familiar with all Standard Venesection Procedures, including control of infection (e.g., needle stick injury, disposal of sharps, blood borne viruses, using disposable gloves and tourniquets)
  • To ensure 100% compliance with Infection Control and Hand Hygiene Policy at all times
  • To maintain competence in Phlebotomy skills and the appropriate equipment, being aware of own limitations and seeking advice when required
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vein and surrounding tissues
  • To recognise complications and contraindications of venepuncture
  • To understand the full range of blood tests and their required sample tubes
  • To competently complete sample bottles, forms and any other documentation required by the practice

This role is a part-time vacancy 12 hours per week (08:30 - 14:30) Thursday & Friday.

Person Specification

Other Areas of Responsibility


  • Confidentiality; Health & Safety; Equality & Diversity; Personal/Professional Development; Quality; Communication and contribution to the implementation of services.



  • You will hold a relevant phlebotomy qualification (proof of training is required) and be prepared to undertake further training or updates as necessary.



  • Able to deliver phlebotomy services and care to the practice population
  • Able to work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Experience of facilitating effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

New Horizons Medical Partnership


Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton


SO40 8WU

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For questions about the job, contact:

Denise Bradley


Date posted

03 May 2022

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Job locations

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton


SO40 8WU

Testwood Lane



SO40 3ZN

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