Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership


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Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a Phlebotomist to join our friendly, hardworking team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing patients to have their blood taken and drawing blood from a patient safely. This is a rewarding job since you help people stay healthy and there could be the opportunity to progress skills.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a busy environment and has a love of patient care. The candidate will need important phlebotomist skills such as presence of mind, people skills and attention to detail. You should have a qualification in phlebotomy or extensive on-the-job training and have knowledge of venepuncture techniques.

If you are dedicated to your patients and have a firm but kind hand, we would encourage you to apply today!

For an informal discussion please contact Tina Symons, Clinical Nursing Lead. We accept applications from candidates wishing to pursue a career in phlebotomy as training will be given.

Main duties of the job

  • Identify patients and their personal information using their ID, documents, or other means
  • Determine the right venepuncture method based on patient age, health etc.
  • Ensure the patient is comfortable and relaxed as possible and confirms their agreement to the collection of a blood sample
  • Find veins that are suitable for puncture
  • Draw blood using Vacutainers process
  • Ensure optimal quality and quantity of samples
  • Accurate, legible labelling of all samples ensuring each sample is stored in appropriate containers ready for testing
  • Ensure the samples are dispatched to the appropriate laboratories in a timely fashion
  • Answer patient questions and provide useful information
  • Keep accurate computerised records on fluid specimens and tests
  • Adhere to all relevant health and safety standards
  • Notify a senior member of staff of any significant patient issues

About us

We are a responsive, innovative and ambitious training practice, who pride ourselves on delivering safe and timely care, enabling patients to optimise their health and well-being. We offer our staff the opportunity to develop their skills and competencies by providing in-house (and external - where appropriate) training and mentorship, in a supportive and nurturing environment.

The current Practice team consists of 7 GP partners, GP Associates, Retained GPs, as well as a multi-disciplined team consisting of Clinical Pharmacists, Emergency Nurses, Practice Nurses, HCAs, a Paramedic and an Emergency Care Practitioner as well as non-clinical staff. We are in the process of expanding the team to incorporate further areas of expertise into our multi-disciplinary team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working under the direction of the lead nurse and as part of the Practice multidisciplinary team, the post-holder will be responsible for performing venepuncture, as requested by the clinical team, to the entitled patient population. In addition, the phlebotomist will be expected to support the nursing team on an as required basis.

Please view the supporting documents section for the full job description.

Person Specification



  • Qualification in Phlebotomy or extensive on-the-job training.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements about drawing blood, handling fluid samples and use of relevant medical equipment and material.
  • Good understanding of Infection control requirements.
  • Ability to use computers to enter information.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to connect with various types of patients (such as children, elderly, pregnant women) and make them feel comfortable.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Patience and presence of mind.
  • Strong attention to patient confidentiality.


  • Experience of working in primary care.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership


Health Centre

Station Approach

Bradford on Avon


BA15 1DQ

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Tina Symons


Date posted

22 July 2021

Pay scheme






Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Health Centre

Station Approach

Bradford on Avon


BA15 1DQ

29 Bridge Street



BA15 1BY


Tyning Road



BA15 2JW

Supporting documents

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