Community Phlebotomist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

There is an exciting opportunity for a Phlebotomist to join the Coastal and Kings Lynn PCN teams. The successful applicant will be responsible to carry out venepuncture and capillary blood sampling for house bound patients within the community setting.

Main duties of the job

  • Collection of blood samples from patients in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • To ensure samples taken from patients are correctly identified by using the labels provided on the ICE forms, or clearly writing on the label in line with requesting services guidelines as appropriate.
  • To ensure any capillary blood sampling for International Normalized Ratio (INR) is carried out in accordance with Norfolk Community Health & Care standard operating procedures.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

If you want to work in a fulfilling team environment, then this is the job for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure that where blood samples need to be sent off for analysis, they are delivered to the nearest site in time for that days collection.
  • To report any concerns with regard to patients or colleagues to the senior registered nurse for that area.
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
  • Establishing good working relationships with all Trust staff.
  • To print off own blood requests using the ICE system.

A full Job Description / Person Specification can be found in the attached documents.

Person Specification



  • Must hold a full and valid driving license and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language

Personal Attributes


  • Professional appearance
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Able to prioritise

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge


  • Ability to work effectively within a team and also independently
  • Good communication skills in both written and verbal forms
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact, diplomacy, empathy and sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Be a team player
  • Responds positively to change
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the patient and service needs
  • Be able to kneel, bend and stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Have basic IT and standard keyboard skills


  • Knowledge of SystmOne
  • Aware of issues in community and health care



  • Experience of dealing face to face with members of the public


  • Experience of working within a care setting
  • Experience in a pathology department
  • Administrative experience



  • Good general education - GCSE Grade C or above in English and mathmatics or equivalent
  • Evidence of ability undertake phlebotomy practice

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Susie Morvan


Date posted

09 July 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 2


£18,005 to £19,337 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU

Supporting documents

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