Phlebotomy Jobs & Recruitment in the UK
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As the number one supplier of phlebotomists in the UK, Your World Healthcare has the best choice of phlebotomy jobs.
Our specialist consultants have a well-established reputation for placing great quality applicants in phlebotomy jobs in the UK's NHS and private sector. We can offer a diverse range of jobs in phlebotomy, within outpatients, A&E, general wards and community settings, on either a locum or permanent basis.
What is a Phlebotomist?
A phlebotomist is responsible for ensuring blood specimens are taken in a professional manner, so the sample is correct, and the client is not harmed. Working as part of the wider healthcare team, the phlebotomist plays an integral role in diagnosing potential illnesses.
A blood test is a vital part of the healthcare service, so phlebotomy jobs can range from a specialised clinical support worker to an assistant healthcare scientist. The main duties include collecting blood samples from the client, correctly labelling the sample, noting what it needs to be tested for and sending it to the laboratory for analysis.
Ensuring the blood is drawn correctly from the patient is the main task for a phlebotomist, as if the specimen is damaged or tainted, it will jeopardise any tests and make the sample worthless.
Phlebotomist jobs will also involve:
- Detailing the procedure to the client
- Dressing the puncture wound
- Completing and filing patient records
In this role, the phlebotomist will deal with a wide variety of clients – ranging in age as well as physical and mental conditions. This means a phlebotomist must show empathy and understanding towards patients, as they may react differently to having their blood taken.
To become a phlebotomist, no higher education qualifications are necessary. However, most roles require English, maths and science at GCSE level. All of the training required, including practical and theoretical phlebotomy knowledge, will be gained on the job. However, after your initial training, your employer may suggest undertaking a diploma course, such as the Level 3 Diploma in Blood Donor Support, to further your qualifications.
What Does a Phlebotomist Earn?
Phlebotomy jobs offer a salary between £15,100 and £17,800 per annum. However, if you choose to look at locum phlebotomy jobs, the rate of pay may differ.
Locum Phlebotomy jobs
While a fixed-term role may seem the safest option, locum phlebotomy jobs could be far more flexible and financially beneficial. The need for phlebotomists will always be evident and, depending on your circumstances, undertaking a phlebotomy job on a locum basis could be better suited to you.
A locum role may not come with the added benefits of a fixed position (such as sick pay, a pension or maternity/paternity leave). However, it allows you to fit your working hours to your lifestyle. Not only that, but you can also gain experience and develop your skills in a much wider variety of environments – something that any potential fixed-term employer would look favourably upon.
Choosing a locum phlebotomy job also allows you to be your own boss, and if you take on a Locum Appointment for Training (LAT), it can count towards your full qualification.
Phlebotomy Colchester temporary £9-£13 per hour
Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a band 2/3 Phlebotomy Locums required in Essex to work within Phlebotomy, based in Colchester on a temporary basis.
Ref: YW-9ZM6 | Posted: 15th Sep, 2017 | Closing Date: 30th Oct, 2017
Phlebotomy Cambridge temporary £9-£13.50 per hour
Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a band 2/3 Phlebotomist Locum required in East of England to work within Phlebotomy, based in Cambridge on a temporary basis.
Ref: YW-39YR | Posted: 15th Sep, 2017 | Closing Date: 30th Oct, 2017
Phlebotomy Essex, UK contract £9-11 per hour
Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a band 2-3 Phlebotomy Locums Required to work within Phlebotomy Jobs & Recruitment in the UK, based in Essex, UK on a contract basis.
Ref: YW-Q5za | Posted: 26th Jan, 2017 | Closing Date: 31st Dec, 2017
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