Community Phlebotomist/ Healthcare Assistant, Band 2 - COVID-19 in Bournemouth

Job description

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Community Phlebotomist/ Healthcare Assistant to work within the Research & Development team to deliver the SIREN Study.

SIREN is a UK wide study that is being delivered across all four nations with the aim to understand whether previous infection with SARS-CoV2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) protects individuals against future infection with the same virus, specifically in patient-facing healthcare staff.

This urgent public health study is running from Kings Park Hospital and Wareham Community Hospital until September 2021.

We are currently recruiting a Community Phlebotomist/ Healthcare Assistant who will provide support to the SIREN study by obtaining blood samples from participants through venepuncture and throat and nasal swabs. Ensuring all samples are labelled correctly in preparation for being forwarded to laboratories.

Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn and be able to work well within the multi-disciplinary team. Each candidate must be able to work effectively and efficiently, have excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to ever changing scenarios. This is a great opportunity to support or gain experience working in such an important COVID related study.

This is a 9 month fixed term contract until 30th September 2021, 22.5 hours per week.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The successful candidates will work Monday – Wednesday.

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Must be eligible to work in the EU
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