SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Band 2 Phlebotomist

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Essex
  • Salary: £21,802 to £22,383
  • AfC Banding: 2

We are looking to recruit Phlebotomists to expand our team working across at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Southend University Hospital and other local community clinics throughout South Essex. As a Phlebotomist you will be taking blood samples from patients for all our pathology services ensuring correct order of draw, and safe specimen handling using the appropriate PPE.

The successful candidate will undergo formal training whilst taking part in the “phlebotomy academy”. The academy comprises of a full week in a classroom setting where venepuncture theory, practical, and first aid skills will be taught. These skills will then be transferrable into the phlebotomy clinics, wards, and community service to enable individuals to confidently undertake duties as a member of the phlebotomy team.

This role is ideally suited for someone who is caring, friendly and would like to be a part of a team that contributes towards patient care. Previous healthcare experience will advantageous for this post. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work and communicate with a large team across multiple sections.

Our Phlebotomy services operate Monday to Sunday and bank holidays from 7am – 8pm. Due to the wide operating times, you would be working a combination of shifts each week which would include early and late shifts. Weekends and bank holidays are essential and also an expectation for this role, however they are on a rotational basis and will attract additional enhanced pay.

A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is essential, as you will be required to travel to a variety of community clinic locations, previous experience is not essential as we offer full training. Successful applicants will undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.  Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role and have the skills, experience and behaviours we are looking for, please follow the link to apply. If this job isn’t right for you but you are looking for a new position, please keep check our website for future opportunities.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

About us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.


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