Flexible | £14.20/hour | Loughborough (living in close proximity to PBB office)| Ad Hoc Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays

The Role 

We are recruiting for a Veterinary Nurse to work as a phlebotomist at venues across the Midlands. As part of the collection team, this role involves working at donation sessions where lifesaving blood is collected from dogs. As a phlebotomist, you are responsible for performing blood collections from our canine donors, whilst working alongside the supervising Veterinary Surgeon and Donor Assistants. The role is key to ensuring successful donation sessions and providing a positive experience for all our donors and their owners. 

Background 

Launched in 2007, Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity that provides a blood bank service for all vets across the UK. As part of our charitable remit, our aim is to advance animal health and welfare and to relieve suffering by providing quick and convenient access to blood. Every unit of blood helps save up to four other lives, saving thousands of lives every year. 

Our Values 

Caring. Pioneering. Real. These are the values Pet Blood Bank UK is built upon. Our values bind us together as a charity and guide everything we do. We expect every team member to know, understand and embody our values, helping to build our reputation as a pioneering, caring and practical charity. Read more about our values.  

What you’ll do 
  • Perform canine whole blood unit collections under direction of the supervising Veterinary Surgeon. 
  • Ensure donor records are completed correctly, accurately and in full, both on paper and electronically. 
  • Ensure donor owners are fully aware of the blood donation process.  
  • Build a rapport with donors and their owners to ensure they feel valued and involved - provide a positive donation experience from start to finish.  
  • Maintain a good relationship with our host venues. 
  • Communicate with Pet Blood Bank staff, including your regional collection team, Regional Coordinator, Area Supervisor and office staff. 
  • Supervise Donor Assistants working on session, understand their role and perform Donor Assistant tasks if required. 
  • Ensure donors are monitored both throughout the donation process and in post donation. 
  • Provide post donation communication to donor owners. 
  • Assist with and support the training of new team members and ensure all training records are completed correctly. 
  • Attend events to promote Pet Blood Bank and recruit donors and volunteers. 
What we need 

We're looking for someone who is:

  • Is a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a minimum of 2 years post registration clinical experience.  
  • An interest in phlebotomy and confidence to learn a new skill
  • An excellent communicator with strong customer care skills
  • Confident working in a small team and the ability to lead/direct those working with you in donation
  • Holds a full UK driving licence and has access to their own transport. 
  • Is organised, pro-active and team orientated. 
  • Has the ability to problem solve, has good organisation skills and attention to detail. 
  • Is confident in blood sampling with owners present. 

To ensure you can complete the required training we may arrange for you to attend some sessions outside of the region, mileage allowance and accommodation will be organised where required.  

What’s in it for you

In return, we offer full training and a great team working environment.  

The rate of pay is £14.20/hour and a mileage allowance of 35p/mile offered for travel to and from venues.  

Further Details

This position requires the candidate to live in close proximity to Loughborough where our Pet Blood Bank office is based. Sessions are approximately 8 hours in length and flexibility is essential as start and finish times will be dependent upon the location of the venue. Pet Blood Bank envisage that you will work regularly supporting our Midlands team to cover session gaps when core team members are on holiday.

Own transport is required to get to venues - please note not all are accessible by public transport. 

Before applying, please read ourGuidance for Candidates.  

For more information and a copy of the Job Description, please email hr@petbloodbankuk.org.

To apply, please complete our application form and email it to hr@petbloodbankuk.org.