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Higher Medical Laboratory Assistant - Band 3

Band 3

Main area
Core Clinical Services
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southmead Hospital
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum
24/02/2019 23:59

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Applications are invited from enthusiastic, adaptable individuals who would enjoy working as part of a friendly team providing the Cellular Pathology service in this busy department. You will be involved in the day-to-day support work of the Histopathology laboratory including data-entry, assisting in the reception and preparation of clinical specimens for biological testing and with the maintenance of equipment and departmental filing systems.

Additionally, as a Higher MLA (Band 3) you will be involved in specimen embedding and microtomy duties and you will also have some responsibility for supervising and training Medical Laboratory Assistants.

For this varied and interesting post, you will need to be numerate and literate, with theoretical laboratory knowledge and practical skills at NVQ3 or equivalent (e.g. two A-levels). You will be able to work as part of a team, be able to demonstrate adaptability and initiative and have good communication and organisational skills. Applicants are required to have good keyboard skills and a working knowledge of the pathology IT systems would be desirable, although full training will be provided. Applicants must have Histopathology laboratory experience.

This is a permanent, full-time position (37.5 hours per week, five days per week, Mon - Fri); the hours may vary on a rotational basis (e.g. weekly or fortnightly), but will be between 7am and 6pm (exact hours subject to confirmation, e.g. 7am-3pm or 10am to 6pm). Participation in a Saturday rota will be required.

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Simon Florio, Lead BMS Histopathology

0117 414 9849

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