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Medical Laboratory Assistant - Band 2

Band 2

Main area
Core Clinical Services - Histopathology
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Substantive
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
339-PAM8794
Site
Southmead Hospital
Town
Bristol
Salary
£15,251 - £17,978 per annum
Closing
28/01/2018 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.

For this varied and interesting new Medical Laboratory Assistant post, you will need to be numerate and literate (with a minimum 4 GCSEs including English, Maths and a Science), 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 although working knowledge of the pathology IT systems would be desirable, full training will be provided. Ideally we are looking for someone with data-entry skills and recent 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 may be required.

Please note this is primarily a data input role with some handling of pathology specimens required.

This is not a training post a degree level of education is not required and does not support completion of the HCPC Portfolio.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liz Howard
Elizabeth.Howard@nbt.nhs.uk
0117 41 49809

OR

Simon Florio

Simon.Florio@nbt.nhs.uk

0117 414 9845