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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Biochemistry
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
205-3758526
Site
Leighton Hospital
Town
Crewe
Salary
£18,546 - £19,918 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
19/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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Job overview

The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network in line with a NHSI directive.

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Band 2

 Leighton

 Permanent 

Main duties of the job

The post will be based in Central Specimen Reception Leighton Hospital. This is an interesting and important job, previous experience in this field is not essential as full training is given.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire. 

Cheshire Pathology Services is a collaborative of the Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts that has been providing pathology services for this area for over 10 years.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached detailed job description and personal specification for further details on this vacancy.

The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network in line with a NHSI directive.

Person specification

Education

Essential criteria
  • A-C in Maths, English and a Science subject
  • Basic level of theoretical technical knowledge of the role
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 2 equivalent

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a team and alone
  • Experience of data entry and IT systems
Desirable criteria
  • Previous NHS experience
  • Previous experience of working in a laboratory environment

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent keyboard skills and attention to detail
  • Good manual dexterity
Desirable criteria
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel
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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
John Davenport
Job title
CSR Manager
Email address
john.davenport@mchft.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01270 612345