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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Band 2

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Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Macclesfield Hospital
£18,546 - £19,918 pa
Salary period
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.

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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



Main duties of the job

The post will be based in Central Specimen Reception Macclesfield 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

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

For further details on this vacancy please see the attached document for a full job description and list of main responsibilities.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good standard of Education demonstrated by GCSEs or equivalent (in Maths, English and a Science subject)
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ L2 equivalent. This may include an Apprenticeship in a suitable field such as Clinical Laboratory Support or the IBMS Certificate of Achievement.


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a team and alone
  • Experience of Data Entry and IT systems
Desirable criteria
  • Have an awareness of Health and Safety issues
  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment


Essential criteria
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent keyboard skills and attention to detail
  • Work under pressure, prioritise workload and work to deadlines
Desirable criteria
  • Basic knowledge of word and excel
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Further details / informal visits contact

John Davenport
Job title
CSR manager
Email address
Telephone number
01270 612345