Medical Laboratory Assistant

Medical Laboratory Assistant London, England

North West London Pathology
Full Time London, England 27515 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

A modernised clinical pathology service, proud to deliver excellence for users, patients and staff.

North West London Pathology (NWLP) is a new partnership between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust. The partnership represents a new model for delivering pathology testing in a modern, efficient operation that manages 25 million tests per year. Our services are delivered at six hospital sites across North West London.

North West London Pathology is looking to a focused and methodical Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) to join the Specimen Reception team at Hillingdon Hospital.

MLAs are the first point of contact for the Laboratory therefore a friendly, approachable personality and excellent communication skills are essential.

The role includes pre-analytical sample sorting, preparation, data entry, receipt and maintenance of stock, attending to telephone queries from service users and adhering to health & safety responsibilities.

You should have good attention to detail, manual dexterity and the ability to follow defined protocols whilst working quickly and effectively under pressure. Experience of manually entering patient information quickly and accurately onto various laboratory computer systems, including Sunquest would be advantageous.

This post does not attract support for completing the IBMS registration portfolio however the role does offer practical Laboratory experience to candidates who are aspiring to work within biomedical sciences. We are committed to your personal and professional development and you will have opportunities to fulfil your potential with NWLP.

The successful applicant will be expected to work a 25 hours p/w contract working between 09:00 and 17:30 or 11:30 and 20:00 Monday to Sunday on a rostered shift pattern. In addition there is also the requirement to work public holidays where this may coincide with a rostered shift pattern.

Benefits include career development, flexible working, staff wellbeing programmes, staff awards and recognition scheme. We also have available benefits including cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

NWLP Induction

The NWLP induction will run on the first Monday of each month (provided it does not fall on a bank holiday) and includes laboratory training (for relevant laboratory roles). All new staff must attend the NWLP induction during their first week with NWLP.

For 2023, see below the start dates which you will be able to book once you have completed all your pre-employment checks.

  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 October 2023
  • 5 November 2023
  • 4 December 2023
Candidates are advised to consider these start dates before agreeing end of service date with their current employer.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Medical Laboratory Assistant
North West London Pathology
Thornton Heath, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
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