Medical Laboratory Assistant - Band 2/3

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Band 2/3 Bristol, England

North Bristol NHS Trust
Full Time Bristol, England 20270 - 23177 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Pathology Sciences (Band 2-3)

We are looking for applicants for the above posts. We have both full-time and part-time (evening) hours available.

Full-time appointments will commence at Band 2, progressing to Band 3 after a minimum period of 6 months and on successful completion of further training. There will be a requirement to work a range of shifts, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

Part-time hours will be at Band 2 with a requirement to work from 17:00 - 22:00 weekdays but will also include weekend and bank holiday daytime hours on a rota basis.

The successful candidates will be working as part of a team providing support to the Pathology Blood Sciences Laboratory which is based in our purpose built accommodation at Southmead Hospital.

Postholders must be able to work as an effective team member, have good data input skills, remain calm under pressure, have a good telephone manner and be able to deal with healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public in a discreet and professional manner.

Please note this is primarily a data input role with some handling of pathology specimens required. This is not a training post and does not support completion of the HCPC Portfolio.

Main duties will include:

  • Data input of patient details and test request information
  • Sorting, preparation and processing of clinical samples for biological testing
  • Assisting with Telephone Helpdesk enquiries
  • Communicating test results to appropriate healthcare professionals.
Both full-time and part-time posts have a requirement to work a range of shifts, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

There may also be the opportunity to work occasional nightshifts by prior agreement.

Initial training will take place during dayshift hours.

This advert may close early, if we have received a sufficient amount of applications. Therefore you are highly advised to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

The Blood Sciences Sample Reception team support the working of the Blood Sciences Automated Laboratory. We have approximately 30 members of staff within our reception team who work across a variety of shifts to provide 24/7 support to the Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology laboratories.

The postholder will work under the direction of senior staff to work as part of a team to provide 24/7 support to the Blood Sciences laboratory. The post will primarily operate in Sample Reception, providing data input and pre-analytical support.

The postholder must be able to deal with confidential information appropriately, be able to work accurately and to deadlines and be able to work with minimum supervision.

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Band 2/3
North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol, United Kingdom
Andrea Young
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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