An amazing opportunity to provide a safe, clean and well-maintained department in co-operation with other laboratory staff, enabling the department to provide a high quality and efficient diagnostic service to patients and medical staff.
To work as part of a team of Biomedical Scientists, Associate Practitioners, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Histopathologists and Support Staff to deliver, within budget, a patient-orientated medical laboratory service to contribute to efficient and effective care.
- Maintain a safe and clean working environment, dispose of waste, monitor basic laboratory equipment and prepare reagents;
- Undertake all pre-analytical preparation of clinical specimens according to departmental policies and procedures as appropriate to branding;
- Undertake defined routine equipment maintenance procedures as scheduled;
- Undertake pre-analytical sample quality checks;
- Undertake post-analytical storage of clinical specimens and appropriate filing of slides and paraffin wax tissue blocks;
- To ensure adequate suppliers of in-use materials/reagents;
- Undertake the retrieval of stored specimens for additional work or for multi-disciplinary team meetings.
- Enter patient and test information onto the laboratory information system in an accurate and timely manner;
- Be able to perform accurate data entry duties using the Pathology IT system;
- To ensure compliance with good work practices required for the standards of Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) and UKAS ISO150189;
- To comply with local and national policies for the safe, secure and confidential processing, and storage of patient and other laboratory information.
- Resolve day-today problems in an efficient manner;
- To comply with Laboratory Standard operating Procedures accurately;
- To comply with relevant Trust and departmental policies and procedures e.g. H&S, Essential Skills, Dress Code etc;
- Attend departmental meetings as required and actively participate;
- Participate in the departmental rota to maintain skills and be prepared to transfer to another duty at short notice to cover staff absence;
- To co-operate with other departmental and hospital staff to promote awareness of the professional image of Pathology throughout the Trust;
- To participate in an annual appraisal and personal development review;
- Any other duties as directed.
- Evidence of ability to work using own initiative and without supervision;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Demonstration of manual dexterity through previous employment/interests;
- Demonstration of good numerical skills through previous employment/interests;
- Good manual co-ordination;
- Conscientious, methodical approach to duties with an attention to detail.
- Ability to demonstrate confidentiality and trustworthiness;
- A willingness to be flexible and part of a team;
- Ability to juggle many priorities at one time, whilst remaining calm;
- Prepared to handle clinical samples;
- An understanding of the political sensitivities of the Trust;
- Ability to demonstrate a high degree of concentration with attention to detail;
- Deal calmly and politely with members of hospital staff who are working in areas of extreme pressure;
- Good communication & interpersonal skills;
- Ability to be a proactive team-player.
- Good general education including GCSE (or equivalent) English Language & Maths;
- Experience with electronic handling of data with good keyboard skills;
- GCSE or equivalent in Science is desirable.
Qualifications to be Gained:
- A level 2 Healthcare Assistant;
- Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
- Off the job training will also be required.
- Candidates who show commitment to the Apprenticeship will have the potential to progress within the Hospital.
- £138.75 per week
- 37.5 hours per week;
- Monday – Friday.
Possible Start Date:
- 19th November 2018.