Medical Laboratory Assistant BANK
Medical Laboratory Assistant (Ref:2840)
Bank Hours Available
Band 3 - Salary Range GBP19,945 - GBP21,947 per annum pro rata
In addition to salary, all posts qualify for a Distant Islands Allowance of GBP1,841 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).
We are looking for an individual who would like to join the NHS Shetland staff bank to work with us on an ad-hoc basis, covering holiday and other absences. The hours of work will be within Monday-Friday 0 with the possibility of some Saturday morning working.
Working in the Laboratory Specimen Reception Department, you will work as part of a small team receiving and preparing clinical specimens for analysis. You will register patient related information onto our Laboratory Information System and other manual systems whilst dealing with telephone and face to face queries from our service users. In addition, this varied role will see you handling and disposal of biological waste, receiving and monitoring of laboratory supplies, carrying out routine safety and quality checks on point-of-care analysers used by others across various hospital departments, performing cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment and performing basic patient sample testing appropriate to proven levels of competence.
Bank positions usually end up getting permanent part time positions in the laboratory.
You will need Standard Grades or equivalent and will possess good IT skills. Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment are key to succeeding in this role.
You will be expected to comply with the Induction Standards and Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers within 3 months of commencing your role - details can be viewed on orfor an informal discussion or for a tour around the laboratory.
Closing date: 19th August 2019
Interview date: 5th September 2019
Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:
External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employeeor registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:-
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In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.