Medical Laboratory Assistant (higher level)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
17 May 2020
15 Jun 2020

Job Description

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together- safe, kind, excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Pathology Blood Sciences is looking to recruit an experienced Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) to support Immunology Specimen Reception.

Working alongside the Biomedical Scientist Team, you will be required to support the day to day activities of Specimen Reception with a focus on workflow and staff coordination.

You will have the following capabilities/experience:
  • Possess good communication and organisational skills.
  • Have demonstrable experience in leading staff through team coordination and trouble shooting.
  • Be fully competent in Specimen Reception procedures.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Have a positive approach towards service development

Immunology Specimen Reception is responsible for handling a range of pre and post analytical services in the Clinical Immunology Laboratory. This includes but is not limited to sorting, quality assuring, booking and transporting patient samples for onward testing. It is a fast paced environment with a demand for accuracy and efficiency of data input. Further responsibilities include assisting the Biomedical Scientist Team in routine laboratory bench work under direct supervision.

You will be a responsible member of the MLA team, helping to coordinate day to day activities andmaintainingdelivery of a 12 hour, 6 days per week service, reinforcing and promoting the professional image of CUH Blood Sciences. To achieve this you will be supervised by a senior, working together withthe 4 other MLA team members tosupport the scientific staff group of around 30 members.

So, if you are the type of engaged, flexible and professional person we are looking for; apply now and take the first step in starting a rewarding and challenging career in Immunology Specimen Reception.

Closing date 31st May 2020

Interview are due to be held on 11th June 2020

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Ref: B200532

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