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Medical Laboratory Assistant

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North East Essex and Suffolk Pathology Services
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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North East Essex and Suffolk Pathology Services
£15,404 - £ 18,157 per annum pro rata
22/02/2018 23:59

North East Essex and Suffolk Pathology services are a partnership of Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk hospitals that was formed on 5 May 2017. Our vision is to deliver innovative, high-performing pathology that is focused on our customers and delivers high quality and fully compliant services. Our partnership is clinically led and designed to achieve the benefits of scale that can be achieved by three hospitals working together, while remaining close enough to our customers to meet their needs and support the excellent clinical care provided by our hospitals. .

This post is based in Blood Sciences at West Suffolk Hospital.

The role: We are looking for a dedicated staff who understand the changing services of pathology and represent the new service going forward. The successful applicant will be required to participate in all shifts to support the 24/7 service. 

The post holder:

1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role and be educated in GCSE Maths and English (A-C) or equivalent.

2 Willingness to undertake cross training to extend skill set to deliver role with the ability to be flexible and respond to the needs of the service.

3 Good communication and IT skills

4 Demonstrable interpersonal skills – must be able demonstrate working as part of a team and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

5 High level of accuracy and attention to detail

6 Integrity and personal credibility putting the patient first in everything that is undertaken.

Location: Blood Sciences, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmonds

It is not essential to this role that the applicant has extensive knowledge of pathology as training will be given but some knowledge may be advantageous. The nature of this role requires extensive team working, excellent customer service skills and applicants are required to demonstrate the required personal qualities within their applications.

Interviews will take place TBC


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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Sarah Stalley 01473 703707

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