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Biomedical Assistant (BMA)

Job Reference: 358-1705027-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Pathology - Clinical Microbiology
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£17,652 to £19,020 per an

1 x Permanent Post

1 x 12 Month Fixed Term Post

Full time and Part time considered

Biomedical Assistant (BMA) Clinical Microbiology laboratory

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals for the position of Biomedical Assistant (BMA – Band 2) in Microbiology. You will be working in Virology within the Department of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, UHL NHS Trust; one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. The department is UKAS accredited.

We have a requirement for a person to assist in the smooth delivery and administration of the daily technical work of the virology department

Our aim is to find a hardworking, conscientious and well organized individual to perform housekeeping duties and contribute to general laboratory work. This involves registration, receipt, preparation and processing of clinical, microbiological specimens, computer data entry, equipment maintenance, some office duties and stock control, etc. Prior microbiology laboratory or data entry/office experience would be an advantage; however, full training will be given. The post will involve some light manual handling duties

Applicants must have good attention to detail, a willingness to learn, effective communication skills, an ability to prioritise work and demonstrate a desire to contribute towards developing our services.

An informal laboratory visit is highly recommended for those shortlisted.

For further details / informal visits contact:

An informal laboratory visit is highly recommended for those shortlisted.

Mrs Daxa Patel 0116 258 6541 email:

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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