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Medical Laboratory Assistant - Biochemical Genetics Unit

Job Reference: 180-B-191669

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Division B - Biochemical Genetics Unit
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
£18,813 to £20,795 p.a pro rata

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 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.

Motivated and enthusiastic applicants are invited to apply for the post of Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Band 3 to join our dynamic team of experienced Biomedical Scientists and Support staff. The post will be based in the Biochemical Genetics Unit in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The Biochemical Genetics Unit provides Newborn Blood Spot Screening for East Anglia, together with metabolic investigations for hospitals within this area and further afield. The laboratory team is committed to providing a friendly, responsive and efficient service, and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate their ability to be a team player.

You will be involved in a wide variety of duties including data entry using laboratory information management systems, pre-analytical technical duties such as sample centrifuging, pipetting & aliquoting and preparatory work. Other duties will include filing, housekeeping and other general laboratory duties in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice.

Previous laboratory experience would be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be provided.

As a minimum, candidates should have good GCSE’s in Science, English and Mathematics, be computer literate, possess good keyboard skills and a have a good basic education and the ability to work under pressure.

The HCPC accredited training laboratory at Addenbrooke's is busy and diverse, processing in excess of 7.5 million tests per year.

The closing date for this post will be the 10th November 2019.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kirsty Rowlandson, Advanced Biomedical Scientist, on 01223 216170 or

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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