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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/07/2020.

Medical Technical Officer 1 (MTO1)

Job Reference: 425-A-20-42667

Employer:
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Chemistry
Location:
Sheffield
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

The Department of Clinical Chemistry comprises a team of 60 staff who are committed to delivering an efficient, high quality diagnostic service. It is a busy yet friendly department. We are looking for someone with 2 ‘A’-Levels in science (or equivalent) to join the team as a Band 3 Medical Technical Officer.

The successful candidate will be based in the Newborn Screening section of the laboratory, which in terms of the number of samples received is one of the largest newborn screening laboratories in the country. Duties will include sample reception, and the booking-in and processing of newborn screening bloodspot cards. These tasks must be performed in line with Standard Operating Procedures as it is essential that the correct result is reported on the correct sample.

Previous work experience in a laboratory is desirable although full training will be given. Applicants must have good communication and interpersonal skills.

The laboratory is based at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Trust is only one of three specialist NHS Trusts in England providing care exclusively to children and young people. The hospital is located close to the vibrant city centre which is home to several theatres. 

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust is currently one of five Trusts involved in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Transformation Programme. The aim is to design a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients and clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine solutions that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. The service will also be efficient and sustainable, encourage research and development in collaboration with Academia and Industry to improve health and innovation in the region and provide rewarding jobs and career opportunities for all staff.




All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.


Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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