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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2020.

Assistant Technical Officer - Peterborough

Job Reference: 176-FISS--HH-2609694

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough
£19,737 - £21,142 pa

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

Assistant Technical Officer

Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology (Peterborough Site)

Pay Band 3

37.5 hours per week (1.0 WTE)

This Assistant Technical Officer post offers an exciting opportunity to develop your laboratory skills in Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology. Our laboratory is in a modern, purpose built City hospital that first opened in 2010. The department is staffed by a team of friendly and highly motivated BMS’s and ATO support workers, dealing with approximately one million samples per year. The laboratory has recently undergone an extensive equipment refresh to install new ‘state of the art’ kit, and is furnished with the typical equipment associated with a large DGH Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology department.

You will be responsible for receipt of pathology specimens and preparation for analysis. Also you will be running the analysers, including completing any required maintenance and processing patients samples, under the guidance of biomedical scientists. You will assist in the development of trainee staff within a progressive department where active participation in developing our service is encouraged.

You will also need to be enthusiastic, highly motivated, flexible and have good attention to detail. The ideal candidate will also be computer literate and familiar with working to ISO15189 standards. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in a rota which provides extended hours support for the laboratory service.

We are an IBMS accredited training laboratory committed to education, training and clinical excellence. We offer excellent training programmes for IBMS registration and specialist portfolios and beyond. All staff are actively encouraged to develop themselves and assist in the education of others. If you are in the process of working towards your IBMS registration portfolio then you may be considered for this post (please state on application).

The department has a strong ethos of quality management, with Peterborough City Hospital being the first NHS laboratories to gain single UKAS/ISO15189:2012 accreditation across the whole Pathology department. We are a progressive laboratory where individuals are actively encouraged to have involvement in the continual improvement and development of our service.

The Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology laboratory at Peterborough City Hospital is part of the recently formed North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. Peterborough, the green city of the East of England, offers a thriving city with a rich history and very affordable living. Peterborough also boasts excellent transport links. There are regular trains to London and we are in close proximity to the A1, A47 and A14 for easy commuting into/out of the city, as well as easy access to Cambridge, and the rest of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmily GrahamJob titleSenior Biomedical ScientistEmail addressemilygraham2@nhs.netTelephone number01733 678458

During COVID-19 the Trust follows the latest government guidelines on social distancing and can offer both face to face and electronic interviews.

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.Our employee benefits include:

  • excellent pension, maternity and sick pay schemes
  • access to inhouse physiotherapy services
  • family friendly working patterns
  • subsidised restaurant & car parking
  • retail & leisure discounts

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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.

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