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Bank Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 421-LTUC-1466B

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate District Hospital, Harrogate
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust cares for the population in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds. We also provide children’s services in the North East in County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.

The department of Microbiology, at Harrogate & District hospital is looking for Assistant Practitioners to primarily carry out specimen processing for the COVID-19 PCR testing laboratory. Harrogate District Hospital Laboratory is part of the Integrated Pathology Solutions Microbiology team. Integrated Pathology Solutions LLP is an innovative joint-venture pathology service between Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This partnership delivers a high quality pathology service through collaboration between three Trusts for the benefit of patient and service users but the successful candidate will be employed directly by the NHS as a Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust employee.

There are 4 fixed term contracts (fixed term for 6 months which may be extended by a further 6 months depending on the ongoing COVID pandemic situation and our response to the testing requirements for this).

The department is operating two shifts: Early 09:00 am - 16.00 pm and Late 15:30 – 22:30 pm. A rolling shift pattern of three days on followed by three days off will be fixed and will also involve a mix of early and late shifts for all 4 Practitioners.

The team at Harrogate is small and friendly requiring a high degree of team work and co-operation from its members so candidates should be prepared to be part of the close knit environment fostered in the department.

We are looking for an individual with a positive can-do attitude, who demonstrates this through commitment to the role, passion for patient care and who enjoys working as part of a team. Working in our team of dedicated employees you’ll help us provide diagnostic results in a professional manner reflecting our core values and beliefs.

Particular qualities we are looking for include:

  1. A passion for delivering excellent results and an eye for detail
  2. Energy and determination
  3. Flexibility
  4. Positive, can do attitude
  5. Great team player

Some of the benefits of working with us are support through your personal development, guidance through learning new skills and knowledge plus generous holiday entitlements and national NHS staff discount.

Please note these roles are available to UK residents only.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLucy JenkinsonEmail addresslucy.jenkinson@nhs.netTelephone number01423 553076

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, physical or mental health condition, addiction or other healthcare need.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates, as the employing body will, in those circumstances, be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test requirements, as required by UKVI. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates, on their application.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you automatically authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, should you be appointed.

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.

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