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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/12/2020.

Associate Practitioner

Job Reference: 176-FISS-DC-2716021

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Rapid COVID-19 Testing Service
Peterborough City Hospital / Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Peterborough / Huntingdon
£21,892 - £24,157 Pay enhancements will be in line

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.

Are you patient focussed, with a keen interest/experience in a scientific environment? Would you like to join our team to deliver our new rapid COVID-19 testing service at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital, to ensure timely treatment and a safe environment for our patients and staff?

Applications for fixed term positions to the end of March 2021 are invited from motivated and energetic individuals to work alongside our point of care testing (POCT) and microbiology laboratory teams at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. NWAFT is a busy acute hospital Trust covering 3 hospital sites in the East of England.

Full training will be provided in the operation of state-of-the-art diagnostic analyser systems within a disciplined, scientific environment. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an organised, systematic approach to complex tasks that require extended periods of concentration and attention to detail. You will be required to participate in a 24/7 shift system to provide front line clinical staff with this essential diagnostic service.

Previous laboratory experience would be advantageous, but not essential. Experience of working to microbiological aseptic technique and using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays would be desirable. In addition to carrying out vital analytical procedures, team members will also require excellent IT and communication skills, and will be responsible for equipment maintenance, reagent management and system troubleshooting. The ability to work under pressure, either alone or as part of a team, is an essential part of this exciting and challenging role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Matthew Smith Job title Deputy Pathology Services Manager Email address Telephone number 01733 678613

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

If the post you have applied for requires a DBS check or you are an existing member of staff transferring to a role which requires a DBS or higher level than held you will be charged for the cost of the check. In submitting your application you authorise the Trust to deduct the cost of this check from your first months salary if appointed. The cost of the check is currently £44 for an enhanced check and £27 for a standard check.

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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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