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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/11/2020.

Biomedical Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2570852-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Microbiology, UHL
Virology, Clinical Microbiology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£18,005 - £19,337 pro rata, per annum

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals for the position of Biomedical Assistant (BMA – Band 2) in Microbiology. You will be working in Virology within the Department of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, UHL NHS Trust; one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. The department is UKAS accredited.

We have a requirement for a person to assist in the smooth delivery and administration of the daily technical work of the virology department

Our aim is to find a hardworking, conscientious and well organized individual to perform housekeeping duties and contribute to general laboratory work. This involves registration, receipt, preparation and processing of clinical, microbiological specimens, computer data entry, equipment maintenance, some office duties and stock control, etc. Prior microbiology laboratory or data entry/office experience would be an advantage; however, full training will be given. The post will involve some light manual handling duties and require good manual dexterity.

You should have the ability to plan, multitask and organise your own work, and to adapt flexibly when circumstances change. A dedicated team member with ability to communicate and listen effectively, you will bring a pleasant and helpful approach both face-to-face and on the telephone.

The successful applicant will be educated to minimum of GCSE level and possess good keyboard skills with previous experience involving a keen attention to detail.

The service currently operates 7 days a week between 7am to 10.00pm. These hours could change in future.

Please note that this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient numbers of applications are received. If you are interested in this post we advise that you apply as soon as possible

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Carina Bradle yJob title Team Leader Email address Telephone number 0116 2586522

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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