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Senior Healthcare Science Assistant

Job Reference: 317-2020-52-043

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 CRF SBRU 537000
Location:
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre Research Team as a Senior Healthcare Science Assistant , based at the Freeman Hospital.

The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research team is an early phase oncology research centre.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

A Senior Healthcare Science Assistant (HSA) is part of a clinical support team whose purpose is to provide timely and accurate high quality scientific information

Responsibilities

  • To assist in the preparation of specimens for analysis, including the separation of blood, serum and plasma, and the cataloguing and storage of specimens.
  • Entering requests into the laboratory computer system.
    • To carry out, under direct or indirect supervision, some laboratory diagnostic tests and the operation of laboratory equipment. This may be in the laboratory or in Point of Care Testing environments such as wards an clinics where supervision and advice may be available by telephone or electronic means.
    • To order blood products from the National Blood Authority and to transfer blood stocks as appropriate under the supervision of a senior member staff.
    • To label and issue patient intended blood/blood products.
    • To assist in the department Quality Assurance programmes
    • To work in compliance with local health and safety rules to ensure a safe working environment for you, colleagues and visitors. To adhere to department and Trust Health and Safety policies (including COSHH, Risk assessments and Standard Operating Procedures) and to report any non-compliances to a senior member of staff.
    • Answering telephone enquiries and retrieving results in accordance with the standard operational procedure.

     

    Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for the essential and desirable criteria for the role.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Chambers

0191 2139215

helen.chambers8@nhs.net

 




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