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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/07/2021.

Associate Practitioner (Band 4)

Job Reference: 470-21-153-TW

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Planned Care Division
Newport, Isle of Wight
Band 4

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We service a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

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Associate Practitioner – Blood Sciences

Band 4 - Full time Permanent Position

An opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 4 Associate Practitioner to join the team within Blood Sciences at St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight.

The ideal candidate will have previous laboratory experience in an area of Blood Sciences or Microbiology as well as an NVQ level 3 qualifications or equivalent in science, but applications would be welcomed from candidates with significant UK based laboratory experience.

Blood Sciences comprises Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood transfusion Laboratories. The department has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is fully computerised. Chemical Pathology is equipped with Beckman Coulter DxI and AU680 analysers and is about to go through an equipment refresh and Haematology is equipped with new DxH and ACL analysers. There is also a small manual section to provide other tests. This post is expected to join our existing Team of Associate Practitioners to provide 24/7 cover across Blood Sciences and Microbiology after training.

We are looking to appoint individuals who can contribute to the Service we provide to the residents of the Isle of Wight and its visitors and work proactively across the various pathology disciplines.

Interviews for this position will take place on 23.07.2021

The Blood Sciences Laboratory currently holds UKAS accreditation. The Department holds IBMS training status and offers Specialist Portfolio and apprenticeships.

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live and work with affordable housing and excellent links to the mainland.

For enquiries and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Peter Stockman, HOS or Emily White, TLM on 01983 822099 ext 3575 or via email or


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