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Medical Laboratory Assistant in Point of Care Testing

Job Reference: 415-J21-308

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£19,737- £21,142 Per Annum Pro Rata

Applications are invited for a Medical Laboratory Assistant in the Point of Care Testing Team based in the Pathology Department at the North Devon District Hospital.

The post is part time 18.75 hours per week Mon-Fri at AFC band 3.

The Point of Care Testing team consists of three staff that look after analytical equipment, primarily for NDHT but also other organisations e.g. GP's. The team provides general support, training, quality assurance and the associated administration for a range of equipment e.g. blood gas analysers and blood glucose monitors.

Previous experience is not essential, as training will be provided, but neatness, an attention to detail and good communication skills are required and keyboard skills would be an advantage.

The applicant will be expected to work with biological material.

Closing Date: 28th June 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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