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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/07/2021.

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Band 3

Job Reference: 323-KPH602

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
HPV Screening (Cytology)
Lyne Chertsey KT16 0PZ UK
£20,771 - £22,199 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Cytology department HPV Screening laboratory MLA 37.5 hours per week

Band 3

The Surrey Pathology Services Cytology department based at St Peters hospital is seeking an enthusiastic members of staff to join our HPV Screening laboratory team.

The successful candidates will:

    • Work in the busy HPV Screening laboratory located in the Pathology suite at St Peters Hospital.
    • Be a key part of the team supporting our new HPV primary testing service that delivers cervical screening across the south east and south central screening regions.
    • Be responsible for the testing of cervical screening samples using complex automated equipment and the production and staining of microscope slides for Cytology screening.

Previous experience of working in a Pathology laboratory or other NHS post would be advantageous for this position though not essential as full training will be given.

The Cytology department is open between the hours of 07.00 and 19.00 Monday to Friday and this post is full time (37.5 hours per week) with duty times based on a rota system.


For further information, please contact either:

    • Steve Blackman Lead Biomedical Scientist on 01932 723542 or email
    • Chris Couch Senior Biomedical Scientist on 01932 726729 or email

Where to find us:

Our main sites are Ashford Hospital, TW15 3AA near to Heathrow Airport and St Peter’s Hospital, KT16 0RQ which is close to junction 11, M25. We also operate services at Woking Bradley Unit and Milford Hospital. A free shuttle bus service operates between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals.

Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be transferred into our third party recruitment system, the HireLab. You will receive an email inviting you to log into the HireLab and you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


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