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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/08/2021.

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Job Reference: 415-J21-392

Employer:
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Department:
Microbiology
Location:
Barnstaple
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

The purpose of the job is to assist the biomedical scientists by way of carrying out procedures in order aid the provision of a high quality Microbiology service at North Devon District Hospital.

The Medical Laboratory Assistant will be based in the North Devon District Hospital.

The post holder will fulfil all tasks and work as part of the Microbiology team. To meet the needs of the service, the post holder may be required to work in other areas as appropriate as directed by the line manager. The position will include rotational weekend working followed by time off in lieu, and public holiday work. Flexibility to cover sickness and annual leave is essential.

Working patterns are currently in review and may alter.

Closing Date: 8th August 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.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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