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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/10/2021.

Medical Laboratory Assistant (Point of Care Testing)

Job Reference: 415-L21-608

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our Point of Care Testing team within the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust Pathology Department.

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.

This post is for 30 hours Mon-Fri flexibly worked to meet the requirements of the service, e.g. 6 hours a day.

Closing Date: 26th October 2021.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

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.

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