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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/10/2021.

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Job Reference: 415-Z21-615

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£18,546-£19,918 Per Annum Pro Rata

A position has become available for a Medical Laboratory Assistant in Pathology, NDDH. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and capable team player to join us as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) in the Blood Sciences Department.

Your role will involve supporting the Biomedical Scientists, working within specimen reception and in the laboratory, performing a variety of tasks associated with the processing of analytical samples including operation of laboratory equipment and dealing with telephone enquiries.

A significant amount of the work will involve working with computer systems and you will be expected to work in a diligent and efficient manner, especially when under pressure. Strong interpersonal skills are essential and there is a need to demonstrate good organisational skills. Previous laboratory experience would be advantageous.

In the additional information section of the application please write a short statement describing in your own words what you think the role of Medical Laboratory Assistant entails.

A visit to the laboratory is highly recommended for those interested in this post.

Please contact Lynda Sinclair (01271 322321 or or Helen Melville (01271 322344 or if you would like to have a look around, ask questions and get a feel of what the job entails.

Please note this advert may close early if there are a high number of applicants.

Closing Date: 29th 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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