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Associate Practitioner (Genetic Technologist)

Job Reference: 339-JPW0981

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead, Bristol
£21,089 – £23,761 per an

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

Bristol Genetics Laboratory

Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Associate Practitioner (Genetic Technologist) Band 4


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Practitioner (Genetic Technologist Band 4) to join our large and friendly laboratory, which provides a comprehensive laboratory diagnostic genetics service.

Applicants are required to work as part of a team to provide a broad range of technical support under the supervision of senior scientific staff. The work is varied and includes sample processing, data entry and assistance with specialised analytical techniques. The main attribute required is a conscientious and careful approach to technical work. This post will include some basic genetic analysis.

A good standard of general education and a foundation level degree in a science subject are required. All necessary training will be given.

We are a large, well-equipped laboratory and carry out investigations for a range of referrals including prenatal, postnatal and oncology diagnosis.

The successful candidate will be expected to work 37½ hours per week full-time over seven days of the week including participation in weekend and public holiday working on a rota basis.

Please note that this advert may close early in the event of high numbers of applicants so you are advised to apply promptly.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jennifer Glauert -

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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