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Support Worker

Job Reference: 370-AHP2MIC-1482

Employer:
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Microbiology
Location:
Warrington
Salary:
£17,460 to £18,702 pa

“Our Mission is to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other….


Support Worker

(rising to Band 3 on completion of specific competencies)

Applications are invited for the above post in the Microbiology Department at Warrington Hospital.

The Microbiology Department is equipped with a range of analysers including Panther, BacTAlert, VITEK2/VITEK MS and UF1000 and is fully computerised (CGM LAB International). In addition to routine Bacteriology, the Department is involved in the processing of samples for infectious disease investigation.

The Department processes approximately 220,000 samples per year and provides a comprehensive and high quality service to both hospital and community patients.

The post-holder will be required to assist the scientific staff in the processing and analysing of samples in accordance with agreed standards as set by United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) Ltd.

Participation in the out of hour’s rota will be required on completion of specific competencies.

 




This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

**Please provide e-mail addresses for referees as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process**.

Invitations to interview are sent to the e-mail address you use to apply. Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive an alert from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message.

All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

From 1st April 2016, a charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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