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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/05/2019.

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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-06120

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 General Pathology (916308)
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

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Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer, aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities . All appointments will be made on merit.

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The Pathology Department at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic Medical Laboratory Assistants. The laboratory is housed within a purpose built facility in the New Children’s Health Park which opened in September 2015. Alder Hey is an international center of excellence, treating more than 250,000 children a year and is one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Europe. We have two posts, one full time post based in our sample reception, where you will be working as part of the sample reception team, there will also be a requirement to rotate through all four pathology disciplines. The second part time post will be permanently based in our Biochemistry department. Duties include the sorting and separating of pathological samples, basic sample processing, loading analysers, data entry and general housekeeping. The successful candidates must be well organised with the ability to follow laboratory procedures accurately. You should have a good basic standard of education plus excellent keyboard skills, previous laboratory experience would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given on appointment. You will also need a flexible approach to work to support the extended working day in place within the laboratory. This is a band 3 role however candidates with no prior experience will be considered for appointment at band 2 rising to band 3 on achievement of required competencies. To arrange a visit or for further information contact: Mr Marc Seddon, Specimen Reception Manager 0151 252 5254 Or Christine Hill, Pathology Department Manager 0151 293 3542 Closing date: 1 week after publication or sooner if the number applicants is high. Interview date: TBA but will be 2-3 weeks after closing date.

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

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