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Biomedical Assistant - Band 3

Job Reference: 218-LH-ACS-1909347

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
UHCW NHS Trust, Coventry
£18, 813 - £20,795 per anum

Applications are invited from anyone who is interested in joining our excellent team in the Cellular Pathology Department. The Histology laboratory is based at University Hospital and provides diagnostic pathology for the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services.

Biomedical Assistants provide a back-up service for the technical staff. Their role involves handling and processing biopsy and other tissue samples from patients, including embedding and microtomy of tissue samples; filing and retrieving new and archive material, equipment cleaning and other general laboratory work. Your duties would also include entering information onto the laboratory computer system.

You should have a good general education, with numeracy and literacy skills, as well as some experience of working with computers. You should be able to cope with working to deadlines in a very busy environment.

Any relevant experience of hospital work would be desirable, but not essential, as all necessary training will be provided.

The Cellular Pathology service is a rapidly expanding part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Network, which is based on the hospital sites at Coventry (University Hospital), Nuneaton (George Eliot Hospital) and Warwick (South Warwickshire Hospital). It offers a comprehensive range of Pathology services to a population of approximately 1 million Coventry and Warwickshire residents and has a close relationship with the Medical school at Warwick University. The network offers an excellent opportunity to those seeking employment in a modern, innovative and high-profile organisation.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders.

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.

Please note:

This is a full time position and successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in the shift system we have running between 7am and 6pm.

We currently 3 shifts : 7am-3pm, 8am-4pm and 10am-6pm (currently 1 week in 5 late shifts, 1 week in 5 early shifts).

CWPS is currently moving towards 7 day working so please also be aware there may be an extension of the working day and possible weekend working.


Important Note:

This is NOT a trainee Biomedical Scientist post. This position will not result in admission to the IMBS portfolio.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jason Pope, Chinedum Okpokiri,

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace; all applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming response, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are identified as the successful applicant and are currently not being paid by the Trust (new starter), depending on you level of exposure with patients you may be required to undertake a Standard or Enhanced DBS. The cost of this check will be charged to you and will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment at the current rate.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via email. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful with that specific application.

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