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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2019.

Higher Healthcare Science Support Worker (MLA)

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-660

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Support
Arrow Park Hospital, Wirral
£18,813 - £20,795 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Higher Healthcare Science Support Worker

The Blood Sciences Department at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated Higher Healthcare Science Support Worker to join our team.

The successful candidate will be based within the main Blood Sciences laboratory at Arrowe Park Hospital but will be required to cover the satellite laboratory based at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre when necessary.

The post involves rotation throughout Specimen Reception, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Main duties include receiving, checking, prioritising and preparing specimens, maintaining and operating automated and semi-automated equipment, performing and reporting external quality assurance, carrying out audits, stock control, and analysing specimens under the supervision of a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.

The successful applicant must have good interpersonal and communication skills. High levels of concentration and attention to detail are required. Good time management skills and the ability to work well under minimal supervision are essential.

This post involves working 24/7 as part of a shift rota, including early mornings, late evenings, nights, weekends and Bank holidays.

The department is fully committed to continued professional development.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Fass on 0151 678 5111 extension 8353 or email

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