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Biomedical Assistant

Job Reference: 358-1719833-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Pathology (Cellular Pathology)
Leicester Royal Infirmary, rotation to Glenfield Hospital or Leicester General Hospital may be required, Leicester
£16,698 to £19,852 per an


Area of Work: Cellular Pathology (Histopathology)

Employer: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Working pattern: Bank (Zero Hours) Contract

Typically 7.5 hours/day within the period 08.00 to 18.00 - after training

Current working days are Monday to Friday

Additional hours on Saturday may be available



Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to become a valued member of a vital health care team?


The Department of Cellular Pathology provides a diagnostic service to the Hospitals and General Practitioners in Leicestershire. The department is a busy one, receiving approximately 60,000 specimens per year and has a number of full-time permanent and fixed-term biomedical assistant vacancies.


As a Bank Biomedical Assistant you will be part of a professional team and will assist scientific and medical staff in our laboratories at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General and Glenfield hospitals. Main duties will involve specimen reception, data entry, preparation of samples and general housekeeping tasks in this important aspect of healthcare. Previous experience of laboratory work is not required as full training will be given.


The successful candidate will have a broad general education to GCSE level or equivalent and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Every specimen requires the same high level of attention to detail and care so experience in high volume, repetitive working environments will be a distinct advantage. The role requires a good level of manual dexterity, knowledge of computers and a proven ability to learn new skills.


For further details or an informal discussion please contact Caroline Whiteley or Diana Cullen on 0116 258 6591


This application will close once sufficient applications have been received.

This can happen quickly, therefore early application is advised.




For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Whiteley or Diana Cullen on 0116 258 6591

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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