Band 2 Medical Laboratory Assistant – Biochemistry (Blood Sciences)

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  • Proposed Salary £21,374 £22,742 A Year
  • Career Level Assistant
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Healthcare
  • Qualifications Associate Degree
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Job Description

Biochemistry Department, Blood Sciences

Queen’s Hospital, Romford & King George Hospital, Ilford.

37.5 hours per week – Shift work , Hours 8:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday including weekends & Bank holidays

Key requirements:
Proven typing skills, speed and accuracy
Good communication skills, both written and verbal
Satisfactory performance at mathematics and English at secondary school level or equivalent
Attention to detail
We are looking for someone to support the work of our friendly but busy Blood Sciences department based across 2 sites at Queen’s and King George Hospitals. This post is based at Queens Hospital, but all staff must be prepared to work at either site if required. The successful candidate will join our team in sorting, labelling and preparing patient samples (mainly blood), entering patient data into the Pathology computer system, filing reports and handling telephone enquiries.

Good typing skills are essential as a large part of the workload is to input patient information accurately into the pathology computer system.

This job would suit a local person with some previous experience of office tasks, such as typing, filing and reception duties and who can demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail. In house training will be provided for sample handling and data entry. No laboratory experience is required. Satisfactory performance in mathematics and English at secondary school level or equivalent is required. All work will be carried out under the supervision of qualified staff.

This post is not suitable for people with degree level qualifications as there is no career progression in this role and it is not a laboratory training post.

Both hospitals offer a pleasant working environment and are well served by several bus routes and mainline stations nearby.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Malcolm Patten, Lead Biomedical Scientist on 01708 435000 Ext 2637 or e-mail: [email protected]

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 months probationary period. This will give new staff members an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Department on 01708 435000 ext. 2826. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

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