Bank Medical Laboratory Assistant - Pathology - COVID-19 in London

Job description

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This includes an "Outstanding" rating for our Urgent and Emergency Services.

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

The trust is an active partner in bringing different services together across City and Hackney to provide integrated care closer to home.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

The Role

You will join a team of MLA's who provide essential technical, clerical and administrative support to the scientific staff in the Blood Sciences laboratory and across Pathology.


You will assist Biomedical Scientists to provide an efficient and high-quality diagnostic service. You will efficiently and accurately record all clinical specimens onto the Laboratory Information System, and you will support the laboratory team by preparing and processing clinical specimens for examination and you will be trained to operate a range of automated analysers.


Some previous work experience in a diagnostic laboratory is not essential for this role but would be an advantage. The successful applicants will also need to be team players with good analytical, organizational, time management, I.T, communication /interpersonal skills; and great attention to detail.


The successful applicants will be provided with training as a bank shift worker and be expected to work shift patterns to cover 24/7 over the equivalent of 37.5 hrs a week on the monthly/annual roster. The applicants are required to attend work on day shifts to maintain essential training and competency in line with service quality standards. Some Sunday / Bank Holiday working may also be required in line with the needs of the service.


**Closing date is indicative only and this advertisement may close earlier than the date advertised when sufficient applications have been received. **


Previous applicants need not apply.

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