Applications are invited for a Medical Laboratory Assistant in Cellular Pathology to join the friendly team who provide the histology and non-gynaecological service for our area. The successful candidate will gain some great experience whilst working in our busy laboratory at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site. We process around 32,000 histology and 2,000 non-gynaecological requests per annum.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Biomedical Scientists and other colleagues to assist in the provision of a diagnostic service. Duties are varied and will include tasks of a practical nature for which a high level of manual dexterity, neatness and prolonged concentration is needed. You will need to be comfortable with the handling and disposal of human tissue. This post also includes data entry, filing of microscope slides, maintenance of laboratory equipment and assisting the Consultant Histopathologists and Specialist Biomedical Scientists during specimen examination and dissection.
Attention to detail, data entry experience and accurate keyboard skills are essential for this position. You must have a good general education up to GCSE including Maths, English and Science (grades 9 - 4 or equivalent), previous experience in a laboratory environment would be advantageous however training will be provided.
Working for our organisation
Cellular Pathology is rapidly changing, this is an exciting time to join the department as we have just installed new laboratory equipment to modernise and digitalise our services. The department can be extremely busy at times; if you are looking for a challenge and enjoy a varied workload, this is the ideal job for you.
Our laboratory hours are currently Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 5.15pm.
Please note this is an entry level position and not suitable for Biomedical Science graduates wishing to complete the IBMS Registration Portfolio.