Healthcare Scientist - Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Department Cellular Pathology
  • Salary £19,737 - £21,142 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/10/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3 subject to banding
  • Job ref 223-MLT-553
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time: 37.5 hours per week
  • Contact Amanda Rainbow
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 261168 OR 01743 261000 ext 3356

**Banding subject to A4C**

We are looking to recruit a Medical Laboratory Technician in Cellular Pathology. You will support our friendly team to provide the best possible service to patients across the region. Cellular Pathology is a busy department, it receives around 35000 histopathology and non-gynaecological requests each year and performs over 100000 tests. It is essential that the candidate has significant experience of working in Cellular Pathology.

The role primarily involves working within the histopathology section of the laboratory. The successful candidate will be working alongside Biomedical Scientists and Pathologists; the ability to work well in a team is of paramount importance.  The successful candidate will be required to have good communication and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure.  They will be expected to provide training and support for the MLA team, trainee biomedical scientists and associate practitioners in their area. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a willingness to improve processes within the lab and contribute to the continual improvement of the department.

Excellent IT skills are a requirement for this post, the department is about to install a computerised workflow tracking solution and slide scanners which will be maintained by the MLT team.  This is part of a wide scale project to digitalise Histopathology across the a West Midlands.

Duties will also include: checking of details on request forms and samples, recording patient details on the laboratory computer system, recording sample descriptions at dissection, embedding tissue samples and performing microtomy. Good manual dexterity is essential for this role. 

Continuing education is encouraged and we support CPD. The Candidate will ideally possess the IBMS Certificate of Achievement part 1. The department is approved for training by the IBMS/HCPC and is UKAS accredited to ISO15189:2012.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week between 8.00 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. There is a requirement to work a Saturday shift (approximately 1 in 4) when needed.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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