Medical Laboratory Assistant POCT

Manchester University
Wythenshawe, Wythenshawe
Competitive salary
05 Apr 2021
09 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Point of Care Testing

Band 3 - Salary £19,737 - £21,142

Permanent Full time 37.5 hours per week - Core hours

Are you enthusiastic and aspire to join one of the biggest Trusts in England? Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust continues to advance through large scale transformation, combining leadership and a prevailing culture for improvement to ensure a safer more consistent hospital care for the people living in the City of Manchester, working together as together care matters.

The Point of Care department resides within one of the largest Biochemistry departments in the country and we are looking for an enthusiastic, aspirational and highly motivated Medical Laboratory Assistant to join our Point of Care Testing team at the Wythenshawe site.

Point of Care Testing resides within the Directorate Department of Biochemistry, under the Division of Laboratory Medicine and we are looking for an enthusiastic, aspirational and highly motivated Medical Laboratory Assistant to join our POCT team. We have opportunities at our Wythenshawe site which together with Oxford Road Campus and Trafford form one of the largest NHS Biochemistry Laboratories in the country. Wythenshawe site became the second laboratory in the country to achieve UKAS accreditation to POCT 22870 in September 2018 and following a resource expansion, we are looking for candidates with knowledge in POCT and an interest in quality to assist in building on our excellence and sustain and expand our accreditation across all MFT sites going forward.

The successful candidates will support the delivery and development of both new and existing POCT services across MFT ensuring that the service is safe, cost effective and complies with current POCT UKAS standards. You will join the Lead POCT Coordinator, a team of Senior and Specialist Biomedical Scientists and support staff to assist in the day to day running of POCT across the Trust.

The post will be based at the Wythenshawe site; however, you will be expected to attend the other sites for meetings and service requirements.

POCT, NHS laboratory and hospital experience are desirable, however, full training will be provided. Candidates must be in possession of an appropriate science NVQ level3, HCS Apprenticeship level 2 certificate of achievement level1 or equivalent experience.

Although the post is core hours and does not include shift work, there may be exceptional circumstances where you may be asked to alter your working pattern as a result of an urgent service need.

The department has full HCPC training status for pre and post registration IBMS portfolios and full ISO 15189 accreditation and 22870 accreditation for the Wythenshawe site.

So, join us and you'll discover more ways to make progress. We want talented people from all backgrounds to choose to join our diverse teams, and so we'll support your work-life balance with flexible and agile working options. And, with the best of both inner city and country living on our doorstep, you can enjoy a better quality of life too.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDeepika PatelJob titlePOCT co-ordinatorEmail addressdeepika.patel@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 291 4781

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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