Pre-Analytical Supervisor

University Hospitals o
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicestershire
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

Job Details

" We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance".

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Pre-Analytical Supervisor in the busy Specimen Reception & Data Input areas of the combined Haematology and Biochemistry departments (Blood Sciences) within Pathology at University Hospitals of Leicester. The role will require the candidate to work at all three UHL sites of the LRI, GGH, and LGH.

This is not a Biomedical Scientist training post and therefore not a ideal position for trainee biomedical scientists.

Providing support for the smooth running of the laboratory, your duties will include:
Receipt of Pathology samples prior to analysis which involves manual handling.

Inputting of data from patient request forms onto the system.

The post will also involve a number of general administration and housekeeping duties.

There is also an element of manual dexterity required in this role
Supervisory responsibilities of staff.

Training other team members in all duties of Specimen Reception
Some basic laboratory duties.

The Pathology Laboratory is open 24/7 including nightshifts and weekend working and you will be contracted to work shifts within this period. You will be required to work on 24/7 contract including weekends and nights.

The successful applicant will be educated to GCSE level or have equivalent experience, have an excellent manner and possess good keyboard skills with previous experience involving a keen attention to detail.

Highly organised and conscientious, you have the ability to plan and organise your own work, and to adapt flexibly when circumstances change. A dedicated team member, you will bring a pleasant and helpful approach to your dealings with patients, visitors and staff, both face-to-face and on the telephone. In return for your commitment you will be a valuable member of team helping to deliver high quality patient care across the Trust and wider community.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Staples - Specimen reception Manager

0116 2586570

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Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

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