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COVID-19 Vacancy Biomedical Support Worker

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
Pathology
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 2
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months (Contract ending December 2021)
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-CHW0013
Town
Southampton
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
24/01/2021 23:59

We have an exciting opportunity for Biomedical Support Workers to join an exciting new project with University Hospital Southampton, on a 12month Fix Term contract. The job involves a wide range of tasks that support the laboratory in receipting and processing of patient samples so that results can be generated and released to clinicians to aid diagnosis.

What you’ll do

  • As a Biomedical Support Worker, you will be expected to work throughout all of sections of the department you are recruited to on a rotational basis
  • You will be responsible for the reception/data entry and processing of clinical specimens, these may include a range of swabs, body fluids, and blood samples.
  • You will be involved in setting up a range of routine automated and manual laboratory tests.
  • Assist with the quality management of the laboratory (for example quality control procedures and audit as required).
  • You will be required to work shifts on earlies, evenings, weekends, and Public holidays as rostered.
  • There may be occasions where you will be asked to work a night shift due to work loads

What we’re looking for

  • Someone who is able to communicate well with staff in the department and service users
  • You must be able to plan and use your own time economically and effectively
  • A high degree of motivation and enthusiasm is essential for the role
  • A working knowledge of laboratory areas is desirable however not essential

What we can offer

We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

About our Trust and Southampton

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Haidee Parsons
Job title
Recruitment Advisor
Email address
haidee.parsons@uhs.nhs.uk

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