Biomedical Support Worker Apprenticeship
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Biomedical Support Worker Apprenticeship - 18 Month Fixed Term Contract
(Previous applicants need not to apply)
You will work mainly in the specimen Reception area of the laboratory with an established team, gaining valuable work experience and technical skills. To fulfil aspects of the apprentice programme there will also be an opportunity to learn office administrative tasks so applicants should be IT aware, have a pleasant telephone manner with good attention to detail.
The successful applicant will require a mature, flexible approach and have the ability to work within a busy team. You will also be expected after training to use your own initiative and work at low levels of supervision.
The post also has an Healthcare Science Level 2 Apprenticeship attached that will be fully supported and is expected to be completed over the 18 month contract period.
Any enquiries or requests for informal visits would be welcomed by the department. Please contact:
Mitchell Reed, Microbiology Laboratory Manager, Pathology, 4th Floor, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6BB
Tel: 01793 604804
Main duties of the job
Microbiology Service is provided by the laboratories at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon. Microbiology comprises of Reception, Bacteriology and Virology sections. Within the department, a range of tests are performed that reflect the usual demands of a modern District General hospital service.
Working in Microbiology service to efficiently undertake basic administration & clerical duties which may include the following as directed:
To attend regular meetings with the supervisor and assessor, attend training sessions and complete coursework leading to an Apprenticeship Certificate in Business Administration or Science equivalent.
To ensure work is compliant with all applicable standards.
Health & Safety
To comply with all Trust health and safety policies and instructions provided in the laboratory.
To liaise as appropriate with users of the laboratory as instructed within the Information Governance Guidelines of the Trust.
Accurate transcription of data.
Patient Client Care
To work as directed and as competence assessed to support the department in its goal of providing a quality driven patient centered service.
This will be the third year the department has supported the Apprenticeship Scheme and it has proved mutually rewarding in supporting the professional development for other candidates over the last two years.
The Microbiology Department at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Pathology service providing a diagnostic Microbiology service to the Trust and community. This relatively modern hospital (opened in 2001) is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds in the bustling town of Swindon with easy access to the M4 corridor and excellent transport links to the open countryside. There is an on-site restaurant, crche facilities and a choice of coffee/tea outlets. The laboratory has its own rest area just along the corridor from the department.
Main tasks carried out for this role are:
- Inputting of test request information into the Pathology computer system.
- Safe receipt and handling of laboratory specimens.
- Verification of appropriate sample types and matching of samples with request forms.
- Bar coding and distribution of samples to appropriate laboratory staff.
- To operate a laboratory centrifuge for pre-testing sample preparation.
- General enquires service by telephone and Lab administrative duties where necessary.
- Collecting specimens from pathology specimen reception.
- Accurate inputting of test request information into the Pathology computer system.
- Photocopying documents
- Scanning documents.
- Printing documents
- Using various documents to maintain presentations, records & spread sheets.
- Use email.
- Using Microsoft office to produce correspondence and documents.
- Prepare text from notes and minute meetings once trained.
- Proof reading documents.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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