Apprentice Medical Laboratory Assistant - Histology

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Job Title:

Apprentice Medical Laboratory Assistant

Level 3

Hours:

37.5 hours per week to work flexibly between Monday to Friday

Contract:

GHNHSFT Apprenticeship Terms & Conditions, Fixed term contract 15 months

Salary:

£5.18 ph, £10,132 pa

Department/Area:

Pathology / Cheltenham General

Responsible and accountable to:

Histology Lab Manager

This Medical Laboratory Assistant apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and become part of Pathology Services.

The apprentice will be based at Cheltenham General Hospital, and complete an Advanced (Level 3)Laboratory TechnicianApprenticeship whilst gaining valuable experience working in a busy healthcare laboratory.

The apprenticeship is suitable for an applicant over 18 years (age restricted due to the working environment) who has an interest in science and is looking for an opportunity to & would enjoy the challenge of working in a Pathology Department.

Main duties of the job

The Apprentice Medical Laboratory Assistant will be working alongside and supporting other MLA staff and the scientific staff on the different sections. Duties will include preparing reagents and chemicals, discarding laboratory waste, preparing tissue samples for diagnosis and use of the laboratory computer system

Throughout the apprenticeship journey you will:

  • be supported in the workplace by a mentor
  • have off-the-job training to develop your learning.
  • be in regular contact with the Training Provider and the Apprenticeships and Careers Team.
  • have access to a virtual learning platform
  • attend workshops / webinar where you will have the opportunity to discuss and share

You will be required to uphold confidentiality at all times, be expected to be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with members of the public and staff at all levels.

The working week is Monday to Friday, 08:00 16:30.

About us

The histology department is based on the Cheltenham General Hospital site with a hot lab for frozen sections on the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital site.

It provides a fully comprehensive diagnostic service, handling around 40,000 requests per annum, sent from a variety of locations within the region; including hospital theatres, clinics, GP surgeries and private hospitals. The vast majority of these are sent as routine histopathology specimens, for which no prior arrangements need be made.

Date posted

01 October 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£10,132 a year per annum

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

15 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

318-21-R7592SM

Job locations

Histology, CGH

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Receive specimens into department and input data into the laboratory computer system
  • Prepare specimens for cut-up
  • Assist at specimen cut-up
  • Routine slide preparation
  • Specimen, slide and block storage and retrieval
  • Specimen disposal
  • Basic maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain appropriate levels of consumables, including preparation of solutions
  • Work within established standard operating procedures
  • Follow the regulations and codes of practice governing aspects of Health and Safety relevant to the laboratory
  • Undertake appropriate training, and participate in updates
  • Be aware of Trust Policies and Procedures and abide by them at all times
  • Participate in formal individual performance reviews, in line with Trust policy
  • Report any accidents/incidents immediately, in line with Trust Procedure

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Receive specimens into department and input data into the laboratory computer system
  • Prepare specimens for cut-up
  • Assist at specimen cut-up
  • Routine slide preparation
  • Specimen, slide and block storage and retrieval
  • Specimen disposal
  • Basic maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain appropriate levels of consumables, including preparation of solutions
  • Work within established standard operating procedures
  • Follow the regulations and codes of practice governing aspects of Health and Safety relevant to the laboratory
  • Undertake appropriate training, and participate in updates
  • Be aware of Trust Policies and Procedures and abide by them at all times
  • Participate in formal individual performance reviews, in line with Trust policy
  • Report any accidents/incidents immediately, in line with Trust Procedure

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE Level or equivalent Grade C/4 English, or equivalent
  • Two A levels in Science based subjects or equivalent Level 3 qualfication

Experience

Desirable

  • Previous Laboratory Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills both, written and verbal
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under instruction
  • Able to contribute as a team member
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE Level or equivalent Grade C/4 English, or equivalent
  • Two A levels in Science based subjects or equivalent Level 3 qualfication

Experience

Desirable

  • Previous Laboratory Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills both, written and verbal
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under instruction
  • Able to contribute as a team member

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Histology, CGH

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN


Employer's website

https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Histology, CGH

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN


Employer's website

https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Sana Khan

sana.khan28@nhs.net

03004225113

Date posted

01 October 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£10,132 a year per annum

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

15 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

318-21-R7592SM

Job locations

Histology, CGH

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN


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