Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 675,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 142,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,480 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.
Our Trust Vision is Working Together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communties.
We are a busy clinical microbiology laboratory based in a large NHS Trust. Well-equipped, with accreditation against ISO; 15189:2012 and we have both registration and specialist portfolio training status with the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) / Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). We have a workload in excess of 700,000 tests per annum and offer a comprehensive range of tests in bacteriology, serology and virology, including molecular.
We are looking for an Associate Practitioner (Healthcare Science) to help us deliver accurate and timely microbiology services for patients and the staff caring for them. The post holder will rotate through the various sections of the laboratory including Bacteriology, Serology and Molecular.
Responsibilities will include the the use of automated and semi-automated technologies, specimen processing, application of quality assurance procedures, computer data and result entry. In addition, the post holder will have a role in the training, development and supervision of other support staff.
Applicants must have a sound education with five GCSEs including English Language and Mathematics and a science subject (minimum grade 4 or equivalent). Furthermore, evidence of study at Level 3 in a Science subject (A-Level equivalent) is required and further training at Diploma level or equivalent is essential (e.g. Foundation Degree in Healthcare or Biomedical Sciences).
You will need previous clinical laboratory experience and be well organised and used to working accurately. The ability to follow documented procedures safely and be fully conversant with using computers and general office software.
Closing Date 02/10/2019
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