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Higher Clinical Support Worker - Microbiology

National Health Service

Slough, HC
Today
Slough, HC
Today

Higher Clinical Support Worker - Microbiology

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 08 March 2021

Job overview

To participate in the provision of a comprehensive range of scientific and diagnostic services across a range of work areas within Bacteriology. The postholder is required to communicate with hospital clinicians, general practitioners, other healthcare professionals, patients and their representatives and commercial suppliers. The postholder will operate sophisticated, automated laboratory equipment and perform manual techniques under supervision.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for a Higher Clinical Support Worker position with a desire to work as part of the largest NHS led Pathology Services in the UK? You will be based atWexham Park Hospital.

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and well-motivated individual with good scientific background to complement our existing MLA team.

Essential qualities expected are efficiency, being well organised, having good communication skills and attention to detail. Good keyboard skills are desirable. In addition, you should be a reliable individual who is able to demonstrate good practical skills and work as part of a team.

Participation in our shift system and weekend rota is mandatory ( 7-3:15, 9-5:15 and 12-8pm) . Adjustments to this provision are unlikely to be granted after appointment to the post.

You must be keen to embrace new ways of working and develop your knowledge and skills and able to participate in the shift system. Support and encouragement will be given for career development.

About us

Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services

(A joint venture with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust , Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust)

Our laboratory is fully accredited with UKAS, MHRA, IIP and HCPC training status. You will be expected to work according to our working time compliant shift system and on rare occasions may be required to work at the Frimley Park Hospital site to maintain quality, training and service requirements.

Applicants who require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) are unlikely to be considered for the post due to the limit on COS. Non-EEA candidates cannot be appointed to a post if a suitable qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the Trust is unlikely in these circumstances to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Performs a range of administrative tasks in all sections of the laboratory as required. This includes archiving and retrieval of specimens and data, maintenance of archived material and audit trails.

Ensures efficient use of resources and is aware of stock levels and rotation, storage conditions, batch numbers and expiry dates, thus ensuring the viability of reagents and/or blood products used.

Performs a variety of manual laboratory procedures, which are under indirect supervision from Registered BMS staff. Procedures include the setting up of tests and pre-analytical sample preparation.

Provides training support and assistance to newly staff as appropriate (including the demonstration of procedures to less experienced staff)

Assesses samples for urgency and sorts by discipline.

Ensures sample detail matches request form detail and assigns unique laboratory number to sample and form, requiring complete accuracy and attention to detail.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good basic education to include GCSE O Levels / A Levels or NVQ level 3 or IBMS Certificate of Achievement (Part 1)

Desirable

  • ECDL
  • Basic educational qualification in mathematics

Specific Competencies

Essential

  • Possess basic IT skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Observant of detail, ability to make basic judgement decisions

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a relevant routine laboratory

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow H&S practice
  • Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise

Special Requirements

Essential

  • Must be available to work the extended day / shifts operated in BSPS

Desirable

  • Willing to learn and take part in all shifts/weekends

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham road

Slough

SL2 4HL


Employer's website

https://www.fhft.nhs.uk/

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Registered Nurses/Nursing Associates - flexible working arrangements

National Health Service

Stevenage, HC
3 days ago
Stevenage, HC
3 days ago

Registered Nurses/Nursing Associates - flexible working arrangements

East and North Herts NHS Trust

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

Calling all registered Nurses/Registered Nursing Associates

Are you looking for a clinical role that you can balance with your home life?

Are you seeking to return to practice, or retired, and have some time each week to spare, even just a few hours?

Whatever your circumstances, we can offer a variety of flexible working arrangements such as annualised hours, part time and term time only. Even if you can only offer a few hours a week, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

CLINICAL:

  • Recognises and reflects on barriers to effective communication andmodifies communication in response
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care needs of patientsfrom admission (or before) to discharge, with the involvement ofpatients and their relatives/carers.
  • Participate in internal shift rotation in order to provide 24-hour patientcare.
  • Participate within a team of nurse and support workers in providingcontinuity of patient care.
  • Assist in maintaining good communication links with theMultidisciplinary Team, Specialist Nurses and all other relevantpersonnel.
  • Develop competence and skills required in order to safely use andmaintain equipment utilised in the management of renal patients.
  • Develop competence in haemodialysis skills, such as cannulation,evaluation of patient access, and patient fluid assessment.
  • Carry out clinical procedure and treatments in line with the patientsplan of care.
  • Accompany patients to other environments or departments forinvestigation or treatment.
  • Escort patients from other clinical areas, such as Theatres orEndoscopy as agreed with the Ward Manager.
  • Immediately identify and take appropriate action in relation to anysignificant change that may affect the patients health and wellbeing.
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergencysituations, utilise escalation strategies, such as SBAR and pathways.
  • Plan, allocate and supervise the work of a team.

QUALITY & CLINICAL GOVERNANCE:

  • Contribute to the improvement of services.
  • Maintain quality, encourage others to maintain quality and alertSenior Sister / Charge Nurse of any risks to quality.
  • Assist with any ward/departmental audit initiatives.
  • At all times act as the patient advocate.
  • Prioritise own workload and organise own work to meet thesepriorities.
  • Uses and maintains resources efficiently, effectively and encourages others to do so.

PERSONAL AND PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT:

  • Develop knowledge and skills and contribute to the development ofothers in caring for renal patients.
  • Develop own personal development plans, in line with local/Trustobjectives and in conjunction with your annual appraisal.
  • Evaluation of own knowledge and practice and makes effective useof appropriate learning opportunities, such as department training,Trust training, conference attendance, shadow staff, literaturesearching and reading.
  • Undertake and participate in post registration training in order tomaintain and develop skills.
  • Participate in the ongoing training, supervision and support ofregistered and non-registered nursing staff. This includes TraineeAssistant Practitioners, Clinical Support Workers undertakingapprenticeships and pre-registration Student Nurses.PROFESSIONAL:
  • Develop and maintain competence in accordance with the renaldepartment and the Trust competency frameworks.
  • Maintain an awareness of local and national health care issues.
  • Act always in accordance with renal department and Trust Policiesand procedures, NMC Code of Professional Conduct and otherguiding documentation.
  • Maintain and produce evidence of registration with the NMC.
  • Report any issues at work that may put health, safety and securityat risk.
  • Present a positive image of her/himself and the service.
  • Communicate information only to those people who have the rightand need to know it, consistent with legislation, policies andprocedures.
  • Work within the limits of own competence and responsibility andrefers issues beyond these limits to relevant people.
  • Adhere to dress code policy.

MANAGEMENT / LEADERSHIP SKILLS:

  • Develop the skills required to manage on a day to day basis theenvironment in which you are working.
  • Develop an understanding of the individual roles of all members ofthe Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Develop an awareness of budgets, costs and value for money.
  • Be aware of and adhere to the regulations controlling drug usage andstorage.
  • Assist with the risk management strategy by completing adverseincident and complaint forms when required.

Person Specification

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Able to articulate a desire to work in identified clinical area
  • Motivated to take on increasing responsibilities within sphere of practice.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and workloads

Desirable

  • Car driver.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of local and national health care initiatives / innovation to improve patient care, experience and safety
  • Awareness of current developments in pre and post registration nursing.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in caring for vulnerable adults.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in legislation in MCA / DoLs

Desirable

  • Computer literate.
  • Aware of current developments and quality indicators in nursing.
  • Awareness of resource management.

Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates an empathic and caring approach to patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively - both written and verbal.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates a good standard of clinical care
  • Sound organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work and is able to demonstrate ability to cope with identified shift patterns

Desirable

  • Demonstrates teaching skills

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of working in a ward or care environment and working as a team member
  • Effective experience from student placements

Desirable

  • Experience in working in an acute setting or Elderly Care ward environment
  • Experience of supporting students and/or Clinical Support Workers.

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • First level nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register, educated to diploma level.
  • Willingness to successfully complete clinical post-registration education -
  • to include Acute Medicine, Care of the Elderly and mentorship qualification.
  • Commitment to life long learning.
  • Demonstrate up to date personal professional portfolio

Desirable

  • Recognised mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Stevenage

SG1 4AB


Employer's website

https://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/

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Band 5 Registered Nurse / ODP & Band 4 Registered Nursing Associates

National Health Service

Stevenage, HC
Today
Stevenage, HC
Today

Band 5 Registered Nurse / ODP & Band 4 Registered Nursing Associates

East and North Herts NHS Trust

The closing date is 26 March 2021

Job overview

Do you enjoy making a difference to patients lives? Are you committed to supporting colleagues in providing high-quality, compassionate care to our community?

If so, then East and North Herts NHS Trust may have the opportunity you are looking for.

We will be happy to hear from you whether you are experienced Registered Staff Nurse or a student nurse due to Qualify 2021/2022

As we grow and promote better patient care in our new state of the art facilities, we are looking to expand our nursing teams and recruit highly motivated and innovative Registered Nurses to join our friendly and high performing Trust.

There are plenty of reasons why 5,500 staff come to work here at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust every day. Join us and find yours!

Main duties of the job

Please refer to attachment's where you will find comprehensive job description for this post, with full details.

Person Specification

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Able to articulate a desire to work in identified clinical area
  • Motivated to take on increasing responsibilities within sphere of practice.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and workloads

Desirable

  • Car driver.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of local and national health care initiatives / innovation to improve patient care, experience and safety
  • Awareness of current developments in pre and post registration nursing.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in caring for vulnerable adults.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in legislation in MCA / DoLs

Desirable

  • Computer literate.
  • Aware of current developments and quality indicators in nursing.
  • Awareness of resource management.

Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates an empathic and caring approach to patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively - both written and verbal.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates a good standard of clinical care
  • Sound organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work and is able to demonstrate ability to cope with identified shift patterns

Desirable

  • Demonstrates teaching skills

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of working in a ward or care environment and working as a team member
  • Effective experience from student placements

Desirable

  • Experience in working in an acute setting or Elderly Care ward environment
  • Experience of supporting students and/or Clinical Support Workers.

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • First level nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register, educated to diploma level.
  • Willingness to successfully complete clinical post-registration education -
  • to include Acute Medicine, Care of the Elderly and mentorship qualification.
  • Commitment to life long learning.
  • Demonstrate up to date personal professional portfolio

Desirable

  • Recognised mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Stevenage

SG1 4AB


Employer's website

https://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/

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LIVE IN CARER

Westminster Homecare

AYLESBURY, HC
18 days ago
AYLESBURY, HC
18 days ago

Westminster Homecare New Starter Bonus!

We want YOU to join our team!

To give you that extra reason to come over to Westminster Homecare we are offering a £500 joining bonus!

Join us and get a £500 bonus in your first pay!* (T's & C's apply)

We are offering you a great new career opportunity as a Live In Care Worker with Westminster Homecare. No previous experience is required.

To join us as a Live In Care Worker, all you need are the right values, behaviours and attitudes. If you are dedicated, compassionate, kind and warm hearted you could help us to deliver the very best care to our Service Users.

Join our growing team of Live In Care Workers and we will train and support you to become one of the very best. As you take on a varied and rewarding role with your service user you will grow and develop many skills.

As a Live in Care Worker with Westminster Homecare you will live within the home of your service user providing continuous care. However breaks and time off is also accommodated.

Do you share our values?

• Committed and passionate about delivering the highest standard of quality care

• Ensuring our service users are always shown dignity and respect

• Will you empower, enable and encourage our service users to remain as independent as possible

• Working together with your team to achieve quality

If you feel you have these qualities, then please Apply or contact us.

Live in Care Services we provide:

• Personal Care

• Medication Support

• Meal Preparation

• Domestic assistance

• Emotional and Social support

• Clinical Care - as required

• Additional tasks as required

What we offer each of our employee's:

• Career Development

• WHC Discount Benefit Scheme - Blue Light Card

• Fully funded training and development - NVQ 2, NVQ 3 and more specialist training

• Fully paid training

• Flexible hours

• Competitive pay rate

• Mileage

• Bank Holiday Pay, Paid Annual Leave, Maternity & Paternity Pay

• Pension

• Refer a Friend Incentive

• Hastee Pay - financial wellbeing benefit

*Get paid a £500 bonus in your first pay when you join us, but you have to stay with us a minimum of 6 months.

Clawback Clause - if you leave within 6 months £500 must be returned to Westminster Homecare

Westminster Homecare New Starter Bonus!

We want YOU to join our team!

To give you that extra reason to come over to Westminster Homecare we are offering a £500 joining bonus!

Join us and get a £500 bonus in your first pay!* (T's & C's apply)

We are offering you a great new career opportunity as a Live In Care Worker with Westminster Homecare. No previous experience is required.

To join us as a Live In Care Worker, all you need are the right values, behaviours and attitudes. If you are dedicated, compassionate, kind and warm hearted you could help us to deliver the very best care to our Service Users.

Join our growing team of Live In Care Workers and we will train and support you to become one of the very best. As you take on a varied and rewarding role with your service user you will grow and develop many skills.

As a Live in Care Worker with Westminster Homecare you will live within the home of your service user providing continuous care. However breaks and time off is also accommodated.

Do you share our values?

• Committed and passionate about delivering the highest standard of quality care

• Ensuring our service users are always shown dignity and respect

• Will you empower, enable and encourage our service users to remain as independent as possible

• Working together with your team to achieve quality

If you feel you have these qualities, then please Apply or contact us.

Live in Care Services we provide:

• Personal Care

• Medication Support

• Meal Preparation

• Domestic assistance

• Emotional and Social support

• Clinical Care - as required

• Additional tasks as required

What we offer each of our employee's:

• Career Development

• WHC Discount Benefit Scheme - Blue Light Card

• Fully funded training and development - NVQ 2, NVQ 3 and more specialist training

• Fully paid training

• Flexible hours

• Competitive pay rate

• Mileage

• Bank Holiday Pay, Paid Annual Leave, Maternity & Paternity Pay

• Pension

• Refer a Friend Incentive

• Hastee Pay - financial wellbeing benefit

*Get paid a £500 bonus in your first pay when you join us, but you have to stay with us a minimum of 6 months.

Clawback Clause - if you leave within 6 months £500 must be returned to Westminster Homecare

Westminster Homecare New Starter Bonus!

We want YOU to join our team!

To give you that extra reason to come over to Westminster Homecare we are offering a £500 joining bonus!

Join us and get a £500 bonus in your first pay!* (T's & C's apply)

We are offering you a great new career opportunity as a Live In Care Worker with Westminster Homecare. No previous experience is required.

To join us as a Live In Care Worker, all you need are the right values, behaviours and attitudes. If you are dedicated, compassionate, kind and warm hearted you could help us to deliver the very best care to our Service Users.

Join our growing team of Live In Care Workers and we will train and support you to become one of the very best. As you take on a varied and rewarding role with your service user you will grow and develop many skills.

As a Live in Care Worker with Westminster Homecare you will live within the home of your service user providing continuous care. However breaks and time off is also accommodated.

Do you share our values?

• Committed and passionate about delivering the highest standard of quality care

• Ensuring our service users are always shown dignity and respect

• Will you empower, enable and encourage our service users to remain as independent as possible

• Working together with your team to achieve quality

If you feel you have these qualities, then please Apply or contact us.

Live in Care Services we provide:

• Personal Care

• Medication Support

• Meal Preparation

• Domestic assistance

• Emotional and Social support

• Clinical Care - as required

• Additional tasks as required

What we offer each of our employee's:

• Career Development

• WHC Discount Benefit Scheme - Blue Light Card

• Fully funded training and development - NVQ 2, NVQ 3 and more specialist training

• Fully paid training

• Flexible hours

• Competitive pay rate

• Mileage

• Bank Holiday Pay, Paid Annual Leave, Maternity & Paternity Pay

• Pension

• Refer a Friend Incentive

• Hastee Pay - financial wellbeing benefit

*Get paid a £500 bonus in your first pay when you join us, but you have to stay with us a minimum of 6 months.

Clawback Clause - if you leave within 6 months £500 must be returned to Westminster Homecare

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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

National Health Service

Stevenage, HC
Today
Stevenage, HC
Today

Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

East and North Herts NHS Trust

The closing date is 15 March 2021

Job overview

Experienced Registered Nurses in Emergency MedicineDue to the expansion of our Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre we are looking to recruit highly motivated registered nurses to join our team. We have a number of vacancies for Band 5 Staff Nurses.

We are looking for experienced Nurses who are looking for opportunities to further develop their career and who possess excellent communication skills, strong team working skills and can evidence the delivery of good patient care.

If you are dynamic, enthusiastic and looking for the next challenge to help build further on our reputation as one of the safest and best hospitals we are looking for you.

You will be joining a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team in which Nurses are encouraged to be proactive. We also encourage training and other development opportunities and activities for staff.

Main duties of the job

The Lister Hospital Emergency Department (ED) serves the local community of East and North Hertfordshire. This is an exciting time to be joining our team as the Emergency Department has undergone major refurbishment and a new build which has almost doubled the size of our department. This has included investment of £19.5m and has resulted in the state of the art environment.

The Trust provides level 2 Trauma Unit service, a Stroke unit, has 2 Cardiac Cath Labs which provide 24 hour Primary PCI. The ED prides itself on providing high quality, compassionate care and a desire to be amongst the best.Including in the expansion of new builds, the Acute Assessment Unit and ward have also been upgraded, this includes a 16 trolley spaces for direct GP heralded patients along with 2 ward areas for acute short stay medical admissions.

NB Internal Applicants - please be aware that you can apply but Internal Transfer Scheme will apply

About us

WHO ARE WE?

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a very special organisation. Our teams are amazing, and this has been demonstrated even more so during the unprecedented challenge brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is committed to its staff and benefits to joining us includes excellent annual leave entitlement, the NHS pension scheme, accommodation, shopping discounts, employee friendly benefits as well as further career development opportunities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Quality/clinical governance

  1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care needs of patients from pre-admission to discharge, with the involvement of patients and their relatives/carers
  2. Participate in internal shift rotation in order to provide 24 hour patient care
  3. Participate within and as appropriate provide leadership to a team of nurses and support workers in the delivery of patient care
  4. Maintain good communication links with the multidisciplinary team, specialist nurses and all other relevant personnel
  5. Continue to develop and maintain those competencies and skills required in the management of patients
  6. Implement audit protocols in order to demonstrate standards of care and effect change
  7. At all times act as the patients advocate
  8. Plan, undertake and evaluate clinical procedures and treatments in line with the patients plan of care
  9. Escort patients to and from other clinical areas for investigation or treatment

Training and Education

  1. Participate in the training of clinical support workers undertaking an NVQ in care at level 2 and level 3/ EMTs
  2. Participate in the training and support of preregistration student nurses
  3. Participate in the ongoing training, supervision and support of registered, non registered nurses and technicians
  4. Undertake any appropriate training required to support the ongoing training and development of the nursing team

Professional

  1. Develop and maintain competencies in line with the NMCs Scope of Professional Practice and the Trusts competency framework
  2. Be conversant with, and adhere to, the policies and procedures laid down by the Trust
  3. Participate in inter-departmental and post basic training in order to maintain and develop skills
  4. Be aware of and comply with, the standards laid down in the NMCs codes and guidelines 5. Maintain and produce evidence of registration with the NMC

Management

  1. Develop the skills required to manage on a day to day basis the environment in which you are working
  2. Participate in the directorates bleep rota offering support and advice to other staff within the clinical area if required
  3. Develop an awareness of budgets, costs and value for money
  4. Be aware of and adhere to the regulations controlling drug usage and storage
  5. Assist with the risk management strategy by completing adverse incident and complaint forms when required and identifying any areas of risk within the clinical environment

Development

  1. Act as an effective role model
  2. Develop own personal development plans, in line with local /Trust objectives and in conjunction with your annual appraisal
  3. Assist in the development of local/Trust policies and guidelines

Person Specification

skills

Essential

  • good computer skills
  • ability to work in within a team
  • able to recognise and manage unwell patients
  • evidence of good communication

Desirable

  • venepunture trained
  • cannulation trained
  • triage trained
  • plaster trained

Experience

Essential

  • Currently working in an acute environment

Desirable

  • Previous A&E experience
  • experience of supporting students

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC

Desirable

  • A&E course or equivalent
  • mentorship course

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Stevenage

SG1 4AB


Employer's website

https://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/

Job Type

full-time

Posted

Today

Description

Higher Clinical Support Worker - Microbiology

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 08 March 2021

Job overview

To participate in the provision of a comprehensive range of scientific and diagnostic services across a range of work areas within Bacteriology. The postholder is required to communicate with hospital clinicians, general practitioners, other healthcare professionals, patients and their representatives and commercial suppliers. The postholder will operate sophisticated, automated laboratory equipment and perform manual techniques under supervision.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for a Higher Clinical Support Worker position with a desire to work as part of the largest NHS led Pathology Services in the UK? You will be based atWexham Park Hospital.

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and well-motivated individual with good scientific background to complement our existing MLA team.

Essential qualities expected are efficiency, being well organised, having good communication skills and attention to detail. Good keyboard skills are desirable. In addition, you should be a reliable individual who is able to demonstrate good practical skills and work as part of a team.

Participation in our shift system and weekend rota is mandatory ( 7-3:15, 9-5:15 and 12-8pm) . Adjustments to this provision are unlikely to be granted after appointment to the post.

You must be keen to embrace new ways of working and develop your knowledge and skills and able to participate in the shift system. Support and encouragement will be given for career development.

About us

Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services

(A joint venture with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust , Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust)

Our laboratory is fully accredited with UKAS, MHRA, IIP and HCPC training status. You will be expected to work according to our working time compliant shift system and on rare occasions may be required to work at the Frimley Park Hospital site to maintain quality, training and service requirements.

Applicants who require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) are unlikely to be considered for the post due to the limit on COS. Non-EEA candidates cannot be appointed to a post if a suitable qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the Trust is unlikely in these circumstances to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Performs a range of administrative tasks in all sections of the laboratory as required. This includes archiving and retrieval of specimens and data, maintenance of archived material and audit trails.

Ensures efficient use of resources and is aware of stock levels and rotation, storage conditions, batch numbers and expiry dates, thus ensuring the viability of reagents and/or blood products used.

Performs a variety of manual laboratory procedures, which are under indirect supervision from Registered BMS staff. Procedures include the setting up of tests and pre-analytical sample preparation.

Provides training support and assistance to newly staff as appropriate (including the demonstration of procedures to less experienced staff)

Assesses samples for urgency and sorts by discipline.

Ensures sample detail matches request form detail and assigns unique laboratory number to sample and form, requiring complete accuracy and attention to detail.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good basic education to include GCSE O Levels / A Levels or NVQ level 3 or IBMS Certificate of Achievement (Part 1)

Desirable

  • ECDL
  • Basic educational qualification in mathematics

Specific Competencies

Essential

  • Possess basic IT skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Observant of detail, ability to make basic judgement decisions

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a relevant routine laboratory

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow H&S practice
  • Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise

Special Requirements

Essential

  • Must be available to work the extended day / shifts operated in BSPS

Desirable

  • Willing to learn and take part in all shifts/weekends

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham road

Slough

SL2 4HL


Employer's website

https://www.fhft.nhs.uk/