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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Specimen Reception
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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York Hospital
£17,460 - £18,702 per annum
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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Please Note, previous applicants need not apply.

We are looking for a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) to join a friendly team in the specimen reception department of Laboratory Medicine. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate flexibility and self-organisation within their work.

The post will include shift work, working Monday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays).  The shifts will be a mixture of nights, lates and earlies, to enable us to provide a 24/7 service.  Detailed information on start and finish times will be discussed at interview.

The MLA staff support the Biomedical Scientists (BMS) in the department, and the ability to work as a team member is important.

There is no direct training route to become a BMS.

Core Duties include:

Receipt and sorting of samples into the department

Pre analytical preparation of samples

Data inputting of patient information/requests onto the laboratory computer

Telephone enquiry and results service

Assisting in the general cleanliness and tidying of the section

Routine analyser preparation and operation

Requirements of the post:

GSCE grades A-C or equivalent in Maths and English

Previous experience of working in an NHS Pathology laboratory would be advantageous, especially in the role of MLA, other laboratory experience would be considered.

Previous experience of patient data inputting and any typing qualifications are desirable, but not essential.

Flexible and logical approach to work, good telephone manner, team worker are all personal qualities which are essential to this role

It is essential that you read the attached Job Description, Person Specification, and our Trust values before applying to enhance your application.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Imogen Fairburn

01904 721373





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