Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

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UK Biobank
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Healthcare Assistant
Location: Stockport/Cheadle (19 hours) Thursday-Sunday
Salary: £10.50 per hour

UK Biobank is a national and international health resource with unparalleled research opportunities, open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. It is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants.

Job Role
We are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our busy team in Stockport supporting our imaging project. The main day to day responsibilities will be to assist the radiography team to operate the various measurement stations within the imaging centre outside of the imaging modalities. This will primarily involve venepuncture, as well as the assessment of basic participant measurements, sample collection and basic interview. There may be an occasional requirement to assist with laboratory processes however; full training and support will be provided.

Our friendly team work together to ensure our participants have a positive experience when they visit Biobank, therefore the ability to be a good team player is essential.

To succeed in this role you will need to have the following skills, traits and knowledge gained from working in a similar environment.


1. Experience of working in a clinical or medical environment.
2. Must be an excellent communicator, both spoken and written.
3. Must be polite and approachable
4. Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to clearly explain procedures and instructions to participants.
5. Ability to undertake repetitive tasks to a high quality.
6. Must be able to demonstrate excellent manual dexterity.
7. The ability to escalate issues to the relevant person effectively.
8. Must exhibit attention to detail, with a specific focus on quality.
9. Disciplined in relation to following protocols and procedures.
10. Must be proficient in IT (Microsoft Office).
11. Must be able to maintain confidentiality when working with information and associated patient information.

1. Should have venepuncture skills including a clear understanding of venepuncture safety and infection control.
2. Knowledge of IR(ME)R is beneficial & must be safety aware
3. Familiarity with ISO standards (ISO 9001, ISO 15189, ISO27001).

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include holidays starting at 26 days full time, plus the opportunity to join the USS pension scheme, life assurance cover as well as a number of salary sacrifice schemes and a staff discount scheme.

To apply please forward your CV by clicking 'Apply'.

Closing date: 4th August 2017