Medical Laboratory Assistant

Recruiter
Taskmaster
Location
Keighley, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1263840515
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a medical laboratory assistant to work within an NHS setting.

If you are a graduate with a science related degree or have laboratory related work experience (minimum of 2 years) then this maybe the role for you.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under supervision and following Standard Operating Procedures the following duties may be carried out.
  • Undertake in service training leading to the completion of the MLA logbook
  • Deal with telephone enquiries.
  • Liaise with and despatch consumables to service users.
  • Solve day to day problems e.g. Mislabelled specimens
  • Sort and prepare work for diagnostic testing
  • Prioritise and fast track urgent and emergency work, including samples from the Haematology and Lithium clinics
  • Assisting the Phlebotomist to bleed children in out-patients
  • Input PID and other data into the laboratory computer
  • Load urgent samples onto analysers in the main laboratories
  • Maintain stocks of reagents and consumables.
  • Prepare test materials, such as making up solutions of chemicals.
  • Disposal of waste.
  • Disinfection and cleaning of equipment and working areas.
  • The routine maintenance of equipment.
  • When appropriate assist in the training of new staff

To participate in an annual Staff Development Review, Continual Professional Development and the educational activities of the Department.

To carry out basic technical duties under the supervision of state registered staff, e.g., out-patient INR testing and to provide basic maintenance to analysers.

To participate in monitoring Clinical Effectiveness and the audit activities of the Department and to contribute to the Trust procedures and activities in support of Clinical Governance.

To participate in ensuring that the Department complies with the requirements of Clinical Laboratory Accreditation, (CPA) Ltd.

To be able to identify, handle safely, use and store all substances hazardous to health and comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.

To co-operate with supervisors, managers and other employees to achieve a healthy and safe working environment, to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by your actions, to carry out your responsibilities in ways that help to ensure a safe and healthy place of work.

In the course of your work you are to bring to the attention of your supervisor or manager any situation which reasonably could be considered to represent a serious or immediate danger to the health & safety of any person or any matter which reasonably could be considered to represent a shortcoming in the Trust's health & safety protection arrangements.

To ensure the security at all times, including the risk from fire, of the Department.

To lift and manoeuvre light goods and equipment in accordance with manual handling regulations and good practice.

To deal politely and efficiently with any enquiries from staff, patients and any members of the public.

To work within the Trust Equal Opportunities Policy and promote equality of opportunity at work and equality of access to healthcare at all times.

To ensure confidentiality at all times, to be aware of the Data Protection Act in relation to all information concerning patients and to only release information to those acting in an official capacity as authorised by Trust and/or Departmental policy.

Hours of work are 37.5 hours a week (Monday-Friday 12noon-8pm), though you may be required to undertake other shift patterns in line with a staffing rota.

DUE TO THE LARGE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE TO RESPOND TO SHORT LISTED APPLICANTS. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN 3 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR APPLICATION THEN ON THIS OCCASION YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL. A COPY OF THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL SHORT LISTED APPLICANTS.

Taskmaster Resources is operating as a recruitment business for this vacancy.

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