Assistant Technical Officer Trainer - Microbiology

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Peterborough, UK
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

This Assistant Technical Officer Trainer post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a hospital laboratory.

We are an IBMS registered training facility committed to education, training and clinical excellence. Offering support for registration portfolios with our tried and developed extensive training programme.

The Specimen reception is a department which is part of the Pathology Service, which is part of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation trust, based in Peterborough, the green city of East England.

Peterborough offers a thriving city with a rich history and very affordable living. There are excellent transport links with regular trains to London within an hour and, and the proximity to the A1(M) for easy commuting into/out of the city as well as easy access to Cambridge, the rest of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

Our laboratory is in a modern, purpose built City hospital that first opened in 2010. Our UKAS accredited department is staffed by a friendly, highly motivated and professional Biomedical Scientist and ATO support workers, dealing with approximately half a million samples per year. The laboratory is a modern and spacious facility and is undergoing an expansion of the services.

The laboratory work encompasses the usual areas of Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology and Serology as well as a specialist Diagnostic Molecular testing suite.

You will be part of the ATO Team in Specimen Reception, where you will be involved in sample receipt/sort and data input of all pathology specimens and be involved in the preparation of Microbiology samples. You will assist in the development of trainee staff within a progressive department where active participation in developing our service is encouraged.

You will also need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated, have a good attention to detail and be able to work well in a busy team environment, computer literate and familiar with working to UKAS standards.

The department operates an extended working day (8am to 8pm) Monday-Friday, 7 days a week roster, in which you will be required to participate.

***Previous applicants need not apply***

For further details / informal visits contact:

Asghar Dayala on 01733 678185.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

If the post you have applied for requires a DBS check or you are an existing member of staff transferring to a role which requires a DBS or higher level than held you will be charged for the cost of the check and will be deducted from your first months salary. The cost of the check is currently £50 for an enhanced check and £31 for a standard check reducing to £44 and £27 from 1st October.

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.Our employee benefits include:
  • excellent pension, maternity and sick pay schemes
  • access to inhouse physiotherapy services
  • family friendly working patterns
  • subsidised restaurant & car parking
  • retail & leisure discounts

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