Medical Laboratory Assistant Job at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest microbiology departments in England. The Manchester Medical Microbiology Partnership (MMMP) is a collaboration between Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Public Health England.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England.

The Microbiology delivered from the Manchester Royal Infirmary site employs around 130 staff and has a workload of approximately 950,000 specimens a year. The department embraces all aspects of a modern clinical bacteriology service combining traditional methodologies with laboratory automation.

The scope of this role is to learn and maintain good laboratory practice in the interests of the departmental commitment to provide an efficient service and to become a positive member of a team or teams in the function of service provision.

Previous extensive experience of working in a clinical microbiology laboratory is essential and a good standard of education (to GCSE level or equivalent) is necessary and as the department is computerised, keyboard skills would be a great advantage. You should be methodical and organised; with good communication skills and the ability to work effectively. Full training will be provided.

You will be assisting Biomedical Scientists in receiving, preparing and examining clinical specimens and your duties will include the preparation of reagents, stock and record maintenance. Other duties include general clerical tasks, telephone enquiries and post.

The laboratory is accredited by UKAS and we actively encourage CPD activities.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

The department requires staff to support a rotational shift pattern, which may include shifts throughout a 24 hours a day/7days per week period, to meet the service needs of the department.

About Company

Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Company Location:  Manchester

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