Medical Laboratory Assistant- Pathology Support Services

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£21,802 - 22,383 yearly

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Job Description - Medical Laboratory Assistant- Pathology Support Services

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Medical Laboratory Assistant to work in our fast-paced medical laboratories in South Essex. Pathology First is a partnership between SYNLAB and Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, supporting Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals, Southend Hospital and more than 200 GP practices. It provides services to a population of 750,000 in the East of England and performs around 56,000 tests every day.

We operate in state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment and fully integrated IT systems. We have optimised laboratory layouts and improved processes so they are more efficient, enabling us to make the best use of people, time and resources. This role will be based between three sites of which two are in Basildon and one in Southend. This role will be a full shift rotation including nights.

This essential role ensures our patients’ biological samples are efficiently and safely handled following due health and safety protocols and accurately registered in our in-house laboratory IT system (WinPath entreprise). This enables tests to be processed and results issued in appropriate timeframes. . The role also involves communicating with our patients, hospital staff and other departments, as well as other administrative duties.

We are looking for candidates who have passion for patient care, ideally with a background in healthcare setting who is able to work in a fast pace environment, has manual dexterity and is able to accurately enter patient information into Laboratory Information System. The successful candidate will work in a team as well as being required to work independently at times.

The candidate will be participating in a variety of shifts such as early and later shifts (currently (Apply online only), (Apply online only), 1100 – 1900 and (Apply online only)) each week including some weekends.

The successful candidate will receive fully comprehensive training and will require to be competent in various sections of specimen receptions.

Essential skills and Experience:

* 4 GCSE’s at Grade A-C or equivalent, including Math and English

* High standard of typing proficiency

* High standard of accuracy and attention to detail

* Previous data entry experience

* Customer service focused experience

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1,500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles. Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment.

About Us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law
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