£9.83 Per Hour
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MPA Belfast are recruiting for a Healthcare Scientist Assistant / Associate Practitioner for our client based in Belfast City Hospital.
Communicative English, both verbal and written,
BTEC National Diploma in an Applied Science or equivalent plus 1 years’ experience in the use of Molecular Diagnostic techniques,
NVQ Level 3 in a science related subject plus 1 years’ experience in the use of Molecular Diagnostic techniques,
At least 3 years’ relevant laboratory experience, with at least 1 years’ experience in the use of Molecular Diagnostic techniques
Successful applicants must be prepared to undergo an Access NI check.
At least 1 year experience working in a diagnostic Laboratory.
Computer and keyboard skills with understanding / use of Microsoft Office application software.
To receive & sort samples and record relevant information regarding transport conditions according to SOPs
To undertake the routine and non-routine preparation and examination of samples received in the laboratory, according to SOPs & methods
To assist with the preparation & processing of samples for Internal Quality Control (IQC),
Uncertainty of Measurement (UOM) and External Quality Assurance schemes (EQAS)
To assist with statistical analyses for trending / monitoring of laboratory results in relation to IQC; UOM and EQAS
To use all aspects of the laboratory computer system relating to sample registration and examination
To be competent in the performance of tests and investigations undertaken
Daily preparation of equipment / analysers.
To participate in stock checks to ensure that there is sufficient stock in the laboratory to allow timely sample processing.
To process orders for the laboratories.
To supervise staff and assist in their training
To take responsibility for monitoring the status of laboratory equipment re temperature; fans; calibration / verification etc.
To work in a safe manner in accordance with the Laboratory’s Health
To work in a safe manner in accordance with the Laboratory’s Health and Safety Policies
To contribute to the care, maintenance and security of the laboratory premises and equipment
To assist with virus protection of computers, through understanding of the IT policies
To maintain confidentiality (of sample results) in accordance with the Data Protection Act
To undertake filing request forms and other clerical duties (e.g. photocopying); photographic recording of samples (as required) and their electronic storage.
To support appropriate income generation contracts for the Laboratory
To assist with quality control
To ensure the return of specific equipment tested by the laboratory to clients
To perform any other duties required by the line manager commensurate with grade
The post holder will participate in Continuous Professional Development in line with KSF and work towards gaining further knowledge through certificate level training and short courses.
This will be done through Personal Contribution Plan & Annual Staff Development review.
To participate in a 24/7 service if required.Must adhere to all Policies and Procedures within.
Rate of pay: £9.83 p/h
Hours of work: to be arranged, must be flexible
This vacancy in on a temporary basis
Holiday pay accrued from first day of employment
If this vacancy appeals to you, please email your CV to [email protected] or call 028952 11111