Medical Laboratory Assistant Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Job Description

Job overview

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Cytogenetics Laboratory

Genomics and Molecular Medicine Service

City Hospital


Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert

The postholder will be involved in the reception of samples and accurately entering patient and sample information onto the laboratory IT systems.

The postholder will be responsible for various laboratory “housekeeping” duties including regular defrosting of laboratory fridges and freezers, cleaning laboratory glassware and cleaning/sterilising laboratory areas.

The postholder will also be involved in stock control procedures for laboratory consumables.

Working for our organisation

Outstanding outcomes and experience

People – We will build on our position as an employer of choice; with an engaged, developed and empowered team that puts patient care at the heart of everything it does

Places – We will invest in our estate, equipment and digital infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality patient care

Performance – We will consistently achieve our performance standards and make the best use of resources to contribute to an affordable healthcare system

Partners – We will support the improvement of the health of the communities we serve through strong system leadership and innovative partnerships to deliver integrated models of care

Potential – We will deliver world-class research and education and transform health through innovation

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

With reference to SOP to undertake a range of technical duties , including processing of patient samples for storage or extraction of DNA.

Collecting samples from pathology reception, sorting through samples and entering details of patient/sample on to the laboratory computer system in an accurate and timely fashion.

Routine cleaning/maintenance of laboratory equipment and laboratory areas.

Regular de-frosting and cleaning of laboratory fridges and freezers.

Logging incubator and fridge/freezer temperatures throughout the laboratory areas.

Person specification


Essential criteria

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above in English, Mathematics and a Science. Interested in Genetics

Desirable criteria

BSc in Genetics or a Biological science. Interested in working in Genetics in an NHS environment


Essential criteria

Computer literacy. Able to demonstrate an organised and methodical approach to tasks. Laboratory experience.

Desirable criteria

Experience of handling pathological specimens and aseptic techniques. Familiar with Laboratory IT systems. Familiar with NHS processes.

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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