Medical Laboratory Assistant – Histopathology (Band 3) – Airedale NHS Foundation Trust – Keighley

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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We are looking for 2 enthusiastic, motivated, full- time Medical Laboratory Assistants (Band 3) to work as part of the Histopathology Department at Airedale General Hospital and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Integrated Pathology Solutions LLP is an innovative joint-venture pathology service between Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. This partnership delivers a high quality pathology service through collaboration between three Trusts for the benefit of patient and service users.

The role is based within the laboratories at Airedale General Hospital and Bradford Royal Infirmary on a rotational basis. The successful candidate will be employed directly by the NHS as an Airedale NHS Foundation Trust employee.

Please note: These positions are for a 12 month fixed term contract

The selected candidate will be expected to perform routine daily tasks which include receipt of pathological specimens, assisting with the pathological dissection of tissue, input of data, block and slide filing. In addition, the candidate would be expected to participate in the retrieval and filing of blocks and slides from St Lukes Hospital and the daily maintenance of equipment and machinery used. The candidate will also be trained to a competent level in microtomy and the performance of special stains. The laboratory has recently taken receipt of Digital Scanners with the aim of implementing Digital Pathology into the workflow. It would be expected that the successful candidate will be trained in the use of the Digital Scanning equipment.

Please note that the job description alludes to both Band 2 and 3. You would only be required to perform duties appropriate to your Band.

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

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