We are currently recruiting for Band 3 Laboratory Technician to join our fast paced and dynamic Microbiology team. This role is part of a team which provides an efficient and effective Microbiology service to two general hospitals (Southend University/Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Trusts) and local GP community. We’re the first lab in the UK to be able to offer some Specialist BMS staff the opportunity to read bacterial cultures from home, utilising BD Kiestra Synapsys technology.
We are looking for a Laboratory Technician (Microbiology) to join the team at Pathology First.
- To be able to rotate through all areas of the Laboratories as required (Dependent on experience and training), to perform all designated duties in accordance with local working practices, to maintain high personal standards and conform to Health and Safety regulations
- To prepare and process clinical specimens for biomedical testing, within operating procedures and protocols
- To work within agreed quality standards of service delivery and turnaround times under the supervision of Associate Practitioners
- To continue with personal development through academic or practical experience
Essential Skills and Experience:
- NVQ3, or equivalent, level of knowledge
- Working knowledge of the receipt and preparation of samples for biomedical testing
- Good degree of accuracy & numeracy
- Knowledge of computer applications in use within Pathology, particularly LIMS, Quality Management System and Procurement system
- Adept at majority of specimen receipt and preparation procedures
- Experience of working in a Biomedical laboratory
- Ability to communicate with a wide range of levels of staff within the laboratory and user organisations
- Progress to a degree entry qualification
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.
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.
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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.