SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Band 4 Associate Practitioner – Histology

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: £25,147 - £27,596
  • AfC Banding: 4

SYNLAB UK & Ireland have extensive experience of working in partnership with the NHS to deliver and improve pathology services through its existing pathology joint ventures – including Southwest Pathology Services (SPS).

For the past decade, the SPS team has played a crucial role in positively impacting healthcare in Somerset. We are excited to announce an excellent opportunity for a Band 4 Associate Practitioner to join our Histology team. You would be providing support to the leadership of Southwest Pathology Services at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. Our laboratory is accredited with ISO15189 UKAS and is recognised as a HCPC approved training facility.

Hours: 37.5hrs a week / 7.5hr shifts between 7am-8pm / Mon-Fri

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide support for the day-to-day operation of the Histopathology team.
  • Support the laboratories in the Send Away process for genetic testing referral.
  • Utilise the laboratory LIMS, Q-Pulse quality monitoring system and other application software according to authorised protocols.
  • Provide supervision, training and professional leadership to junior staff which includes monitoring their performance against laboratory standards and their training plans.  

What we’re looking for:

  • Relevant NVQ Level 3 with applied theoretical knowledge, training to Level 4 diploma or equivalent desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Biomedical techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and LIMS including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Statistical Packages.
  • Good problem-solving and communication skills, along with the adaptability to change.
  • Good developed interpersonal and team working abilities.
  • Ability to analyse and technically interpret test results.

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 £1500 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. For Band 7 – 8c roles, a discretionary team performance bonus payment worth up to 5% of salary per annum.

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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