Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Healthcare Scientist Associate Practitioner

Band 4

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Immunology Laboratory
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
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Churchill Hospital
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Based at the Churchill Hospital, the Department of Immunology is part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust. The Department offers a large regional service for diagnostic Immunology and possesses a unique and diverse repertoire of assays, some of which are highly specialized (see our website). The laboratory has UKAS 15189 Accreditation and is accredited for training Biomedical and Clinical Scientists.

We are keen to recruit an enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated person to join our friendly team of staff. As an Associate Practitioner, you will play a key role in helping to deliver and develop our comprehensive, clinical immunology service.

You will support Healthcare Scientific staff by maintaining analytical equipment, producing chemical reagents and preparing biological specimens for analysis.  You will help to meet quality standards necessary for accreditation, and ensure that protocols are followed in a way that maintains Health, Safety and Information Security for individuals, the Department and the Trust.

You will have a positive, professional approach to patient care and be keen to work as part of a busy, highly skilled team. 

 You will be expected to actively participate in the training and development of technical, medical and support staff, as well as to be pro-active in your own continued development. As one of the largest Immunology laboratories in the UK we offer great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Closing date: 22nd May 2019

Planned interview date: 30th May 2019


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Victoria Barnard

01865 225991