Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Healthcare Scientist Support Worker

Band 2

Main area
Immunology Laboratory
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£17,652 - £19,020 per annum
Today at 23:59
Interview date

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


Are you looking for a more varied and challenging role within an NHS Healthcare setting? Do you have previous administrative experience and a detail orientated approach?  Are you keen to put those skills to use and directly improve patient care?


If working as part of a friendly and result driven team sounds good, you may be just the person we need.

The Immunology laboratory at Oxford University Hospitals Trust is looking for enthusiastic, adaptable individuals with a desire to improve patient care.  This crucial position within a bustling laboratory setting works closely with, and in support of, Healthcare Scientists. 

The role involves the reception, processing and storage of biological specimens, data input, safe disposal of biological material and preparation of chemical reagents.  In addition, the post holder will be expected to manage levels of shared supplies, supervise less experienced members of staff and assist with housekeeping tasks.

You will have a positive professional approach and be keen to work as part of a busy, highly skilled team. Previous relevant experience in the NHS is desirable but not essential, as all necessary training will be provided. The ability to use computers is critical to ensure correct patient records are maintained. GCSE grade A-C / 4-9 in English (or equivalent) is essential and similar grades in mathematics or science highly desirable.

Closing date: 18th July 2019

Planned interview date: 1st August 2019

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Further details / informal visits contact

Victoria Barnard

01865 225991