Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Laboratory Support Worker (with Level 2 Apprenticeship)

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£17,652 - £19,020 per annum
22/07/2019 23:59

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


Laboratory Support Worker

(with support to undertake a Level 2 Qualification in Healthcare Science)


£17,652 / annum pro rata

(with enhanced pay for night and weekend working)


The Applicant: Applicants for this position will be highly reliable, trustworthy and be able to work to tight deadline under pressure. You will be a team worker as well as able to work on your own and demonstrate the OUH core values of behaviour and conduct. You will have a flexible approach to work hours as you will be expected to work Departmental out of hour’s shifts and rotas as and when required. This may include evenings and nights both through the week and at weekends and Bank holidays. This is a full time post (37.5 hours / week).


Knowledge requirements: A good, basic level of education is required that demonstrates a good understanding of the English language and a good level of numeracy.


 This post may not be suitable for those who hold university qualifications (degree) or above.


Skills requirement: Good verbal and written communication skills are essential along with fast, accurate keyboard skills. An ability to follow instructions, work under pressure and demonstrate good manual dexterity.


Duties : As a laboratory support worker, you will be required to input patient information onto the Laboratory computer

system so a good understanding of English and keyboard skills are essential.  The role would require you to provide an

efficient and effective service within the Microbiology Laboratory, involving sample receipt, data entry and sample

processing in accordance with Departmental SOPs and Trust policies and procedures. Successful applicants will also be

required to undertake other laboratory duties as described in the job description which also includes the working with

laboratory automation and equipment, autoclaves and centrifuges, as well as making up solutions and managing stock.


Level 2 Diploma Qualification / Apprenticeship in Healthcare Science: Successful applicants will be fully supported to undertake a Level 2 Diploma apprenticeship in Healthcare Science over a 13 month fixed term training period. The department commits to dedicated study time for those undertaking this qualification within the working hours.  There would be an expectation that successful candidates are able to attend regular meetings with the supervisor, assessor and attend training sessions leading to a QCF Level 2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare Science. This consists of a Diploma qualification and functional skills in literacy and numeracy and ICT.


Agenda for Change terms and conditions of service apply.

Closing date: 22 July 2019

Planned interview date: Wednesday 31 July 2019

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Oakley, Microbiology Laboratory Manager on 01865 220886