Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Laboratory Support Worker (with Level 2 Apprenticeship)

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Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe Hospital, Microbiology
£15,404 - £18,157 pa
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The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Laboratory Support Worker (with Level 2 Apprenticeship)

Microbiology £15,404 - £18,157 / 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.

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 will be an advantage.

Duties :You will be required to input patient information onto the Laboratory computer system so an 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 (such as Kiestra), autoclaves and centrifuges, as well as making up solutions and managing stock.

Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship in Healthcare Science: Successful applicants will undertake a Level 2 Diploma apprenticeship in Healthcare Science over a 13 month fixed term training period. There would be an expectation to attend regular meetings with the supervisor and 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: 19 February 2018

Interview Date: 14 March 2018

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Oakley, Microbiology Laboratory Manager on 01865 220886

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726