Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 per week
Job ref
£18,813 to £20,795 per annum
21/07/2019 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 & Admin assistant in Neuropathology

West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Band 3, 37.5 hrs per week with no Saturday rotation



Are you currently a laboratory assistant interested in working in a new lab? Or are you an experienced administrative assistant, looking for change and a new challenge?  If so, we have an exciting opening for a Laboratory support worker within the department of Neuropathology.


Our ideal colleague is mature, organised, helpful, conscientious, and hard-working. We will ask you to support the work of the Laboratory Manager, Administrator, Biomedical Scientists, and Medical Laboratory Assistants so we will need someone who enjoys variety in their job and is happy to adapt as required.


The role requires someone who will apply a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and a good dose of common sense to every aspect of their work. We recognise that our ideal candidate may not have a scientific background and will provide training appropriate for the role where necessary. We place tremendous importance on finding someone who is able to work hard, put our patients first and take pride in their essential work within the team.


Please read through the job description and specification list and if you have any questions, please call.


Unfortunately, this role is not suitable for BMS graduates looking for training positions.

Closing Date: 21-07-2019

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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

Hannah Keyser, Neuropathology Manager, on 01865 231537.