Band 3 Medical Laboratory Assistant Required in London

  • Job Reference: MLA2011
  • Date Posted: 20 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £10.00 to £11.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Biomedical Science, Biomedical Science > Medical Laboratory Assistant, Biomedical Science > Biochemistry
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maxxima is currently seeking a experienced Band 3 Medical Laboratory Assistant to fill a full time role in London.

The starting pay rate for this locum BMS job is £10.00 to £11.00 per hour and is an ongoing role.

Requirements of the role:

All applicants must have a relevant experience of working within an NHS or Private Pathology Laboratory. Candidates must have a Valid Working Holiday Visa, Ancestry Visa or EU Citizenship.

1. Reception of specimens and their 'booking-in' on the computer.

2.The organisation and provision of a molecular diagnostic service for biopsy samples and blood. Including blood fractionation into components and DNA extraction.

3.The organisation and provision of training for other staff members as necessary.

4.Specimen evaluation and collection from theatres.

5.Maintaining chemical and equipment stocks.

6.Storage/ archiving of human tissue samples and derivative samples.

7.Participation in any lab rotas.

8.To take part in any other laboratory duties as and when the need arises.

10.To actively follow and promote UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities.

11.To maintain awareness of and comply with fire and health and safety regulations.

12.To carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.

Qualifications and Experience

*It is essential that applicants are State Registered Biomedical Scientists (Grade 1) or Research Technicians with a relevant first degree and at least 2-3 years experience in biochemistry/molecular biology.

Knowledge and Skills

*The post involves a considerable planning requirement as to work method: extreme care is required as to accuracy and dependability in record-keeping and archiving of human tissue samples and derivative preparations thereof. Applicants must be able to demonstrate this ability.

*The post holder must be able to liaise effectively with clinical and research staff to ensure the smooth collection of tissue samples from theatre.

*An initial training period will be provided during which working practices and techniques will be demonstrated in detail. Subsequently, it will be the post holder's responsibility to organise his/her own work programme, reporting to his/her immediate research supervisor.

*The ability to work flexible hours (occasionally into the early evening) is essential.

Biomedical Scientists / Technicians are encouraged to attend departmental and laboratory meetings, involve themselves in development and training and to use the excellent library facilities at UCL and the National Hospital.

Contact us:

If you are interested in this position please contact us now by clicking the apply button.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.

Reasonable adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our biomedical science team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

About us:

Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas.

We're the kind of people who put ourselves in your shoes. We'll always go out of our way, putting you first and delivering on what we say. You'll know who's supporting you every step of the way and we'll always have time to take your call.

We like to think we're a little bit different. Why? Because we like what we do, care about what you do, and you'll find we're unusually friendly.

Recommend a colleague:

Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.

The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £250. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.