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Band 4
Bank work - although assignments will be given
Job ref
225-BCPS-Bank- 2708002
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Employer type
Various Laboratories in the Black Country
£11.59 £11.59 per hour as and when required
Salary period
25/10/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Bank Associate Practitioner

Band 4

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust are delighted that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.


Black Country Pathology Services, hosted by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust requires a number of bank Associate Practitioners to support with an increase in workload, particularly within the Microbiology laboratories. New Cross Hospital is the Hub site, but this requirement is for flexible applicants who can work across all Black Country sites including Sandwell General, Birmingham City Hospital, Russells Hall Hospital and Walsall Manor Hospital. Working hours will be varied and the requirement is for flexible staff who can work assignments that will be across working hours which will include a combination of earlies, late duties and nights. Assignments/placements will be provided for durations rather than on a shift by shift basis.

Appointable candidates will be required to perform a range of healthcare science clinical/technical/scientific activities and will have the ability to supervise, organise and allocate work to more junior staff.

Applicants will have significant and proven experience in a diagnostic pathology department, have previous experience as an MLA and will have a relevant set of qualifications which may include IBMS Certificate of Achievement (part 1 or 2), a Degree in Biomedical Science or a relevant NVQ3 plus additional theoretical or applied training in pathology departments.

There is an urgent need to appoint flexible staff who can work as soon as possible as our placements are available now in light of the upturn in Microbiology workload due to Covid-19. In light of this, the advert will be closed as soon as a high number of applicants have applied. Interviews may also take place with limited notice.

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Microbiology department through New Cross hospital switchboard

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