Higher Biomedical Support Worker
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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.
We are seeking a Higher Biomedical support worker to join the microbiology team based at Glangwili hospital in Carmarthen. Candidates will need to be enthusiastic, well-motivated and innovative, with good organisational and practical abilities supported by scientific knowledge. Have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to lead and support individual and team working.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will participate in a wide range of routine laboratory tasks. These include quality control, specimen processing, maintenance of equipment, operation of automated equipment, waste disposal and clerical duties. The post holder will support the provision of microbiological diagnostic services in conjunction with Biomedical Scientific staff. It is essential that the post holder adhers to the strict Health and Safety practices within the laboratory, is able to follow written laboratory standard operating procedures and work alongside qualified BMS staff as part of the team.
The successful candidate will participate in weekday, weekend, bank holiday and unsocial hours working, which is both AFC and EWTD compliant. Contractual 37.5 hours to be worked over a 7 day working week.
Working for our organisation
Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.
Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.
To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit https://phw.nhs.wales/working-for-us/applicant-information-and-guidance/
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.
- GCSE Maths and English and science related subject or equivalent
- IBMS Certificate of Achievement Part 1 or willingness to complete.
- Basic knowledge of laboratory work
- Experience of working within a UK microbiology laboratory.
- Able to work reliably and efficiently under own initiative and as part of a team
- Able to accurately follow verbal and written instructions and procedures
- Good IT skills
- Previous use of the LIMS.
- Awareness of health & safety issues and good laboratory practice.
- Reliable, conscientious and punctual
- Ability to accept direction (written and verbal) and take responsibility for own actions.
- Able to deal with problems in a calm and efficient manner.
- Motivated and enthusiastic about the work and the profession.
- Keen to demonstrate good personal performance
- Willingness to participate in extended working day, weekend and bank holiday rotas within the laboratory.
- Ability to speak Welsh
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rachel Ecclestone
- Job title
- Senior BMS
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01267 227503