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Job summary

Main area
pathology
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months (Contract date ending 31st December 2021)
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-CHW0002
Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Town
Southampton
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
24/01/2021 23:59

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Associate Practitioner

Band 4

We’re looking for motivated and enthusiastic Band 4 Associate Practitioners (AP) to join University Hospital Southampton on a Fix Term contract until  December 2021. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a laboratory environment, and would be able to start in December 2020  or January 2021. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO 

  • You’ll work as part of the laboratory team, providing a high level of microbiological analysis in order to provide patients with the highest level of diagnosis.
  • Be responsible as necessary for the efficient day-to-day running of an area in a section of the laboratory
  • Support Biomedical Support Workers and inexperienced Associate practitioner
  • The role will include running a variety of basic technical assays
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Communicating with service users
  • Completing pre-analytical tasks
  • You will be required to work shifts on earlies, evenings, weekends, and public holidays as rostered.
  • There may be occasions where you will be asked to work a night shift due to work loads

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR  

  • Someone who is able to communicate well with staff in the department and service users
  • You must be able to plan and use your own time economically and effectively
  • A high degree of motivation and enthusiasm is essential for the role
  • A working knowledge of laboratory areas is desirable however not essential

WHAT WE CAN OFFER  

We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON  

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Haidee Parsons
Job title
Recruitment Advisor
Email address
haidee.parsons@uhs.nhs.uk
Additional information

Interviews will take place throughout the month and successful candidate will start their pre-employment checks soon after. 

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Telephone
01629 690826
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