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Main area
Virology
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Fixed Term 12 months
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
287-LCL-135-20
Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/10/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Associate Practitioner Virology

Band 4

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered.  The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work

We will soon be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: http://www.ooh-ar.com/rlbuht_welcome/liverpool_welcome.pdf

 

 

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL) is the largest provider of pathology services in the Northwest.

Our vision is to pioneer new technologies and ways of working that better inform decisions about a person's health, by providing greater accessibility to clinical diagnostic services. We employ over 600 staff across four locations, 24 hours a day and process in excess of 15 million tests each year.

Our mission is to be world leaders in research and innovation and we continually improve services for patients by investing in new insight and techniques.

The work we do is clinically led and cutting edge, making us a regional reference centre for many specialist investigations. As part of LCL you'll be encouraged to share your skills, whatever your area of expertise, to help drive the organisation to success.

We're looking for people who see opportunities, explore the potential and recognise that behind every sample is a real person. If you're someone who inspires those around you and is a true 'team player', we want to hear from you. We offer excellent training and development opportunities for all disciplines and a chance to be part of our new state of the art laboratory, opening date to be confirmed. Whether you live in Liverpool already or are considering a move, there's never been a better time to joins us at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories.

Here at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories we are looking for Associate Practitioners to join our Virology Department. The posts sit within one of the largest and most complex pathology laboratories in the country; making this an exciting place to work.

The Virology service provides a diagnostic service to over 150 GP practices across Cheshire, Merseyside and further afield. The department is at the forefront of COVID-19 testing and offers a vast array of routine analysis, utilising large automated systems. In addition it provides a number of clinically supported specialist diagnostics supra-regionally.

This exciting role will provide valuable laboratory support within the Virology Department and contribute to diagnostic testing patient pathways. Your ability to engage and work within a team will be vital. You will be flexible, able to prioritise and have confidence in your own ability.  The role is fixed term for 12 months and will be supporting COVID-19 testing, on a 24/7 basis.

Reporting into senior Biomedical Scientists and working closely with multiple scientific staff groups, you will be part of a team delivering high quality services and an excellent experience for our patients.

 

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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

Name
David Carlise
Job title
Senior Biomedical Scientist
Email address
david.carlise@liverpoolft.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0151 706 4694
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