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Lab Haematology
Band 2/3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 per week)
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Horton General Hospital
£18,005 - £21,142 per annum/ pro-rata (dependant on experience)
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Laboratory Support Worker

Band 2/3

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit


Laboratory Support Workers (Band 2/ 3)

The Departments of Laboratory Haematology and Clinical Biochemistry are spread across 4 sites at 3 hospitals in Oxford and Banbury, and the successful candidates would work as part of a team at the Banbury site of the Trust.

The Departments are both UKAS and HCPC accredited.

The Oxford University Hospital has a more diverse range of testing being carried out than many other Hospitals with a variety of specialist workload being referred in, and training in appropriate specialist sections may be given, over time, as required, but this will not be the priority in this role.

We require laboratory support staff to work with qualified scientists to perform basic sample preparation and data entry. 

Band 2/3 dependant on any previous relevant experience.

A flexible approach to working hours is required as the Department provides a 24/7/365 service.

The posts will spend the majority of the time based at Horton Hospital in Banbury.

The successful candidate(s) will work as part of a busy multidisciplinary team and have a positive professional approach to patient care.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails. Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Closing Date: 21st April 2021

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Liz Siggs
Job title
Lead Biomedical Scientist
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01869 229243
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