Medical Laboratory Assistant | Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 26 October 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £18,005 - £19,337 pa pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 November 2020
Location: Maidstone, ME16 9QQ
Company: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 2716134/359-DP8777

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The Microbiology department currently has a vacancy for two laboratory assistants on a 12 month fixed term basis to cover secondments.

We are looking for a friendly person, who is practical and has an interest in science. This is not a trainee Biomedical Scientist position and will not lead to one. The role involves various duties rotating between the bacteriology laboratory, the office and waste disposal sections of the department. The laboratory is a purpose built facility (opened 2007) and located on the Maidstone Hospital site.

The role is full time 37.5 hours per week Monday - Sunday. Hours vary on rotation between 08:00 - 20:00hrs

In return we offer an interesting and worthwhile role within the team and provide all required training. We pride ourselves in being an UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accredited laboratory offering high quality service to hospitals and GPs.

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing date: Monday 2nd November 2020

Interview date: Monday 9th November 2020

This advert closes on Monday 2 Nov 2020

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