Pathology Assistants have a crucial role in our laboratory work. In this role you will be supporting Biomedical Scientists by carrying out non-interpretive laboratory procedures, entering data onto our systems, booking in and handling patient samples, packing specimens, preparing reagents and performing simple analytical procedures. You will also be providing information and advice to both colleagues and service users, gained through knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory procedures and requirements.
ESHT Pathology is looking to recruit a Pathology Assistant to join our progressive, busy and friendly department. Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals who have an interest in Healthcare Sciences and are keen and committed to learning new skills associated with this post. Relevant experience working in a clinical laboratory environment will be an advantage.
Please note that the Job Description is currently under review.
In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and pension scheme, alongside on-going training to support you in becoming a competent and qualified member of the team. There are opportunities for experienced Pathology Assistants to specialise in a particular area of work in the future.
Pathology is based over 2 sites. The majority of services are based at Eastbourne DGH, with some services running from Conquest Hospital in Hastings. Although based at Conquest Hospital, you may be required to travel cross site as part of this job.
We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work
We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people’s own homes.
In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated ‘Outstanding’. Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’.
In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.
This advert closes on Tuesday 12 Oct 2021
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