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Senior Medical Laboratory Assistant

Band 4

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Band 4
Full Time
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Sussex County Hospital
£20,150 to £23,363 per annum
31/10/2018 23:59
Interview date

Frontier Pathology is a joint venture between Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SaSH) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH). We are an innovative partnership of NHS pathology services, established to secure and develop pathology services for clinicians and their patients in Brighton, Surrey and Sussex.  We provide pathology services in a wide variety of settings, serving our founding Trusts, other NHS and private hospitals and primary care organisations.

The Microbiology Department at BSUH receives over 650,000 specimens per year and undertakes all routine microbiology procedures including specimen analysis, results interpretation and report generation.

We require a Senior Medical Laboratory Assistant who will primarily oversee the laboratory area and its medical laboratory assistant functions; prioritising resources to effect a smooth transition of samples through the laboratory. This position would suit a Medical Laboratory Assistant who has experience of a clinical laboratory department and an understanding ISO 15189 and continual improvement.

The successful applicant must be conscientious, enthusiastic and able to liaise confidently with colleagues within the department and beyond.

This post is primarily based at Royal Sussex County Hospital and the successful applicant will be expected to work and attend meetings across all sites of Frontier Pathology if required.

This vacancy is only open to current employees of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust (BSUH) and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare (NHS)Trust (SaSH).

  • Posts in the Trust are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.
  • Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)
  • We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.
  • If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mrs Clare McKoen - Microbiology Site Manager  on 01273 696955 ext 3678 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

01444 448692 / 448616