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Mobile Lab Technician

£15 Per Hour
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Fixed Term Contract We're currently seeking Mobile Lab Technician based in and around the Manchester to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme. As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community. This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also developing first-rate technical skills and setting your Scientific career up for future success. You will be joining a supportive environment and will be provided with training and accreditation for the role and processes you are required to undertake. Your responsibilities: As an Lab Technician you will be undertaking Covid testing up to but not including the point of validation, with exception of auto-authorized procedures and working to standard operating procedures. You will use scientific knowledge to recognise incorrect results and take action to correct errors. You will be expected to perform laboratory tests requiring a high degree of manual dexterity. You will perform quality control as appropriate and report any out of consensus results to Biomedical Scientist staff for investigation. Additionally, you will be responsible for monitoring and performing daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance of analysers and other laboratory equipment, ensuring that logs are completed. Check the safety and functioning of all equipment perform simple troubleshooting and report malfunctions to Hub Scientist As an Lab Technician you will monitor stock levels of various reagents and to liaise with other staff members to ensure the maintenance of stock levels. You will maintain a clean, safe environment, ensuring adherence to the approved standards of cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control. You will ensure that the Standard Operating Procedures for own work area are kept up to date and displayed appropriately. Use word processing and spread sheet packages to produce audit reports and laboratory data. You will be expected to participate in the training of new biomedical assistants and associate practitioners. Supervise biomedical assistants and less experienced staff, allocating work, training, etc. You will actively participate in governance activities to ensure the highest standards of care and business conduct. This will ensure on-going compliance with local and national policies as required for UKAS standard as well as performing audits as required by Senior Scientific staff As a Lab Technician you will co-operate fully in adhering to the policies and procedures with regard to health and safety. This includes taking reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves or others who may be affected by their acts or omissions and immediately reporting to their manager any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice You will be expected to report any accidents to their manager as early as possible and submit a completed accident/incident form and wearing protective clothing and equipment appropriately where provide. Your experience: In order to be successful in the role of Mobile Lab Technician, you'll need the following education, experience and skills: Education: Appropriate Level 5 Qualification or equivalent e.g. Foundation degree or equivalent in Biomedical Science or BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant science subject. IBMS Certificate of achievement Level 2 (Higher)Experience: At least 12 months UK hospital laboratory experience covering duties explained in J.D. Word processing, spread sheets and laboratory information system experience. Aware of health and safety and confidentiality issues Skills: In addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory: Education: Keyboard or IT qualification.Experience: Experience of working in a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Skills: Supervisory skills Knowledge and understanding of clinical microbiology laboratory tests Able to work under pressure or to deadlines. Previous experience of using pipettes to aliquot small volumes of liquid Awareness of patient or customer issues.In return: As well as a competitive rate of pay you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment, with fantastic benefits. Please speak to our team to learn more. This role will work on a shift pattern and will require full flexibility. Please speak to our team to learn more. The main hub will be located in Manchester. Please speak to our team to learn more. This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome. You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. This job advertisement refers to an assignment with NHS Test and Trace. The Impellam Group is working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace so you will be employed on a fixed term employment basis with an Employing Agency within the Impellam Group and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace. Employing Agencies belonging to the Impellam Group include SRG, Medacs, Lorien and Blue Arrow. Contractual employment terms and conditions will be set out by the Employing Agency If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today
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