Job Description


Associate Practioner

£15 Per Hour
Job Requirements/Description
5-8 month contract - Full Time We're currently seeking Exeter based Associate Practioners to work within a high output laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme. The laboratories advise and safely support the diagnosis of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. By streamlining the testing process, we can provide rapid, on-site, government certified test results for the benefit of public health, individuals, and corporate entities. This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth. Your responsibilities: Being actively involved in running assays with responsibility for oversight of a team of Biomedical Support Workers/Assistant Genetic Technologists Ensuring the continued safe and clinically compliant operation of the end-to-end LAMP assay based on a standardised operating procedure (aliquoting of samples, reaction mix preparation in a clean room, processing of samples, result validation) Providing supervision over one or more workflows (with direct line management over Biomedical Support Workers/Assistant Genetic Technologists), being a point of escalation for their queries and questions Working in a Containment Level 2 laboratory following local code of practice Assisting in the disposal of samples in accordance with all relevant guidelines Helping maintain stock levels in collaboration with in-situ lab staff Conducting root cause analysis of errors This role requires the following skills/experience/qualifications: Essential Minimum of 1 Science A-Level (or Equivalent) Educated to degree level within a scientific discipline, or equivalent lab experience Previous experience of supervising a laboratory team Experience of molecular biology techniques, for example PCR or LAMP Experience working in Biosafety Cabinets Experience with handling human biological samples Operation of laboratory equipment e.g. Optigene instruments A courteous manner Good communication skills Good attention to detail IT/Keyboard Skills Ability to follow specific instructions Ability to work productively within a team Ability to write legibly and unambiguously Understanding of relevant health and safety policies and procedures relative to the role Ability to carry out lifting and handling of laboratory items In return: As well as a competitive rate of pay of £12.82 / hour Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, may be a requirement for this to extend to shift work between 8am - 8pm WORKING CONDITIONS The post holder will work generally in a laboratory environment and may be required to sit or stand at the bench for prolonged periods. It is expected that the role will involve light to moderate physical effort. The post holder will be exposed to potentially infectious pathological samples on a daily basis with occasional exposure to other risks e.g. chemical encountered in the laboratory. This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome. 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
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