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Applicants are invited for this permanent post based within the Haematology and Transfusion laboratories at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The successful applicants will provide a supporting role to the professional clinical laboratory service.
The appointee would be expected to carry out, under the supervision of qualified laboratory staff, a range of routine laboratory and administrative tasks, which do not require the skill and training of a state registered Biomedical Scientist, including the following:
- Operate stock control of blood stocks.
- Receive and label specimens and distribute to the relevant department.
- Carry out preparatory procedures on samples.
- Basic operation of laboratory equipment including regular cleaning.
- Input of patient’s details into the lab computing system to a high degree of accuracy.
- Input of stock orders into the finance computer system and general stock keeping duties.
- General clerical duties including the generation and distribution of laboratory reports.
- Communicate with other departments by phone, letter and email.
- Handle enquiries from service users and members of the public.
You will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work accurately under pressure and a flexible approach to work.. Standard grade English and a Science subject or previous experience of working in a laboratory is required.
Working patterns will be mainly Monday – Friday within core hours but you may be required to work out of hours including overnight, weekends and public holidays in line with the needs of the service.
The duties of this post require the successful candidate to complete a Standard Police Act Disclosure Scotland Check.
Informal Enquiries: Gillian Mason, transfusion deputy manager, 01324 566777
Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.
NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.
NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.