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Medical Laboratory Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£15,596 per annum (75% max band 3 until trained)
20/09/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

The post holder will work in the context of the objectives of the Pathology Directorate and the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) in the Biochemistry department. The principle duties of the post holder will be to assist in the pre and post analytical processing of diagnostic specimens, and carry out routine tasks in the laboratory, which do not require the skill and training of a State Registered BMS. They will prepare biological samples for analysis following Standard Operating Procedures, and will carry out some analysis and report results under the supervision of a State Registered BMS.

Responsible to Section Supervisors Accountable to Biochemistry Manager

Hours between 08:00 – 24:00 Monday to Friday (covered by 3 shifts on a rotational basis)

Successful applicants will initially be employed on Annex 21 (75% of top of band3 ) until full training and competency assessments are complete.

Part time working and job share may also be considered.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Geoff Birkinshaw

Biochemistry Manager

01253 953168

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