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Blood Sciences Associate Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
30 Hour per week
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Wythenshawe Site
£20,150 - £ 23,363 (pro rata)
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Blood Sciences

Healthcare Sciences Associate Practitioner

Band 4 - Salary £20,150 - £23,363 (pro rata)

Permanent 30 hours per week including weekend rota

The merger of University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM Wythenshawe) and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) on the 1st October 2017, now known as Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, is the largest organisation across the NHS.

The Wythenshawe Hospital site of MFT is a major acute university teaching hospital providing services to adults and children, serving a population of approximately 600,000. Patients come from outside the region to access tertiary services such as cardiothoracic surgery, burns, transplant, respiratory medicine and adult cystic fibrosis. 

The pathology department at Wythenshawe Hospital and are seeking applications from experienced and enthusiastic Associate Practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Health Care Science (or equivalent), to work within the Blood Sciences and sample reception areas of the laboratory.

The successful candidate will be expected to rotate around the Blood Sciences sections of Biochemistry, Point of Care testing, Sample Reception, Haematology and Immunology, participating in the routine work of the analytical area under the supervision of the Biomedical Scientific staff. Duties will include sorting, labelling, data handling and processing of potentially hazardous specimens, basic preparation of calibrators and quality controls, stock management, basic analyser maintenance, handling of laboratory waste and also assisting with organising and maintaining data quality.

The candidates will require at least 12 months laboratory experience and have of obtained skills and techniques within the laboratory environment.  Capability in following standard operating procedures, good organisation skills, and the ability to work both in a team and individually are essential.

Wythenshawe hospital is situated in South Manchester and has excellent transport links to Manchester city centre and the surrounding areas via the M56 and M60 motorways and also the Airport metrolink line. 

The department also has full ISO 15189 accreditation for Laboratory and POCT and holds full HCPC training status.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Miller, Biochemistry Laboratory Manager Tel No: 0161 291 4783


Dee Patel, Senior BMS Biochemistry.  Tel No: 0161 291 4781

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2338