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Laboratory Healthcare Assistant – Antrim

Posted 2 weeks ago

Laboratory Healthcare Assistant urgently required for the Antrim Area. At present, we have an immediate start opportunity for an ongoing temporary staff member to cover in the Biochemistry or Point of Care laboratory department located in the main hospital building.  Shift patterns are either 8am-4pm, 4pm – midnight or midnight to 8am.

These positions are full time only at present with successful candidate fully flexible to work on a shift pattern. The rate of pay is £10.40 – £17.57 per hour, depending on shift worked and an unsocial rate after 8pm.

What The Job Entails:

  • Following written instructions by a qualified biomedical scientist
  • Receive and sort all clinical samples from inpatients and outpatients
  • Keeping records up to date
  • To sort criteria of samples and label as appropriate
  • To check the details on the samples, match with forms received
  • To maintain a clean and efficient working area
  • To flag any errors received to management
  • To prepare appropriate solutions where necessary
  • The removal and disposal of laboratory waste according to departmental procedures
  • To be aware and adhere to all Health and Safety Regulations

What We Need From You:

  • 4 GCSE’s including English and Math (Grades A-C) Plus one year’s relevant experience in a Laboratory


  • NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent qualification in a relevant subject


  • 2 years or more relevant laboratory experience appropriate to the post

What We Would Like From You:

  • Computer experience
  • GCSE in a Science Discipline
  • Basic knowledge of the role of a diagnostic laboratory

What We Will Offer You:

  • £10.40 – £17.57 per hour, with unsocial hour rate available
  • A minimum of 28 days paid holiday’s (pro rata)
  • Inclusion into our company pension scheme
  • Free Comprehensive and ongoing annual training courses

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Hours of work are on a shift basis and may include evenings and weekends
  • 24 Hour on call service that can be accessed for emergencies
  • Closing date of advertisement 05.10.22 @ 5.00pm

The Next Steps, How To Contact The Team That Ticks All The Boxes:

  • Contact Ellen McCartney or Megan Lowry on 02825648477
  • Simply click the apply button

Laboratory Healthcare Assistant – Antrim

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