Associate Practitioner

Location Bracknell
Discipline: Lab
Salary: ££14.87 - £15.87 per hour
Contact name: Brenda Moore

Job ref: BRAC696_1639746247
Published: about 1 month ago

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Associate Practitioner based in and around Brants Bridge, Bracknell to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme, helping society's return to a more normal way of life.

Gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community and join a supportive environment where training and accreditation (where relevant) will be provided for this role.

What you can expect:

  • To undertake sample reception, preparation, analysis and recording of results in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Liaise with line manager as part of a team delivering a high-quality protocol based technical service under the supervision of scientific staff
  • Required to communicate with a range of colleagues and external suppliers/stakeholders
  • Required to operate sophisticated, automated laboratory equipment and perform scientific techniques under supervision
  • Appropriately handle body fluids and materials, including high risk specimens
  • To report results in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and as appropriate to grade
  • To act as supervisor for support grade staff members as agreed with the laboratory management team
  • The post holder will be expected to train, support, and advise less experienced staff, such as trainees, students, and Medical Laboratory Assistants

What we're looking for:

This position will be ideal for those seeking to take the next step within their scientific research career, also suitable for graduates with some experience working in a laboratory environment and a clear understanding of the health and safety protocols in a lab environment.

  • BSc Honours degree in a Biology based subject or Life Sciences
  • Experience in a laboratory setting (academic, clinical, or industrial)
  • Experience of using a biosafety cabinet
  • A comprehensive understanding of health and safety protocols in a lab environment
  • Evidence of strong communication and team-working skills
  • Evidence of excellent attention to detail

In return:

We offer an initial 6-week agency contract for this role, which will develop into an FTC contract employed directly by the NHS Trust which runs until 31st March 2022 upon a successful trial period.

Working hours and shift times

This role operates a 3 on 3 off shift rotation, 12-hour shifts, alternating between day and night shifts every 12 days, including weekends. Please speak to a member of the recruitment team for further details, shifts are fixed and non-flexible.


Compliance checks

Please be aware that Baseline Personnel Security Standard. (BPSS)

Diversity at NHS Test and Trace
You will be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team that reflects the communities we serve. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and empowering them to contribute fully at work.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.

Please note: 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 (either SRG, Medacs, Lorien or Blue Arrow) within Impellam Group, in line with contractual employment terms and conditions set out by the respective Employing Agency, and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace.