Biomedical Assistant

Location Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Discipline: Support
Salary: £Up to £12.82 per hour
Contact name: Jessica Hill-Thompson

Job ref: BHM1_1626415076
Published: 8 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

6 month contract - Full Time

We're currently seeking Birmingham based Biomedical Assistants to work within a high output diagnostics Mobile laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

The mobile laboratories advise and safely support the diagnosis of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

By streamlining the testing process, we can provide rapid, on-site, government certified test results for the benefit of public health, individuals, and corporate entities.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

  • Perform basic laboratory analytical assays or techniques according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Sample reception duties including receiving, sorting, labelling, bar coding and racking of samples on arrival
  • Load samples onto centrifuges, pre-analytical automation, or other sample preparation equipment.
  • File, archive and retrieve samples, dispatch samples to referral sites as appropriate
  • Perform general house-keeping duties including safe disposal of waste, general cleaning and tidying, stock management and stores duties.
  • Perform basic laboratory equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Work flexibly and undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade as required

This role requires the following skills:

Essential

  • A courteous manner
  • Good communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • IT/Keyboard Skills
  • Ability to follow specific instructions
  • Ability to work productively within a team
  • Ability to write legibly and unambiguously
  • Understanding of relevant health and safety policies and procedures relative to the role
  • Ability to carry out lifting and handling of laboratory items

Desirable

  • IT or Keyboard qualification
  • General house keeping duties
  • Evidence of previous work in this sector

Education:

  • Good standard of general education GCSE maths or English (or equivalent).

Experience Desired :

  • Manual handling skills

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay of £12.82 / hour

You'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment during induction. - this will be between 2-6 weeks Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30 based in Leicester. (expenses/hotels provided for training period)

This role works on a shift pattern of 4 days on 4 days off including weekends 8am-8pm-8pm-8am shifts

WORKING CONDITIONS

The post holder will work generally in a laboratory environment and may be required to sit or stand at the bench for prolonged periods. It is expected that the role will involve light to moderate physical effort. The post holder will be exposed to potentially infectious pathological samples on a daily basis with occasional exposure to other risks e.g. chemical encountered in the laboratory.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome.

This job advertisement refers to an assignment with NHS Test and Trace. The 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 within the Impellam Group and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace. Employing Agencies belonging to the Impellam Group include SRG, Medacs, Lorien and Blue Arrow. Contractual employment terms and conditions will be set out by the Employing Agency.