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Assistant Technical Officer - External Services posted by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

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Full Time
University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees
£17,652 - £19,020 / year
NHS Band 3

Job Description

We are on a continuous journey of improvement and transformation but our main priority is, and always will be, providing safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. If you share our passion then apply for this opportunity and help us make our patients’ experience the best it can possibly be.

With a budget of around £270m, three hospitals and 5,500 staff, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital-based services to the population of Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and parts of East Durham and Sedgefield as well as community, therapeutic and screening to a wider population across Durham and Teesside.


Stockton Quality Control Laboratory is the regional NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory for the North East, North Cumbria and also supplies services to NHS Trusts in Yorkshire. The laboratory supplies a wide range of quality assurance services to pharmacy departments, hospital estates departments, sterile services departments and other units with clean room facilities. The service also has customers within the private sector and supplies services such as contract analysis to these clients.

The laboratory is based at the University Hospital of North Tees which is part of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Stockton Quality Control Laboratory is part of the Pharmacy Department which is in the Clinical Services Directorate.

We require a motivated team player who, under supervision, will be responsible for assisting our external services team in the testing of cleanrooms and medical gases. This will involve:

  • Preparing test equipment and documentation
  • Collation of test results and preparation of laboratory reports
  • Preparing equipment for transfer into clean rooms using appropriate disinfection techniques
  • Carry out basic cleanroom tests under supervision
  • Taking responsibility for the maintenance and calibration of test equipment
  • Taking responsibility for stock control within the section

The post holder will be required to stay away overnight periodically and there will be some unsocial hours.

Along with the main responsibilities above The post holder will be responsible for providing cover for the laboratory van drivers for approximately two months per year. Therefore, the ideal applicant will have experience in delivering delicate goods or samples to multiple locations. Within this part of the role the post holder will be responsible for delivery and collection of goods and samples to and from customer sites across the North of England/West Midlands. To meet the needs of the service the, post holder will be required to commence work early in the day so that samples are received back in the laboratory for processing.

The post holder needs to be reliable and adaptable to the needs of the service as required. Experience of working in a cleanroom environment would be an advantage. A driving licence is essential for this post and applications are invited from those individuals who have experience of driving a range of vans.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jamie Clarke – Head of External Services or Rebecca Hollifield – Lead Technician on [Click here to apply]






Please check your email address on a regular basis as applicants invited to attend an interview will be notified via this method.

As part of our recruitment process, you will be required to undertake pre-employment screening:

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (previously Criminal Records Bureau)
Where a post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it may be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Scheme to check for any previous criminal convictions. Should you require a copy of the Trust's Disclosure and Barring Service Policy, please contact a member of the Workforce & Resource Team on [Click here to apply].

Please note the essential qualifications required for the post outlined within the the Person Specification. You are required to hold and provide evidence of the necessary qualifications for the post at interview should you be short listed.

With effect from 1 December 2016 - Employment with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period. Please note that internal applications and individuals that are appointed to fixed term appointments of less than 6 months duration are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or a bank member of staff.)


As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references covering their last three years employment history. Applicants are requested to ensure e-mail addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references are not acceptable.

We are an equal opportunities employer, as such we are recognised for being a positive about disabled employer.

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

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