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Medical Laboratory Assistant at Taskmaster

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Taskmaster BD9, Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire Full-Time
£9.21/ hour
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A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a sciences graduate to work within a laboratory setting in a healthcare setting. The successful applicant will have gained lab based experience as part of their studies (or post studies experience) and be available to work immediately.


1. Under supervision and following Standard Operating Procedures the following duties may be carried out.

* Undertake in service training leading to the completion of the MLA logbook

* Deal with telephone enquiries.

* Liaise with and despatch consumables to service users.

* Solve day to day problems e.g. Mislabelled specimens

* Sort and prepare work for diagnostic testing

* Prioritise and fast track urgent and emergency work.

* Input PID and other data into the laboratory computer

* Maintain stocks of reagents and consumables.

* Prepare test materials, such as making up solutions of chemicals.

* Disposal of waste, including waste from the Category 3 Room

* Disinfection and cleaning of equipment and working areas.

* The routine maintenance of equipment.

* When appropriate assist in the training of new staff

* To assist in routine processing of samples received: Urines, faeces, swabs, blood culture, tissues, fluids and respiratory (non-TB) samples.

* to retrieve and grow organisms stored on beads in the deep freeze

* Maintenance and calibration of laboratory instruments and updating quality control records using necessary judgement and referring any inconsistencies to supervisors e.g. registered Biomedical Scientist.

* Sending away of specialist tests to reference laboratories in line with SOP and where required the scanning and entry of the reference reports on the laboratory computer system.

* To read MRSA plates.

* To process isolates for antibiotic testing on the Microscan automated system.

* To subculture blood culture positive bottles and prepare gram films.

Candidates will be required to work 37.5 hours a week on a rota basis and must have the flexibility to work shift patterns inclusive of weekends and nights (Not every single week but when required).

A full copy of the job description will be provided to all shortlisted applicants.

Taskmaster Resources is acting as a recruitment business for this role

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