Location Liverpool
Job type Temporary
Salary £14 - £15 per hour
Reference 26156
Date posted January 08, 2021
Maxxima are currently recruiting for an Associate Practitioner - Mass Testing (COVID 19) Laboratory for the NHS

The successful candidate will at the minimum have obtained a BSc in a relevant field, some previous lab experince a big plus. 
The pay rate for this role is £14 to £15 p/h


  • Reception, sorting and distribution of all clinical and environmental samples.
  • To assess the suitability and appropriateness of samples submitted to the laboratory and to take remedial action when required.
  • To process specimens that are used for screening, diagnostic and clinical management of patients using correct techniques as well as complex, specialised equipment
  • To apply the level of manual dexterity needed for the processing of pathological specimens using aseptic technique.
  • To interpret clinical request forms to plan and prioritise workload according to clinical urgency and to liaise with medical staff if required.
  • To record the investigations indicated on the clinical request forms into the laboratory computer system.
  • To analyse clinical samples using appropriate kits and procedures and entering the results of the investigations into the computer system for Biomedical Scientist to release reports for medical staff authorisation.
  • To ensure the satisfactory completion and validation of automated assays and record the results of control values and the results of the investigations into the computer system.
  • Processing of Category 3 Samples using Class 1 Safety Cabinets i.e. pus, high risk fluids and grinding of tissue samples using mortar and pestle technique.
  • Preparing and storing of specimens in low temperature storage systems.
  • Assisting Biomedical Scientists in the setting up of Yeast sensitivities and bacterial identification systems including visual or automatic interpretation.
  • To troubleshoot, and carry out routine maintenance on specialist equipment and perform calibration and implement alternative methods in event of failure.
  • Use of complex, expensive and highly specialised equipment such as the continuous monitoring, automated detection systems to analyse clinical samples
  • Contributing to the general reception area

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