Location Leeds
Job type Temporary
Salary £10 - £11 per hour
Reference 25388
Date posted November 16, 2020
Maxxima are currently looking for a Junior Lab Technician to work in a COVID Lamp Lab in Leeds.

Indicative role summary for Junior lab technician (COVID LAMP Lab)
Anticipated matching with Final year undergraduate students (FBS)

Job Summary:

To support the testing laboratory with the following functions:

To collect, deliver, receive and assist in the processing of clinical diagnostic specimens for testing

To undertake routine clinical technical investigations, this may involve operating equipment following standard operating procedures. Some of this work may be under supervision.

To enter and retrieve patient demographic details using the laboratory information system

To work as a member of the team, communicating effectively with colleagues and other healthcare staff.

As part of the team, you will be expected to perform a range of routine tasks in support of other biomedical, scientific and medical staff. You will be required to have problem solving skills that will allow you to make judgements and decisions about job related situations including identifying primary actions and appropriate escalation and reporting.

You will be required to communicate information, some of which may be related to patient management and care, to colleagues, healthcare staff and other organizations.  

Duties may include:


To perform appropriate technical laboratory procedures and tasks that are consistent with the job holders levels of knowledge, skills and experience. These tasks may vary from day to day but examples would include:
  • Collecting, receiving, sorting, distribution, disposal and administration of diagnostic samples & documentation
  • Preparation of samples prior to processing
  • Preparation of chemical reagents and simple set up of testing platforms
  • Processing & testing of certain clinical samples as per standard operating procedures
  • Rejecting samples based on defined criteria
  • Safe disposal of clinical / laboratory waste
  • Ensuring safe storage of samples
  • A high degree of dexterity and precision when manipulating small tools such as pipettes, and handling very small volumes of clinical material
  • Working at pace whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail and high levels of accuracy in order to achieve any required turnaround time
  • to enter and retrieve patient information using the laboratory computer system.
  • To work independently when and as directed by supervisors. To manage own workload and that within area and sphere of capability, escalating issues appropriately.
  • To assist in the day to day monitoring, cleaning and maintenance of the laboratory and equipment.
  • To contribute to general departmental management by assisting in the ordering, receipt and control of consumables and stock levels
  • Maintain own competence in established procedures and participate in relevant training where required.
  • Other duties as commensurate with the grade and role as agreed with line manager.
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