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Assistant Technical Officer (Cellular Pathology )

Band 3

Main area
Cellular Pathology
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Histopathology (Dept)
Milton Keynes
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum
13/05/2021 23:59
Interview date

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.


Our Cellular Pathology is a busy but friendly department processing more than 21,000 specimens per year and plays a vital role in the Trust’s diagnostics cancer service.

We are looking for a competent and versatile individual with a ‘can do’ attitude and willing to learn new skills to join our team.

The successful candidate will participate in core duties within the laboratory including receiving and processing patient’s samples, microtomy, data entry, equipment operation and maintenance, and managing laboratory waste disposal among other tasks. Training will be given where necessary. 

Ideally you will have GCSEs in Science, Maths, and English, and/or an NVQ level 3 in Pathology or equivalent laboratory experience.  In addition to this, you must also have good verbal and written communication skills, enjoy working individually or in a team and are physically fit and well (the role requires some lifting and handling tasks).

For more information please contact Liz Thwaites, Lab Manager on 01908 995820

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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