POCT Administrator & Medical Laboratory Assistant role (Part-time)

Royal Berkshire Hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection we have been rated ‘ Good’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements. The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’. This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust. Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are  C ompassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are  A spirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are  R esourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are  E xcellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people so why don’t you come and join us. We offer a range of learning and development for all employees may you be clinical or non-clinical.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual to work with the Point of Care Testing Team at Royal Berkshire Hospital, providing an administrative support role to the Point of Care team and clinical operators of equipment, including blood gas analysers, full blood count analysers, blood glucose meters, urinalysis devices and all other point of care devices.

The Point of Care Team co-ordinates the appraisal, introduction and use of analytical devices in wards, clinics and departments within the hospital trusts and in the community, allowing quality pathology results to be produced nearer the patient.

Within the role is a learning opportunity related to the POCT devices used both by Primary and Secondary care.

The successful candidate may be required to work at all BSPS locations when required, some weekend working may be required.

Berkshire Surrey Pathology Services, BSPS , provide a comprehensive laboratory service to Frimley Health, the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Ashford and St Peters and Reading hospitals.

The ability to travel independently between sites and work flexibly is essential.

If you would like to learn more about this role please contact: 

Glenda Penfold glenda.pendfold@royalberkshire.nhs.uk POCT Manager or Rowan Henry rowan.henry1@nhs.net Site Coordinator for BSPS.

As part of our development programme, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Henley Business School, Reading, offer a 3 year BA (Hons) in Applied Management. As a Trust, we are delighted to offer such prestigious programme which is accredited with Chartered Management Institutes. We are the only NHS Trust offering this programme and it is a unique opportunity for our staff. Normal application and acceptance process will apply for staff who wish to undertake this course.

We are NOT  able to carry out telephone interviews thus applicants must be prepared to travel for an interview. 

All new appointments to the Trust, with the exception of executive positions, are subject to a probationary period.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

All applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview. This is in order to comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.