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Apprentice Medical Laboratory Assistant Full-time Job

2 months ago Medical & Healthcare Cheltenham   2.9K views
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and accountable to: Histology Laboratory Manager and the Apprenticeship Framework Educational Providers representatives e.g. Assessor





This Medical Laboratory Assistant apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and become part of Pathology Services.


The apprentice will be based at Cheltenham General Hospital, and complete an Advanced (Level 3) Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship whilst gaining valuable experience working in a busy healthcare laboratory.


The apprenticeship is suitable for an applicant over 18 years (age restricted due to the working environment) who has an interest in science and is looking for an opportunity to, and would enjoy the challenge of working in a Pathology Department.


The Apprentice Medical Laboratory Assistant will be working alongside and supporting other MLA staff and the scientific staff on the different sections. Duties will include preparing reagents and chemicals, discarding laboratory waste, preparing tissue samples for diagnosis and use of the laboratory computer system


Throughout the apprenticeship journey you will:


  • be supported in the workplace by a mentor

  • have the equivalent of a day a week ‘off-the-job training’ to develop your learning

  • be in regular contact with the Training Provider and the Apprenticeships and Careers Team

  • have access to a virtual learning platform

  • attend workshops / webinar where you will have the opportunity to discuss and share


You will be required to uphold confidentiality at all times, be expected to be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with members of the public and staff at all levels.


Company Description
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is an acute District General Hospital on the Great Western Road in Gloucester operated by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.