Associate Practitioner Band 4 - Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England. With strong local ties and serving around 675,000 residents in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, they pride themselves on providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

The Trust has one main site, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, and looks after six peripheral community sites for outpatient activity.

Here at Portsmouth Staff Bank, we support the Trust with temporary staff in all staff groups. We offer our workers an excellent service that allows them to work flexibly whilst enjoying several benefits including:

Online timesheets

Weekly pay

Priority over agency workers

Supportive on-site teams

And many more

To make sure that our bank workers are fully supported we have a dedicated recruitment and compliance team. They work hard to ensure that our workers can start booking shifts as soon as possible. In addition, a helpful bookings desk and on-site team are there to assist them and answer any questions.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic team player to join the busy Pathology Department on a temporary basis.

The Blood Sciences Associate Practitioners (AP’s) assist in the provision of a high quality and efficient
diagnostic service to patients and medical staff by:

1. Performing prescribed scientific work in sections of the Blood Sciences Department and
developing professional expertise in these areas
2. Working effectively as a team member of the Blood Sciences Department
3. Assisting in the training and development of new and less experienced staff as required


Minimum of three GCSEs including English Language, Mathematics and
a science subject
A-level or equivalent qualification in a science subject

Foundation degree in Health Sciences or equivalent level of knowledge Application


Previous experience of working in a clinical laboratory
Skills and Knowledge
Ability to use highly complex automated equipment and associated computer software systems
Ability to maintain standards of accuracy and hand to eye coordination in repetitive manual techniques
Ability to work in a methodical and organised manner
The ability to work using own initiative and without supervision
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
A knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and procedures within a clinical laboratory
Practical knowledge of departmental equipment and methods


Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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