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Job summary

Main area
Quality Control North West
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
362-A-19-1653207
Employer
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Pharmacy
Town
Stockport
Salary
£21,089- £23,761 pa pro rata
Closing
26/06/2019 23:59
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Microbiology Technical Officer

Band 4

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Coaching Academy 

Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

Quality and Safety

We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.

We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care

Communication

We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.

We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.

Service

We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.

We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time. 


 

Quality Control North West is part of Stockport Foundation Trust and is an NHS regional specialty department responsible for providing pharmaceutical quality control services to NHS and non-NHS clients. The laboratories at Stockport are modern, well equipped and advanced in analytical instrumentation and are accredited to ISO 17025 by UKAS.

 

We are looking to appoint a highly enthusiastic individual educated to higher certificate (HNC) or above in a scientific subject.  It is essential that a significant part of this incorporates microbiology, biology or chemistry, also with a broad knowledge of microbiological, environmental and analytical techniques, preferably with some experience of laboratory work. The successful candidate will have excellent problem solving skills and will be able to show initiative.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Diane Rigge/Ruth Barnes, Deputy Heads of Quality Control North West: 0161 419 5025