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Medical Laboratory Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

To assist in the provision of the scientific service commitment of the laboratory in line with Trust objectives and commensurate with grade and responsibilities.

To take receipt, check and prepare samples for analysis for the Departments of Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Immunology and Blood Transfusion, under the direction of the Reception Supervisor.

To provide an efficient confidential and courteous telephone enquiry service to laboratory users, clinicians and patients.

To carry out data entry of all patient demographics and test requirements for laboratory specimens.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides acute healthcare services to a population of approximately half a million people living in Mid Devon, East Devon, and the surrounding area. The Trust also provides a range of specialist services, across the UK and Europe. Set in the beautiful city of Exeter in the midst of glorious Devon countryside and close to the Southwest coastline, with its stunning beaches. The city boasts excellent links by road, rail and air to the rest of the country, Europe and beyond, whilst being within easy reaches of picturesque Dartmoor scenery.

The laboratory has strong links with the University of Exeter Medical School, providing a comprehensive Research and Development analytical service, both supporting trials and translating diagnostic research into clinical practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join our team of dedicated professionals in the Exeter Blood Sciences Department of one of the leading Healthcare Foundation Trusts. This vacancy is for a Medical Laboratory Assistant for duties in the busy Reception and Data input area.

The successful applicant will possess good keyboard skills, an excellent telephone manner and should be highly literate and numerate. They must be capable of working as part of a team, have good communications skills, with an appreciation of the Hospital environment being an advantage. They will be able, with suitable warning, to work flexible hours including a Saturday and Sunday morning rota.  

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per weekOptions of part time and full-time hours are available.

For further information please contact: Aled Lewis, Deputy Blood Sciences Manager:

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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