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Laboratory Technical Officer

Band 3

Main area
Haematology, Biochemistry, Blood Sciences
Band 3
Full time: 37.5 sessions per week ()
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales, University Hospital Llandough and Velindre Hospital
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum
Salary period
24/11/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


The Department of Laboratory Haematology are looking appoint an enthusiastic, motivated Laboratory Technical Officer (Band 3) to support the delivery of services within our exciting University Health Board. The Haematology and Medical Biochemistry & Toxicology Laboratories provide a diagnostic service for the City of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and provides tertiary services for the larger population of South Wales and beyond. The departments are seeking to create the team of Laboratory Technical Officers to provide a 24/7 service mainly within University Hospital Llandough with additional duties possible at University Hospital of Wales and Velindre Hospital. Initially, the service will support the Haematology Laboratory with further training being provided to include Medical Biochemistry in phase two.

The post holder will provide diagnostic services across Cardiff and Vale. At University Hospital Llandough, this will be by utilising the automated analysers with results produced being authorised by Biomedical Scientist staff at University Hospital of Wales who would provide remote supervision. There will be a shift system in place to provide support during core hours and for an overnight service.

Rotation will also include two overlapping shifts at Velindre Hospital to facilitate a 07:30 to 20:00 service.

Shifts will also be expected at UHW to support the Automated Haematology Laboratory.

Support will be provided to individuals to develop skills and knowledge of the appropriate sections of the laboratory. In return we expect a commitment to deliver against high standards within our Quality Management System. Experience of laboratory processes is essential and above all we are searching for someone who shares our values that:

• We care about the people we serve and the people we work with

• We trust one another

• We respect each other

• We take personal responsibility

• We treat people with kindness

• We act with integrity

Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients. If you are interested in joining a highly motivated team that strives to deliver patient focused high quality services and offers an excellent learning environment, we would like to hear from you.

All interviews will be face to face only (no Skype). The ability to work in the UK is essential.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date: 24th November 2020

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Email address
Telephone number
(029) 20 744202
Additional information

Alun Roderick

(029) 20 744202


Sue Lawless

02920 744487