Biomedical support worker

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

We are holding a recruitment day on Monday, 25 February for biomedical support workers to join our specialist pathology teams at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). If you are interested in starting a career in pathology or simply looking for a new and exciting challenge within a dynamic and fast paced environment then we may have the role for you.

You don’t need to have previous experience working in a laboratory setting as full training will be provided, if you share our values of putting patients first, always improving and working together then we would love to hear from you!


  • Transport blood and blood products between the laboratory and clinical areas.
  • Deal with and receipt samples received at the laboratory reception.
  • Sort, prioritise, match and apply unique barcode labels to samples.
  • Enter tests requested via the rapid request entry system.
  • Input patient and sample data on to the laboratory computer.


  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, including English, Maths and Science.
  • Ability to work in a busy and fast paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends and bank holidays.


UHS is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation, with a clear vision. We provide hospital services to 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitate your career progression.

Staff can access discounts for local facilities such as local gyms, and national discounts on everything from holidays to electricals. We have two nurseries that staff can use, one based on the Southampton General Hospital site (for UHS employees only) and one at the Western Community Hospital site (rated outstanding by Ofsted). Our modern, purpose-built nurseries provide regular childcare to children aged three months to school and have extended opening hours to help fit in with your schedule.

Interview Date: Monday, 25 February. 

Closing Date: Sunday, 17 February.  

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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11 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ 17,787 - £ 18,702 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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