1. To perform routine preparation and tests, including basic analytical processes, accurately and
efficiently under the supervision of a qualified BMS. Bring any unusual test requests or results to
the attention of the appropriate member of staff.
2. To enter patient requests into the pathology computer: assign laboratory numbers and carry out
clerical and technical tasks in accordance with sample handling procedures. Assist in handling
and distribution of incoming and outgoing goods, equipment, specimens and reagents.
3. To operate, maintain and load any automated equipment as required.
4. To keep records as required by the laboratory manager or nominated deputy e.g. deliveries, stock,
organising storage of samples/preparations and request forms, alerting senior staff if stocks are
5. To take an active role in the referral of samples to third party laboratories where required.
6. To clean and maintain equipment to achieve the optimum instrument performance and maintain a
clean and safe working environment and ensure all documentation is complete to GMP and UKAS
7. In the absence of a remote temperature logging system to record fridge temperatures in
accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
8. To ensure soiled laboratory coats are laundered, collected and sorted appropriately.
9. To facilitate the safe disposal of laboratory waste.
10. To organise the disposal and archiving of patient request forms, and sort laboratory reports for
11. To assist in other sections when required.
12. To participate in the departmental out of hours/extended hours/shift pattern as required.
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