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Associate Practitioner (Histopathology & Andrology (XR04)

Job Description

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the Cellular Pathology Department.

The Department provides a Histopathology, Andrology and Cytology service for the Leeds and Bradford area. The three positions will involve rotation between the Andrology Unit at Seacroft Hospital and the Histopathology department at St James's University Hospital. The department is well equipped, fully computerised, is CPA accredited and has been recommended for ISO.

We process circa 2600 Andrology cases, 70,000 surgical cases, 2000 autopsy cases, 140,000 gynaecological cytology cases, and 8000 non-gynaecological cytology cases per annum.

The post will involve two major aspects. The first is performing and reporting on Diagnostic and Post Vasectomy Semen analysis within the Andrology unit and the second role is assisting with routine laboratory functions within the Histopathology laboratory.

Holding the ABA certificate in Diagnostic Semen Analysis (Module 1) is essential, laboratory experience would be an advantage. Candidates, however, who do not hold the ABA certificate will be considered under Annex U and will receive a proportion of the Band 4 salary until they have been fully trained. The successful applicant will be a good team worker who is able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work.

If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date, we regret to advise you that you have not been selected for interview on this occasion. We are sorry to disappoint you, but hope this will not deter you from applying for any future vacancies that may be of interest to you.

For further information or an informal chat, please contact Janine Smith on  ( Phone number removed )  or Jane Ramsdale  ( Phone number removed ) 

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NOTE: This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date (without further notice) if sufficient suitable applications are received.

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