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POCT Rapid CoVid Testing Support Officer

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum pro rata INCL HCAS
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
The POCT team would like to announce the fantastic opportunity to be part of a new team to manage and direct the CoVid Testing services across the current networked BSPS hospital sites. The current service was set up during the pandemic and is now going to have a dedicated team created to work diligently over the coming winter season.

Berkshire Surrey Pathology Services, BSPS, provide a comprehensive laboratory service to Frimley Health, the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Ashford and St Peters and Reading hospitals.

POCT are now looking to add to the current team to run Rapid testing until March 2024. .

The successful candidate will be required to work at all BSPS locations when required.

The ability to travel independently between sites and work flexibly is essential.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will be expected to supervise and work in the CoVid Flu RSV Rapid Testing team, will need to have understanding of the need for quality control measures, can participate in audit work, risk assessments and incident logging of errors. Duties include supervision of all quality requirements in line with UKAS requirements.

Will maintain all necessary record keeping and ensure training and competencies are completed and kept up to date.

Will work with Managers to ensure the quality and robustness of the current service. Will assist with reporting into the Senior Management of the POCT SRRS team.

Will cover out of hours services reporting into the Senior BMS in the team with issues put side the scope of the Band 5 role.

Will carry out any necessary procedure to comply with the Trusts POCT Policy.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have 5 key hospital sites running the service - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough, St,Peter's Hospital Chertsey, Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford, and Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading.

Frimley health have three core values. The behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for enthusiastic and confident individuals to work as part of the Samba Rapid Respiratory Testing / Point of Care Testing Team, providing a comprehensive supporting role to all our SRRS staff and all users of Point of Care equipment. The equipment provide results that cover blood gas analysis, full blood count , blood glucose and ketones, urinalysis and more point of care devices.

The Point of Care Team co-ordinates the appraisal, introduction and use of analytical devices in wards, clinics and departments within the hospital trusts and in the community, allowing quality pathology results to be produced nearer the patient.

In the last year the POCT services have expanded the scope to include rapid CoVid and respiratory virus testing, working with Emergency departments to achieve safe admissions pathways.

Please refer to attached JD and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Past Experience


  • Has experience of working in a Laboratory or POCT service
  • Shows knowledge of quality processes or has experience of quality management
  • Can demonstrate competency or relevant skill set in current science based role
  • Can provide examples of flexible working and ability to prioritise and focus


  • HCPC registration or working towards
  • Has more than 1 years experience working as HCPC registered practitioner or has experience of laboratory based work
  • Has valid driving licence and car for cross site working

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


All BSPS Hospital locations

Frimley Health


GU16 7UJ

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