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Medical Technical Officer

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Applications are invited for fixed term Band 5 position (1.0 WTE) for a period of 12 months.

The Neurometabolic Unit is a small, busy and friendly unit. It is the only designated supra-regional centre in the UK for the investigation of Neurometabolic disorders. It provides a unique range of investigations and clinical advice encompassing mitochondrial, neurotransmitter, pterin, amino acid and fat oxidation disorders and utilises state of the art analytical technologies.

This UKAS accredited laboratory is based on the 6th floor of the UCL Queen square Institute of Neurology, yet is a NHS laboratory that is part of the Queen Square Division and sits within the Specialist Hospital Board of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with some analytical technique experience to precipitate in the provision of specialist assays for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with complex inherited disorders of metabolism.The post holder should also have well developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate to colleagues and service users and be an excellent team worker.Mon - Fri 09.00 to 17.30hrsYou will be supported throughout with regular reviews of progress to develop appropriate knowledge and skills to enable personal development.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running!: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • BSc (Hons) degree in Biological or Biomedical Science or equivalent, acceptable for State Registration (Health Professions Council)


  • Experience of working in a clinical laboratory



  • Willingness to undertake further study
  • Shows evidence of commitment to continuing personal and professional development
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Ability to organise work and prioritise or multi-task

Skills and Abilities


  • Can maintain confidentiality and act professionally
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment in accordance with manufacturers guidelines



  • Ability to communicate efficiently with other members of the team both verbally and in writing in English

Personal and People Development


  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and relationship skills

Specific Requirements


  • Aware of Health and Safety Issues
  • Demonstrate good hand-eye co-ordination.
  • Painstaking and dexterous - there is a large craft element in this profession
  • Competent keyboard skills
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods of time
  • Can maintain confidentiality and act professionally
  • Flexible approach to actual hours of work
  • Ability to work accurately, neatly and efficiently
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation for the chosen speciality
  • Understanding of Trust Policies

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UCLH

Queen Square



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