UK Biobank is a visionary organisation supporting national and international health research, set up with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases that strike in mid to later life, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. The organisation is fast becoming a real focus for innovative, exciting health research world-wide.
Thousands of researchers are now using UK Biobank, and papers are being published in key research journals weekly. The resource relies on maintaining the generous and active support of its volunteer participants to achieve its goal of making major improvements to the health of future generations.
We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant Team Leader to join a world leading imaging study at our clinic in Cheadle.
The UK Biobank project is intended to provide comprehensive brain, body, cardiac, carotid and bone imaging on a subset of 100,000 volunteers. The Imaging Centres are open for 13 hours a day, 7 days a week with the aim of processing 18 participants per day.
The post-holder will be responsible for the line management of a team of Healthcare Assistants. Outside of general line management duties the day-to-day activities will be primarily involving participant venepuncture, and subsequent laboratory sample processing, as well as assessment of physical measurements and medical interview. You shall assist with other areas including 12-lead ECG measurements and carotid ultrasound where trained to do so.
Line management responsibilities will include induction and training of new HCA starters as well as performance management reviews. The post holder will work closely with the Imaging Project Team to ensure the HCA team meet quality control objectives and to ensure the entire HCA team adhere to the applicable standard operating procedures.
Duties to include:
To be considered for this position you will need the following:
39 hour week consisting of 5 shifts over the week, this will be worked flexibly to cover operational needs. Occasional weekend working and cover between 07.30am - 8.30pm may be required for operational needs.