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NHS AfC: Band 3

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Cellular Pathology
NHS AfC: Band 3
30 hours per week
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Eastbourne DGH
£16,968 - £19852 per annum pro rata
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, auto-enrolment to our staff bank ( Temporary Workforce Service ), access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

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ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



Applications are sought for an enthusiastic individual to work as a secretary in the Cellular Pathology department at East Sussex Healthcare Trust. The role will involve providing secretarial and clerical support to the team of Histopathologists in the department. You must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills, an ability to use your own initiative and work well under pressure. You will be adaptable, reliable and a proven team member. You will be working with a wide range of people and communicating with both patients and staff therefore empathy and patience is essential.

Applicants should have as a minimum GCSE English (Grade C or above), the RSA 3 Text & word processing qualification or equivalent and experience of audio typing. A background in working in a medical secretarial environment is highly desirable with knowledge of medical terminology and good audio typing skills.

Candidates should be willing and able to work cross site when required. 


The department is a busy yet friendly department that handles approximately 28000 surgical samples per annum. The main site, The Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on sea, carries out specimen selection, all tissue processing, section cutting, staining, immunohistochemistry and quality control activities. The satellite site is based at Eastbourne DGH where specimen selection occurs. The department is modern, well equipped and has a semi automated immunocytochemistry section with new state of the art equipment.


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Jonathan Burgess, Lead Biomedical Scientist Cellular Pathology, on 01424 758023.

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