Medical Laboratory Aide

Beaumont HospitalDublin27,863 - 36,228Full-time

Post Title:          Medical Laboratory Aide

Post Status:       Post A. Permanent

                            Post B. Specified Purpose

Department:       Histology / Neuropathology Laboratory

Location:           Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Reports to:       Chief Medical Scientist

Salary:               Appointment will be made on the Medical Laboratory salary scale (€27,863 - €36,228) at a point in line with Government pay policy.

Hours of work: 37

Closing Date:   12 Noon on Wednesday, July 31st 2019

Position Summary:

Medical Laboratory Aide in Histology / Neuropathology section of the Clinical Directorate of Laboratory Medicine.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties of the Medical Laboratory Aide include appropriate duties assigned by the Laboratory Manager or designee (e.g. Senior Medical Scientist).

The general duties include, but are not limited to:

• To engage in the logging in, labelling, centrifuging, and separation of specimens. This may require typing skills as logging in may be done via the keyboard of a computer.

• To engage in training as appropriate

• To prepare equipment, culture media and/or reagents as directed by the appropriate scientific laboratory staff.

• To assist Laboratory staff with preparation work for tests.

• Collection, delivery, decontamination, sterilization and washing glassware.

• Monitoring of supplies, stocks and requesting stocks as appropriate.

• Collection and delivery of specimens.

• Filing of specimens, slides, blocks, etc.

• Reception of patient samples for processing which may require electronic receipt, data entry, logging in, labelling, centrifugation, and separation of specimens.

• Manage waste removal from the laboratory

• Check, unpack, label and appropriately store deliveries

• Participate in control of stock and consumables.

Participate in the monitoring and cleaning of equipment.

• Perform preparatory scientific tasks as directed by scientific staff

• To assist Laboratory staff with preparation work for tests.

• Collection and delivery of specimens from laboratory reception.

• Logging, preparation and packaging of samples for Referral Laboratories, if required.

• Filing of specimens.

• Compliance with ISO15189 standard during all activities carried out.

Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


Each candidate, on the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office, must have:-

Minimum Leaving certificate level education preferably with a Science subject or relevant experience.


Third level science qualification.

Relevant laboratory experience and computer skills.

Informal Enquiries ONLY to:

Name:                Mr Colm Buckley

Title:                  Chief Medical Scientist

Email address:

Telephone:        (01) 8092353

Further Information for Candidates:

Supplementary information:

The Hospital

Management Unit:

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