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Biomedical Scientist

Band 5

Main area
Biochemistry
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent: Annex 21 contract will be considered if close to gaining HCPC registration
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Participation in 24/7 shift including weekends and bank holidays once trained and competent)
Job ref
320-CDCS-1836-INT
Site
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Town
Chesterfield
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
14/07/2022

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

We are looking to recruit an internal candidate as a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join the Biochemistry Team at the Chesterfield site of Derbyshire Pathology.

Consideration will be given to those who are close to obtaining their HCPC registration on an Annex 21 contract.

We have full UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation and are accredited with the IBMS as a training laboratory for both registration and specialist portfolios.

Based in the Biochemistry section of the laboratory, you will help to deliver technical excellence; attention to detail and a professional attitude in this busy department are crucial.

Our modern laboratories are equipped with Roche Cobas 8100 automated workflow system and ISE, c702 and e801 units, Menarini 9210 and Sebia Capillarys and Hydrasys.

We are inviting applications from internal candidates who are highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic to join a friendly and well-motivated team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be trained and competency assessed to join the 24/7 shift system; carrying out night, late, early, weekend and bank holiday shifts.

Experience and/or ability to work autonomously for long periods of time at varying start and finish times is essential. In the absence of experience, a commitment to proactively work towards this and an awareness of the requirements is needed.

Key elements of the role involve undertaking day to day sample processing and authorisation of clinical results in order to maintain agreed KPI’s and the supervision of support staff.

In addition, they will be involved in service development including quality management activities and various projects, so an aptitude with Microsoft Office programs is preferable. Experience of using Q-Pulse, CliniSys would be an advantage.

Closing date of applications: 30 June 2022

Interview date: 14 July 2022

 

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Working towards Specialist Portfolio

Registration

Essential criteria
  • HCPC Registered as a Biomedical Scientist

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in Biochemistry laboratory
Desirable criteria
  • Experience with current equipment
  • Experience of QMS Activities and awareness of UKAS/ISO15189
  • Lone working and/or 24/7 shift experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Stacey O'Brien
Job title
Acting Blood Sciences Service Manager
Email address
stacey.obrien@nhs.net
Telephone number
01246 512242

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 783342 / 07385 367225