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Senior Biomedical Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
23/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 12,000 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.

MINDFUL EMPLOYER – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.

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

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

At University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust patients are at the centre of all we do.

The newly created Derbyshire Pathology serves both the Royal Derby Hospital Pathology and Chesterfield Royal Hospital Pathology services and is hosted by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation.

The single clinically lead management team for Derbyshire Pathology aims to

  • Provide a sustainable and efficient high quality pathology service for Derbyshire
  • Standardisation of end to end processes
  • Accreditation of the combined service to United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO: 15189 to assure our users of the highest technical standards and quality of service in all that we do
  • Standardisation of pricing models for the users of our service

We’re looking for a passionate and committed individual who shares our values and want to invest in continuously to improve and transform our services.

If you are an experienced Senior Biomedical Scientist or an aspiring leader and would relish a new challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

You will be working as part of the newly formed Derbyshire pathology service within the Microbiology Laboratory based at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. 

This is an exciting time to join us as you will play a pivotal role in leading and shaping the transformation and development projects of our newly formed service whilst putting your technical and managerial skills in practice.

Your career starts here. Join us and become a key part of #TeamUHDB

Key Requirements of the role:

  • Educated to MSc level standard or equivalent.
  • Manage the day to day technical activities of the designated specialist area
  • Provide clear leadership to the team
  • Deliver a high quality, timely and effective service within the designated budget as agreed with the Service Manager and Specialist Technical Manager.
  • Flexibility in your approach as there may be occasional need to work out of hours and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills together with excellent organisational skills are essential requirements for this post

In return we offer:

  • 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

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites

In terms of location, Derby and Burton offer the best of both worlds – city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment. We border the National Forest and we are in easy reach of the Peak District that offers outstanding natural beauty. Centrally located, we have excellent transport links to the rest of the country including major cities. Sports facilities, theaters, shops, restaurants, museums, entertainment are all located within the area.

Closing date - 23rd January 2019

Interview Date: 6th February 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries please contact Michael Collins Specialist Technical Manager Derbyshire Pathology. Tel: (01246) 512270 or Rebecca Turner Service Manager Derbyshire Pathology Tel (01332) 788219

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