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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Cytology
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday - some Saturday working may be required.)
Job ref
320-CDCS-1853
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
13/07/2022

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Cytology Department at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB).

As  one of only 8 labs in England delivering the NHSCSP HRHPV service, we are looking for a committed and enthusiastic addition to our team to fill the role of Specialist Biomedical Scientist.

Our ideal candidate will be a compassionate and approachable team player who would relish the opportunity to support our staff in achieving the best outcomes for our users.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills whilst continuing to actively  participate in the NHSCSP and the delivery of the diagnostic cytology service.

Candidates with excellent IT skills are positively encouraged to apply.

If you would like to be part of our successful team supporting the smooth running of a specified area within the Cytology department we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the day-to-day workload of the Cytology laboratory.

  • To primary screen and rapid review sufficient number of cervical smears per annum to achieve minimum target set by National Health Service Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP)
  • To management code and authorise HRHPV negative resulted samples.

To support a specified team, under the direction of a team leader, with the day to day running of that area; to include maintaining and developing a safe and effective service for our users. 

We offer you the opportunity to develop your career as part of a committed and compassionate team seeking the best outcomes for our patients.

Closing date - 29 June 2022

Interview date - 13 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:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • 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.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • 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 – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • 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

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

Registration

Essential criteria
  • HCPC registered

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc Biomedical Science
  • NHSCSP certificate of Competence
  • Specialist Portfolio Cytopathology or equivalent

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable post registration experience
Desirable criteria
  • HR interventions - sickness / performance etc
  • Training and development of staff

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Understanding NHSCSP guidance
  • UKAS standards and QMS
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of HPV processing and problem solving

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Susan Guy
Job title
Cytology Service Manager
Email address
susan.guy@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 783547

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 786187 / 07385 367224