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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Annex U)

Band 6 (Annex U)

Main area
Histopathology
Grade
Band 6 (Annex U)
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-1181
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pa (Annex U if required)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
30/06/2021

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.

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

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

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

At University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust patients are at the centre of all we do. 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
  • Accreditation of the combined service to UKAS ISO: 15189 to assure our users of the highest technical standards and quality of service in all that we do.

We are looking to recruit two HCPC registered  Specialist Biomedical Scientists, but candidates who are in the process of completing their specialist portfolio will also be considered.

Candidates should be proactive, self-motivated, enthusiastic and have excellent communication and organisational skills with a “can do” attitude.

Main duties of the job

The post represents an excellent opportunity to extend skills and knowledge with the successful candidate rotating through all sections of the Histology laboratory including, Dissection (B and C category dissection required), Routine Histology laboratory and Immunohistochemistry/specials lab and Digital Pathology. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge and proven experience in all these areas.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in leadership, training and competency assessment of staff, perform annual staff appraisals, and undertake management duties such as return to work reviews.

Familiarisation and understanding of ISO 15189 standards, Health & Safety requirements; audit and training/education techniques is essential. 

Working for our organisation

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
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 16 June 2021

Interview date: 30 June 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Preparing, examining and reporting on the macroscopic examination of specimens A-C.
  • Performing and interpreting tests to ensure the correct quality is submitted to the Consultant Histopathologists for diagnostic reporting i.e. QC microscopy/special stains.
  • Participate in evaluation and planning of new equipment and the recorded maintenance of all operational equipment used within their scope of responsibility.
  • Audit the technical quality of work in the areas that you rotate through.
  • Audit and monitor the quality and clinical effectiveness of your practice.
  • Assist with the training of Associate practitioners and MLA’s to ensure that professional and scientific standards are achieved.
  • Maintain and support the effective use of available resources (equipment, people and stock).
  • Experience of utilising transformation methodologies to drive change and improve service delivery is also desirable.
  • Maintain professional knowledge within the discipline and attend meetings, training courses.
  • Responsible for Health & Safety and risk assessment within area or work, ensuring all safe standards of work as described in the Trust Health and Safety policies, departmental safety policy and HSE (Health and Safety Executive) guidance and recommendations are adhered to.
  • Reporting any deficiency in risk management and health and safety systems or documentation to the laboratory manager or manager of area of concern.
  • To observe all departmental Health and Safety policies and COSHH regulations for the safety of all staff and legal requirements.
  • Participate in annual joint review according to Trust Policy.
  • Act as a role model and ensure that all team members and others visiting the area give a high priority to policies and procedures relating to infection control in order to maintain a safe clinical environment for everyone.

Person specification

qualifications

Essential criteria
  • HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist
  • Specialist Portfolio or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • DEP dissecton

Skills

Essential criteria
  • QC microscopy of H&E, ICC and Special stains
  • Training of other staff
  • IT skills- data collation and presentation
  • Leadership and delegation skills
  • Problem solving/ trouble shooting within histology lab
  • Evidence of performing audit
  • Evidence of implementing change
  • Knowledge and application of H&S in a pathology lab
  • Knowledge of ISO15189 and role in a histology lab
Desirable criteria
  • Specimen dissection categories B-C
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Gavin Regan
Job title
Cellular Pathology Service Manager
Email address
gavin.regan@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788248
Additional information

Jamie Crees - Histology Manager

Tel: 01332 788242

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