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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Microbiology
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-1133-A
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
17/06/2021 23:59
Interview date
01/07/2021

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

We are part of a modern laboratory within the newly formed Derbyshire Pathology joint venture for Derby and Chesterfield labs which are both accredited to ISO 15189.

The department performs bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, serology, molecular testing and operates an extended working day.

This is an opportunity to join a friendly well motivated team and we would encourage you to contact us to discuss the post further.

Main duties of the job

To undertake the day to day sample processing and analytical clinical investigations for Microbiology to the agreed standard of timeliness and quality Supervise Band 5 Biomedical Scientists and MLAs within their work area.

To engage in training of staff To fully participate in the on-call and shift systems Familiarisation and understanding of ISO 15189 standards, Health & Safety requirements; audit and training/education techniques is essential.

Experience of utilising transformation methodologies to drive change and improve service delivery is also desirable. Proactive individuals, with drive and dedication will excel in this post.

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: 17 June 2021

Interview date: 1 July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

1. To undertake the day to day sample processing and analytical clinical investigations for any given section of work in the Department to the agreed standard of timeliness and quality.
2. Supervise support staff and trainee BMSs within their work area.
3. To maintain and operate all equipment in the laboratory to the desired standards of safety, cleanliness and performance.
4. To ensure agreed quality control procedures are followed.
5. To advise the senior biomedical scientist when stocks of consumables fall below reorder levels.
6. To undertake, as required, the clinical and technical validation of results in line with the agreed quality and standard operating protocols of the Department.
7. To assist senior staff in the development of new methods, protocols and the evaluation of new diagnostic equipment and kits.
8. To assist in the maintenance, user training and quality assurance of near patient testing facilities.
9. To assist in the training, instruction and induction of other scientific and support staff in collaboration with the departmental Training Officer.
10. To attend departmental meetings and contribute to service-wide issues as required.
11. To ensure all procedures relating to technical protocols, health and safety, security and confidentiality are followed.
12. To maintain a basic knowledge of scientific changes and developments, particularly within their chosen field of biomedical science.
13. Advising doctors and nursing staff on the appropriate use of the service and suitable investigations that assist with the management of patients.
14. Ensuring all usage, stocking and transport of blood and blood products operate within Standard Operating Procedures. (applies to Biomedical Scientist on duty in blood transfusion).
15. To initiate the departmental MAJAX procedure as laid down within the Trust MAJAX policy (applies to Biomedical Scientist on duty in blood transfusion)
16. Participate in annual joint review according to Trust Policy
17. 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.

Preference will be given to HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists with Microbiology laboratory experience and who have an IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Microbiology. However, HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists with Microbiology laboratory experience currently working at band 5 level without an IBMS Specialist Portfolio will also be considered. Candidates should be working towards their IBMS Specialist Portfolio.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • IBMS Specialist portfolio or equivalent
  • HCPC registration

Experience in Microbiology

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable post HCPC registration laboratory experience
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of audits
  • Experience in serology/Molecular techniques.
  • Participation in Oncall / Out of hours
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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
Rebecca Turner
Job title
Microbiology Service Manager
Email address
rebecca.turner4@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788219

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