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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Blood sciences
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time / Part time
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Ipswich Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum pro rata
21/10/2017 23:59

Quality, Compliance, Customer Focussed

Job title: Biomedical Scientist
Department: Blood Sciences
Location: Ipswich


North East Essex and Suffolk Pathology services is a partnership of Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk hospitals that was formed on 5 May 2017. Our vision is to deliver innovative, high-performing pathology that is focussed on our customers and delivers high quality and fully compliant services.

Our partnership is clinically led and designed to achieve the benefits of scale that can be achieved by three hospitals working together, while remaining close enough to our customers to meet their needs and support the excellent clinical care provided by our hospitals.

We are committed to attracting and retaining the best pathology staff and if you want to work with us to develop your own career and help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

The role:

We are looking for a Biomedical Scientist who:

• Processes specialist investigations in department
• Provides specialist advice to clinicians as to appropriateness of tests and timescales
• Provides specialist service e.g. training, problem solving for specialist requirement
• Work independently and lead on specialist area as directed by Lead BMS
• Acts as mentor for more junior scientific and support staff
• To work flexibly in reflection of service needs this may include an extended working day and/or participation in delivery of a 24 hour, 7 days per week service
• Supervises and/or trains less experienced staff in own area of work
• The work of the service brings staff into constant contact with human body fluids, tissues and hazardous chemicals. This may include blood, pus, urine, faeces, and respiratory secretions
• Maintain and promote professional image of the Partnership
• Where required, to lead and supervise a section of the laboratory.

This post is based at Ipswich Hospital. This is an acute general hospital which is located in Ipswich, Suffolk.

If you want to be part of a new, innovative service, please apply online.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Stalley
07702 093471

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