Band 5 Biomedical Scientist Histology, up to 112.5 hours per week available
Salary: Biomedical Scientist ( �28407 to 34581)
Based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Histology Department.
Applications are invited from HCPC registered BMS's
All require experience in Histology
The Histology department is UKAS ISO 15189 accredited. We use Telepath LIMS with ICE electronic requesting and reporting, and Q-Pulse quality management system.Main duties of the job
The diagnostic workload in Histology is approx. 24, 000 requests.
The main duties of the job will be sample processing, embedding, microtomy, IHC, special stains and category A tissue dissection
The department is approved for training by the HCPC and IBMS and you will be encouraged to participate in CPD. You should show evidence and be able to demonstrate good planning, organisational and interpersonal skills as well as evidence of competence in problem solving and prioritising workloads. Excellent communication skills are essential for this post. This is a permanent full time position.About us
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availabilityPerson SpecificationSkillsEssential
- Practical laboratory skills.
- Able to use initiative appropriately within a team.
- Ability to analyse work to determine compliance with standards.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good organisational skills.
- Ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines.
- Good hand/eye co-ordination.
- Keyboard skills.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care
- BSc in biomedical science or equivalent. HCPC registration.
- HCPC registration
- Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent.
- All areas of chosen discipline.
- Supervision and training.
- Technical audit.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Underpinning theory of laboratory practice in area of chosen discipline.
- Laboratory health and safety, COSHH, and risk assessment.
- Continuing professional development with portfolio.
- Equality legislation and best practice.
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