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Biomedical Scientist

Employer
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Halifax
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated State-Registered Biomedical Scientists to join our friendly team in Microbiology as part of the Pathology department.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable and conscientious individual with a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver what is required to achieve a safe, high quality and effective service whilst continuously striving for improvement.

The department has full UKAS ISO15189:2012 accreditation and has IBMS approval for training. The department offers training and development opportunities for the right candidate to further develop their skills and ambitions.

The Microbiology Department is well equipped with a Bruker MALDI-TOF, Diasorin Liaison XL, NeumoDX, Hologic Panther along side other semi-automated platforms.

About us

Following a period of training and competency assessments the successful candidate will be expected to participate in early shift, day shift, late shift, on calls, bank holidays and weekend working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Job description and main responsibilities are described in the Job description attached.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable and conscientious individual with a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver what is required to achieve a safe, high quality and effective service whilst continuously striving for improvement.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING

Essential

  • Registration portfolio
  • Registration with the HCPC


Desirable

  • Willing to undertake post graduate qualification e.g., Specialist Portfolio


KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Essential

  • Experienced in clinical microbiology
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Flexible attitude to working hours
  • Willingness to comply with departmental dress code
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and participation in continued professional development
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge base in laboratory practice in medical Microbiology
  • Good IT skills


Desirable

  • Experience with laboratory computer systems
  • Willingness to take part in providing out of hours service
  • Willing to develop advanced practitioner skills where relevant


COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS (INCLUDING MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES)

Essential

  • Ability to communicate at all levels both written and verbal with all levels of staff and the customers of the service
  • To be able to deal with sensitive data in accordance with departmental and Trust guidelines


Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Calderdale Royal Hospital

Salterhebble

Halifax

HX3 0PW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

372-FSS2510

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