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Trainee Biomedical Scientist - Haematology

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories is the largest provider of pathology services in the Northwest. The work we do is clinically led and cutting edge, making us a regional reference centre for many specialist investigations. As part of LCL you will be encouraged to share your skills to help drive the organisation to success.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trainee (pre HCPC registered) Biomedical Scientist to join a dynamic workforce in Haematology and Transfusion. This busy department operates 24 hours, is well equipped with modern automation and processes in excess of 470000 samples per annum. The post holder will be expected to participate in the out of hours shift pattern supporting the provision of a 24 hour analytical service.

You should have some knowledge of theoretical and practical Haematology procedures and be able to work using your own initiative, demonstrating good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.

Main duties of the job

Main duties will be to undertake training to support the operational functionality of the laboratory areas including calibrating, maintaining and operating complex analytical equipment and regularly reviewing internal quality control and external quality assurance data trends.

Your duties will include the validation of analytical data prior to result reporting and the selection and provision of suitable blood and blood products. You will have experience of LIMS, other IT systems and of Quality Management Systems.

Working as part of the team, you will contribute to the provision and further development of a high quality diagnostic service.

The department is UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accredited and accredited by the IBMS as a training laboratory.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a very busy department dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

The post holder will be required to gain experience and achieve technical competence in all areas of laboratory work under the supervision of qualified staff, and to complete in-service training as defined by the HCPC to become a Specialist State Registered Biomedical Scientist (B6). The post-holder will routinely perform in-depth investigations of clinical specimens, including high-risk specimens. They will undertake a range of interpretative analysis.

Key responsibilities

To work under supervision to analyse clinical specimens (both diagnostic and screening) and become competent in performing specialist and routine investigations and molecular diagnostic techniques.

2. To initially assess the analytical request and clinical information, in order to select the appropriate investigations from the range of analysis provided by the department.

3. To act as a specialist state registered Biomedical Scientist once qualified to perform a comprehensive range of routine, specialised and highly specialised analyses.

4. To process and analyse samples and quality control material, and report results in accordance with departmental protocols as specified in the laboratory method manuals and Standard Operating Procedures.

5. Under supervision will develop the competence to analyse samples and interpret specialised/complex results and to carry out further analysis on the basis of these results

6. To record the results of all investigations on the laboratory computer system and issue reports via technical validation

7. When qualified, use developed knowledge and interpersonal skills to provide specialist non-clinical advice and guidance to service users, in order to provide the best care for the patient.

8. To apply professional judgement, developed specialist knowledge and skills to technically difficult or complex situations within the laboratory.

Main Tasks include those associated with:

Knowledge and Personal Development

Communication and Relationships

Scientific and Technical

Resources

Research and Development

Supervisory Responsibilities

Out Of Hours service

For more details, please see full Job Description

TL.BM.R0177b for Trainee BMS (attached)

Person Specification for HCPC registered BMS

Qualifications

Essential

Appropriate Science degree/equivalent qualification for HCPC registration

Commenced HCPC registration portfolio

BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent

Up to date CPD Record

Desirable

One or more of following:

Knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment

Willingness for post graduate study

Experience Essential

Experience in a clinical laboratory, and a good understanding of laboratory health & safety issues

Desirable

Knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment

Knowledge

Essential

Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Skills

Essential

Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines

Excellent communication skills

Numerate

Desirable

IT and keyboard skills

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Appropriate Science degree/equivalent qualification for HCPC registration
  • Commenced HCPC registration portfolio


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in a clinical laboratory, and a good understanding of laboratory health & safety issues


Desirable

  • Knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment


Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Continuously update knowledge of speciality
  • Dextrous, good technique, able to handle fine pipettes and equipment
  • Willingness to undertake CPD
  • Ability to work as part of a team , or individually and organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods with attention to detail
  • Able to follow written and spoken instructions
  • Willingness to paticipate in the extended working day system and weekend work/prepared to participate in shift rotas and out of hours work


Desirable

  • Willingness for post graduate study


General

Essential

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Ability to act on own initiative


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

Liverpool

L7 8XP

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287-LCL-28-24

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