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Senior Biomedical Scientist (Haematology)

Employer
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

To ensure provision of the scientific service commitment of the laboratory in line with the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust objectives and commensurate with grade and responsibilities.

Dimensions:

The laboratory provides a comprehensive service of routine and specialised analysis for Haematology and Immunology investigations.

The laboratory has full UKAS accreditation.

The department offers a full clinical interpretive service in all areas

The department employs 30 scientific members of staff within the areas of Automated Haematology, Coagulation, Proteins, Morphology, Automated Immunology, Fluorescent Microscopy, Specialist Serology.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Eastern site based in Exeter provides acute healthcare services to a population of approximately half a million people living in Mid Devon, East Devon, and the surrounding area. The hospital also provides a range of specialist services, across the UK and Europe. Set in the beautiful city of Exeter in the midst of glorious Devon countryside and close to the Southwest coastline, with its stunning beaches. The city boasts excellent links by road, rail and air to the rest of the country, Europe and beyond, whilst being within easy reaches of picturesque Dartmoor scenery.

We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced Biomedical Scientists. You should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to organise and motivate staff. The appointee will assist the members of the Blood Sciences management team in providing a comprehensive, cost effective, and high-quality laboratory service to the Trust.

Applicants must be HCPC registered in a busy NHS Trust with significant Haematology activity. Higher level qualification to MSc is desirable as is demonstrable experience commensurate with the grade of the post, a further management or risk/ quality qualification would be advantageous but is not essential.

The successful applicant will play a significant part in the development of the service within the Blood Sciences Department, providing a robust, fit for purpose service.

Options are available for substantive and fixed term contracts. Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work in both full time and part time roles.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

For further information please contact: Aled Lewis, Deputy Laboratory Manager, on aled.lewis@nhs.net

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Benefits

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements

Essential

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Desirable

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Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Barrack Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5DW

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185-676-6647

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