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Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
*PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT RE-APPLY*

Applications are invited for a HCPC Registered Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology. The work site will predominantly be based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (Brighton). Work and support for the Princess Royal (Haywards Heath) site will be as and when required. Our current instrumentation includes: Sysmex, BD Biosciences, BioRad, Stago, Ortho Vision and StarrSed. We also provide haemoglobinopathy screening and immunophenotyping services.

You must have a Specialist IBMS Portfolio (or its predecessor, the CPSM/HPC logbook and oral examination). You must also have an MSc or equivalent qualification in the appropriate speciality and at least 4 years' continuous post Specialist Portfolio registration (or CPSM/HPC logbook) experience within a diagnostic NHS Haematology laboratory.

You would be expected to have experience in delivering training, analyser troubleshooting and Quality management systems. You must have good knowledge of blood film morphology and technical knowledge of Haematology analytical instruments, be confident in leading a team and have good communication skills. Experience in Haemoglobinopathy screening is advantageous. Evidence of competencies and knowledge will be required and will be assessed at interview.

The successful candidate is required to participate in the 24/7 shift working pattern after satisfying required competencies (including Coagulation and Blood Transfusion).

Main duties of the job

  • Quality activities to maintain UKAS accreditation status
  • Training and supervising of BMS and MLA staff and maintaining staff competency logs
  • Managing staffing in the section
  • Ensuring analysers are maintained correctly and undertaking any troubleshooting that is required dealing with engineer visits for maintenance and repairs.
  • Organising the section around planned and unplanned analytical down time
  • Stock control and ordering of reagents and materials

Please read the attached job description and person specification for further details.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourWellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Quality activities to maintain UKAS accreditation status
  • Training and supervising of BMS and MLA staff and maintaining staff competency logs
  • Managing staffing in the section
  • Ensuring analysers are maintained correctly and undertaking any troubleshooting that is required dealing with engineer visits for maintenance and repairs.
  • Organising the section around planned and unplanned analytical down time
  • Stock control and ordering of reagents and materials

Please read the attached job description and person specification for further details.

Person Specification

HCPC registration

Essential

  • Must be HCPC registered with no fitness to practice concerns or limits to practice


Qualifications

Essential

  • Must have completed the IBMS Specialist Diploma (or CPSM/HPC log book and oral exam)


Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters of Science (MSc.) or equivalent higher level qualification in appropriate speciality


Desirable

  • MSc. Biomedical Science or MSc. Haematology


Experience

Essential

  • Must be working at band 6 or above with 4 years or more continuous experience post IBMS Specialist Diploma (or CPSM/HPC) in a UK NHS diagnostic laboratory. Higher scores for experience that meets requirements of job role/description. Evidence to demonstrate their skills/knowledge/CPD will be required at interview


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role)


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road

Brighton

BN2 5BE

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279-6163133-MAY24

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