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Biomedical Scientist

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc.
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Biomedical Scientist - Immunohistochemistry

**PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RE-APPLY FOR THE POST**

The East & South East London NHS Pathology Partnership (Pathology Partnership) is a Pathology network formed across three NHS Trusts: Barts Health, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

The Cellular Pathology and Cancer Diagnostics department at the Royal London Hospital is expanding its team. We are a Cellular Pathology Genomic Centre (CPGC), as awarded by the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub, as well as taking part in the Cancer Vaccine Launchpad (CVLP) clinical trial. This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team in both diagnostics and research.

This position offers a new and exciting opportunity with approved fixed-term funding from NHSE we are working closely with both NHSE with the aim to secure funding and make positions substantive in the future.

Main duties of the job

The IHC department is seeking to recruit a competent, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individual, with substantive experience in Cellular Pathology and the candidate would also benefit from previous IHC experience to provide technical / quality support to our professional and friendly team. Knowledge of using the Benchmark Ultra and Bond platforms are also desirable.

The successful candidate will take part in the day-to-day operations under the lead of the senior scientist to ensure that the department is operating effectively whilst meeting TAT, ensuring cases are ready for MDT, molecular samples are processed for both DNA -RNA extraction / FISH and CVLP work is completed in the set timeframe.

The position will be primarily based in IHC, however rotation into other areas of the laboratory may be required depending on departmental needs. Attention to detail is essential in this role.

About us

The NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnershipis an arms-length organisation providing pathology services to Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. The Pathology Partnership is hosted by Barts Health.

The Pathology Partnership is based on well-established models for pathology networks, with the Royal London Hospital becoming the main hub laboratory for the network and Essential Service Laboratories (ESL) as a minimum at all other Hospital sites.

Pathology is made up of the following services - Blood Sciences including Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Biochemistry Infectious Diseases including Microbiology and Virology Cellular Pathology including Histopathology, non-gynae Cytology and mortuary services Immunology Cytogenetics and Molecular Haematology Immunophenotyping Clinical Transplantation and Retinoblastoma.

The 2020/21 total operating costs across the Partnership were c. �126m per annum with a workforce establishment of circa. 822 WTE. We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Mr Stephen Rodgers, Operational Lead for IHC on 020 324 60184 (RLH). Alternatively, email:Stephen.rodgers@nhs.net

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • IBMS Accredited BSc Biomedical Science degree, or equivalent
  • Registration with the HCPC


Desirable

  • IHC qualifications


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a histology laboratory


Desirable

  • Previous computing experience or VDU work
  • Previous experience in answering and dealing with telephone enquiries.
  • Experience working in IHC.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Basic computer keyboard skills
  • Able to follow standard operating procedures
  • Numeracy and literacy.
  • Able to undertake basic histopathology laboratory techniques
  • Able to work to deadlines with accuracy


Desirable

  • Knowledge of IHC techniques
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting IHC techniques.


Skills

Essential

  • Basic computer keyboard skills Able to follow standard operating procedures.
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Able to undertake basic histopathology laboratory techniques
  • Able to work to deadlines with accuracy
  • Attention to detail


Desirable

  • Good keyboard skill


Other

Essential

  • Able to perform required duties with any appropriate aids or adaptations
  • Hold no reservations in handling human body fluids, tissue, organs, or infected material in accordance with Health & Safety policies
  • The post holder must be willing to have appropriate vaccinations


Desirable

  • Previous NHS experience


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

Royal London Hospital

London

E1 2ES

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-6354158ESEL-A

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