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Specialist Biomedical Scientist Cellular Pathology

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bedford
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Cellular Pathology team at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has a vacancy for an experienced State Registered Biomedical Scientist or Specialist BMS, banding and pay dependent on qualifications, knowledge and experience . You must be well-motivated, experienced and an enthusiastic State Registered BMS to join our busy, but friendly team.

The department handles 44,000 surgical and diagnostic requests annually across two sites (Luton & Dunstable Hospital & Bedford Hospital). As the Bedfordshire Hospital Trusts forms a large general hospital we see a wide variety of tissue and diagnostic cytology specimens, including post mortem work.

The main Cellular PathologyLaboratory is based at Bedford Hospital site with an expectation that staff cover some shifts at Luton & Dunstable site. Digital Pathology is also being implemented.

Pathology has full UKAS accreditation, HTA & MHRA compliance.

You should have a good general histology background to IBMS Specialist Diploma level, which should include a working knowledge of special techniques including immunohistochemistry.

Contact Charlotte Emmony (Cellular Pathology Laboratory Manager) on 01234 355122 Ext: 4656, or email tocharlotte.emmony@bedfordhospital.nhs.ukfor more information.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the day to day operations and technical aspects of the service.

The post holder will assist the senior laboratory BMS in the delivery of a high quality, efficient and effective service, through the Quality Management System [QMS]. They will assist in the implementation of change as directed by the laboratory seniors/manager, when delegated or appropriate to service needs.

The post holder is expected to implement policies and procedures ensuring that the service complies with current UKAS standards, national and European legislation and discipline specific regulatory bodies.

The post holder will assist in the training and development of scientific and support staff.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

Details of specific service/department responsibilities, accountabilities and objectives are listed in the Role Descriptor document incorporated with this Specialist Biomedical Scientist (BMS) job description.

The post holder will assist in the day to day operations and technical aspects of the service.

The post holder will assist the senior laboratory BMS in the delivery of a high quality, efficient and effective service, through the Quality Management System [QMS]. They will assist in the implementation of change as directed by the laboratory seniors/manager, when delegated or appropriate to service needs.

The post holder is expected to implement policies and procedures ensuring that the service complies with current UKAS standards, national and European legislation and discipline specific regulatory bodies.

The post holder will assist in the training and development of scientific and support staff.

To perform as a HCPC Registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist [BMS] assisting in the delivery of the department services.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Significant specialist knowledge of Cellular Pathology techniques acquired over a significant period within a UK laboratory


Desirable

  • Audit and evaluation, clinical & information governance


Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent and demonstrable experience at BMS level
  • HCPC State Registration


Desirable

  • Master's degree or related professional health care qualification (FIBMS or Chartered Scientist) or equivalent


Personal Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, at all levels
  • Good listening skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to utilise evaluation tools
  • Standard keyboard skills
  • Personal integrity - leading by example
  • Drive and determination
  • Flexibility
  • Flexible in approach and in working relationships


Desirable

  • Manage highly complex information
  • Ability to analyse complex data and use information to inform judgements
  • Tactful and diplomatic


Knowledge

Essential

  • Specialised and extensive knowledge of Cellular Pathology


Desirable

  • Digital Pathology


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedford

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ

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418-AHP3598-MR-A-1

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