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Biomedical Scientist

Employer
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
North Shields
Salary
Depending on experience pro rata per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Applications are invited from qualified, enthusiastic and well-motivated Biomedical Scientists, holding a BSc in Biomedical Science and currently registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to join our Northumbria Microbiology team in this UKAS and HCPC accredited laboratory.

Applicants for the newly qualified band 5 post will be expected to successfully complete an IBMS Specialist Microbiology diploma within an agreed timescale for progression to Band 6, under annex 20 AFC terms and conditions.

The post will be based at the North Tyneside General Hospital but the post holder may be rotated to other sites within the Trust including Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, as part of the departments' shift system.

This post falls within the provisions of Agenda for Change Annex 20 - Development of Professional Roles, whereby upon completion of an agreed set of competencies you may move onto the next pay band without the need for an application for a post at a higher level.

For further information on Annex 20, please see:

http://www.nhsemployers.org/tchandbook/annex-16-to-20/annex-20-development-of-professional-roles

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a qualified Biomedical Scientist in Microbiology working within a section of the department and will rotate through all sections of the laboratory. The post holder will ensure that high quality patient results are produced in an efficient and cost-effective way in all sections in which they are working.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centre's. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will act as a qualified Specialist Biomedical Scientist in the Microbiology Department, working within a section of the laboratory and will rotate through all sections of the laboratory regularly, including Serology, Mycology, Parasitology and Molecular as well as bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

The post holder will ensure that high quality patient results are produced in an efficient and cost-effective way in all sections in which they areworking.

They will also:
  • Process specialist investigations in the department of microbiology.
  • To provide specialist advice to clinicians and service users as to appropriateness of tests and timescales of results.
  • To provide specialist services such as training or problem solving for specialist equipment.
  • To act as a mentor for more junior scientific and support staff.

The laboratory has a number of automated and diagnostic systems, which includes, WASP, Vitek XL, Vitek MS, BacTec, Panther, GeneXpert, BioFire TORCH, VIDAS, Cobas, DS2 and Liaison.

The post holder will assist the Team Managers to ensure that a high quality Microbiology Service is provided.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • An accredited BSc honours degree in Biomedical Sciences
  • Must be State Registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council


Desirable

  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development


Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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