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Healthcare Scientist/Principal Clinical Scientist (Band 8a/8b)

Job Reference: 317-2018-08-057

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Corporate Laboratory - Blood Sciences
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
£40,428 - £58,217 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”. With more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated, enthusiastic and suitably qualified Healthcare Scientist / Principal Clinical Scientist to work within our Blood Sciences Department to be the technical lead for Flow Cytometry.

Blood Sciences at NUTH plays a pivotal role in the provision of 10 million diagnostic tests per year, which are essential for the delivery of high quality clinical care within all Directorates of the Trust and in Primary Care. The Department also acts as a regional and national reference laboratory.

The Flow Cytometry section provides a combined Haemato-lymphoid malignancy and Immunodeficiency diagnostic and monitoring service and is an integral part of the North East Haematological Oncology Diagnostic Service (NEHODS).

The Department is UKAS accredited and is housed at both Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary. The laboratory is progressive and well equipped and is accredited for training, with participation in CPD being actively encouraged. The post will be initially based at the RVI but the successful applicant may also be expected to work across both Freeman and RVI hospital sites.

Applications will be accepted from candidates who fulfill the requirements of the Job Description. Please refer to the relevant Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required.

We would welcome applications from candidates who do not meet all of the criteria for the Band 8b who would like to be considered for appointment to the Band 8a role.

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Newcastle Hospitals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We recognise there is a real benefit in providing an inclusive environment in which diverse employees can work together and feel valued. For this purpose the Trust supports a number of staff networks including LGBT, Disability and BME.

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