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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2190286-CSI

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Immunology
Location:
Leicester royal infirmary, Leicester
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST

PATHOLOGY DIRECTORATE

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Post: Biomedical Scientist (Permanent contract)

Department: Immunology (Specialist Blood Sciences) LRI.

Hours: Full Time 37.5 per week

Salary: Band 5 (Annex U if appropriate)

Base: Leicester Royal Infirmary.

We are pleased to be offering an exciting opportunity for a Full time Biomedical Scientist to join our Immunology team based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Our regional Immunology department provides a unique opportunity to experience a comprehensive repertoire of Immunology investigations of routine and specialist Immunology assays for the diagnosis and management of autoimmunity, allergy, immunodeficiency and haematological malignancy.

Bringing with you relevant Immunology experience along with scientific and technical knowledge of immunological techniques, you will be a highly motivated individual capable of organising and prioritising specialist workload with good time management skills, gained working in an UK NHS laboratory. HCPC registration is desirable, however trainee or someone who is commencing the HCPC generic registration portfolio will be considered. Initial emphasis will be placed on the staff member performing essential verification and validation of assays and instrumentation. Experience within this area would be desirable along with knowledge of SOP writing and ISO15189 standards.

In combination with using your technical knowledge to provide high quality patient services, you will also work closely with the senior team to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory through supervision and training of staff, and taking an active role in ensuring our quality agenda is centre to all we do. You will be required to troubleshoot equipment and assay issues, whilst also contributing to development of the service.

Current departmental operational hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, with possibility of participation in an On Call weekend rota once completion of the training and competency programme, if required.

CPD is actively encouraged and supported. Suitable candidates may have the opportunity to undertake registration training in the IBMS Portfolio, in parallel to service needs.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.

  • Suitable Part Time candidates may be considered on a flexible job share agreement so long as full time hours are covered.
  • May be required for 24/7 working.

For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Fay Sharman, Immunology Operational lead 0116 258 6196 or fay.sharman@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
  • Stephen Walker, Advanced Specialist Biomedical Scientist on 0116 258 6709 or stephen.walker@uhl-tr.nhs.uk



We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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