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Healthcare Science Associate (Band 4)

Job Reference: 317-2019-22-048

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Genetics - Cytogenetics - CFL
Location:
317 07 Northern Genetics Service
Salary:
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 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”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


Applications are invited for a fixed-term (1 year) Band 4 Healthcare Science Associate post in the Northern Genetics Service Laboratories. The successful candidate will be a motivated and reliable individual and will join a team of around 75 Scientific and Technical staff in the Northern Genetics Service.

The successful applicant will support Clinical Scientists and Genetic Technologists in delivering genetic testing for a range of inherited conditions. The role involves processing of samples referred for a broad range of molecular genetic and cytogenetic tests in addition to carrying out other routine technical duties. Good communication, team working and organisational skills are essential.

Applicants must have a Foundation degree in Healthcare Science or training and experience to the level of NVQ3 along with theoretical or practical training to diploma level. Good laboratory bench skills are essential. Applicants should have a mature attitude and an appreciation of the importance of genetic testing to patients and their families

The laboratory has a close association with the Clinical Genetics and Muscle Immunoanalysis sections of the department, and also with the high profile academic groups working in the Institute of Genetic Medicine Research Laboratories.

We provide testing for a wide variety of inherited and acquired conditions for a local population of over three million people and in addition provide specialised services to patients throughout the UK and internationally. The Northern Genetics Service is housed in purpose built accommodation at the Institute of Genetic Medicine close to Newcastle City Centre.

 

 

 

 




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