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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Band 6)

Job Reference: 317-2019-30-27-DR

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Histology Non Med Staff - Corporate
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 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 from enthusiastic and highly motivated Specialist Biomedical Scientists to work within Cellular Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon Tyne. The Department provides Histology, Cytology and Mortuary services. It is purpose-built within a prime city-centre location, offering an attractive career opportunity.

The laboratory is one of the largest services in the country and handles around 65,000 requests per annum. We receive a broad range of specimens from within the Trust, General Practitioners and as a specialist referral centre, handle cases regionally, nationally and from overseas.

The successful candidates will be expected to work within one or more of the departmental sections, encompassing Specimen Reception, Slide Production, Immunocytochemistry, Muscle & Nerve, Electron Microscopy, Neuropathology, Non-gynae cytology and Mohs. We offer and feed into downstream genetic and molecular testing to compliment both histological diagnosis and research.

We offer training opportunities across all staff grades and continue to develop in accordance with the professional vision of enhanced roles for Biomedical Scientists who thrive on providing a high quality service within a well-equipped and modern working environment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Cellular Pathology and experience as a specialist BMS. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team.

It is an essential requirement that all candidates for this post are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and hold the Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology or equivalent. We will consider both full time and part time applicants.




Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.


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