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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/04/2020.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 372-FSS1538-A

Employer:
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Cellular Pathology
Location:
Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust aspires to be a leader in the digital health revolution. With the launch of a full Electronic Patient Record in 2017 the Trust aims to be the safest, most efficient and patient centred trust in the NHS. The launch is part of a 10-15 year ongoing project of modernisation with future opportunities for research, development in this rapidly developing field of medicine. Through working at CHFT you can be part of this innovative area aiming to bring safer and more effective care to our patients.


The Cellular Pathology department at Calderdale Royal Hospital is seeking to recruit a specialist biomedical scientist to join our friendly team.

The department is UKAS accredited and IBMS approved for training. Cellular pathology covers histology, non-gynae cytology, andrology and the mortuaries The successful candidate will be involved in health and safety, training and quality in all areas of the department.

We currently process approximately 28000 histology samples, around 9000 immunohistochemistry tests using the Ventana Benchmark Ultra, 2500 non-gynae samples, and 3000 andrology samples.

We are committed to quality and improvement, use LEAN methods of working and utilise the Vantage tracking system. We are currently expanding the andrology service and introducing digital pathology to the department.

The successful applicant will have the IBMS Specialist postgraduate portfolio in cellular pathology and hold current HCPC registration.

Consideration may be given to suitably qualified band 5 staff who have almost completed their specialist portfolio.

Informal visits are encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jill Haigh, laboratory manager on Tel:01422 224399




Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. CHFT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and you will be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment.

CHFT has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that CHFT has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

CHFT is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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