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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2020.

Healthcare Scientist (Biomedical Scientist (BMS))

Job Reference: 234-19-CS3074

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

** Fixed term contract / Secondment / Bank opportunity **

Joining the award winning Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and the Microbiology team has never been at a more rewarding time; throughout our Trust we are investing in our staff and expanding our facilities. This coupled with our recent survey results; that 97% of friends and family would recommend NNUH to a family member, an impressive statistic and one that staff at NNUH are incredibly proud to be part of! The Microbiology Team is seeking a Biomedical Healthcare Scientist (BMS) to increase this statistic even further!

The department itself, provides a UKAS accredited to ISO15189 Microbiology diagnostic and clinical support service to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, James Paget Hospital, 5 Clinical Commissioning Groups as part of the Eastern Pathology Alliance, covering all aspects of Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology, Serology and Molecular diagnostics. We are also an IBMS approved training laboratory which is currently equipped with systems such as MALDI-TOF, Vitek, Sysmex UF5000, BacT/ALERT, MIGIT TB, EntericBio, Cepheid, WASP. LIMS is provided by Telepath

The successful Biomedical Healthcare Scientists for this post will work autonomously in Microbiology and be required to perform a range of tests in Bacteriology, Virology and Serology. In addition to this, your related tasks will include isolation, identification and interpretation of results and subsequently reporting these results in accordance with Laboratory policies.

You should hold an IBMS-accredited Biological Sciences degree or equivalent qualification and have a current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), ideally with a specialist diploma or equivalent clinical laboratory experience.

This is truly an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and supportive department on either a fixed term, secondment or bank contract basis, because we firmly believe in giving our staff the flexibility to suit their lifestyle and allow more time to spend in our beautiful county.

You’ll be based a matter of minutes from Norwich City Centre which can truly boast it has something to offer for everyone and where more than three quarters (77%) of people say they love their job. It’s retained a strong identity and history whilst expanding its food offerings down the famous cobbled streets and at the award winning Best British Market. All the while allowing you to travel across Norfolk with ease to further afield, be that London is just 2 hours by train or car and less than 30 minutes to the beautiful coastline of North Norfolk. With excellent schooling, picturesque scenery, affordable house prices and purple flag safety, a life spent in Norfolk, is truly a life well spent.

So come and join TeamNNUH and our Journey to Outstanding.

** If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported. **

** full and part time hours available **

Open for applications: 28th May 2020

Close for applications: 11th June 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nigel Roberts - EPA Network Manager

Tel: 01603 286936


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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

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