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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/10/2020.

Consultant Biochemist – Head of Department

Job Reference: 425-A-20-42797

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Chemistry
£75,914 to £87,754 per annum

The Department of Clinical Chemistry comprises a team of staff who are committed to delivering an efficient, high quality diagnostic service. It is a busy, friendly department. We have an excellent reputation as a specialist laboratory and provide a comprehensive analytical biochemistry service along with regional newborn screening and metabolic biochemistry.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as Head of Department and Director of Newborn Screening. Applications are invited from individuals who are State Registered as a ‘Clinical Scientist’ and with at least 10 years of experience. Applicants must be ‘Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists’ or at least be close to being awarded this title.

As Director of Newborn Screening you will have full clinical, scientific and managerial charge of the Regional Newborn Screening service and Biochemical Genetics Service to the population of South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, Bassetlaw, North Lincolnshire, South Humberside, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

As a Consultant in Clinical Chemistry you will be offering the highest level of scientific skill and expertise over the full range of services, and advice and guidance to the laboratory staff and referring clinicians for the provision of the highest quality of service to patients.

The laboratory is also involved in organising and assessing some external quality assurance schemes relating to the detection of inborn errors of metabolism in Europe and the UK.

Participation in the out of hours Consultant on-call rota is required.

The post is being advertised as full-time hours but applications are invited from individuals wanting to work less hours. Please state clearly in the Supporting Information your preference regarding working hours.

Sheffield is a lively and cosmopolitan city renowned for its theatres and city-wide events. Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park it only takes a few minutes to reach the countryside. The city also has good transport links to the rest of the UK.

The Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is currently one of five Trusts within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Transformation Programme. The aim is to design a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients and clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine solutions that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. The service will also be efficient and sustainable, encourage research and development in collaboration with Academia and Industry to improve health and innovation in the region and provide rewarding jobs and career opportunities for all staff.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

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

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