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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/08/2020.

Senior Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 370-HS6MIC-1390

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

(Band 5 applicants with HCPC registration in Microbiology will be considered for interview.)

Applications are invited for the above posts in the Microbiology Department at Warrington Hospital. The successful candidate will be reliable and enthusiastic as well as being highly motivated and forward thinking. There will be an opportunity to work in all sections of the Laboratory and full training and support will be given relevant to experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative department that embraces new technologies and working practices in order to deliver high quality patient care.

Recently qualified HCPC registrants may be considered for this position but will be appointed at Band 5 until the IBMS Specialist Portfolio has been completed.

The Microbiology Department is equipped with a range of analysers including Panther, FilmArray, VIDAS 3, BacTAlert, VITEK2, VITEK MS and UF5000 and is fully computerised (CGM). In addition to routine Bacteriology, the Department is involved in the processing of samples for infectious disease investigation including those samples requiring COVID-19 investigation.

The Department processes approximately 235,000 samples per year and provides a comprehensive and high quality service to both hospital and community patients. The Department is an approved IBMS registered Training Laboratory for both Specialist training and Pre-Registration training towards the Certificate of Competence.

The post-holder will be required to process and analyse all referred samples in accordance with agreed accreditation standards. The Department holds full UKAS 15189:2012 Accreditation.

The Department operates a 7 day working week in which the post-holder will be required to participate.


This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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