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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/08/2020.

Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 225-BCPS-PT2534813

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
£24,907 - £30,615

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust are delighted that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the recently formed Black Country Pathology Service which began on 1st October 2018 by the joining together of four Trusts: Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and Walsall NHS Healthcare Trust.

The Black Country Pathology Service (BCPS) is looking to recruit an HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist, Band 5 with Medical Microbiology experience, into the Microbiology Department at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Russells Hall Hospital. The Department is UKAS accredited and is recognised by the IBMS for HCPC pre-Registration and Specialist training in Medical Microbiology. The successful applicant will be HCPC registered (or about to complete this), and have relevant qualifications including an accredited BSc, registration portfolio and ideally have some post registration Microbiology laboratory experience. They should have relevant experience including bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, molecular and serology as they will be expected to work in each of these sections on a rotational basis. New graduates will be appointed at Band 5 but once suitable experience and/or a specialist portfolio have been obtained will be upgraded to band 6 and will then be expected to take on extra responsibility. The Department comprises Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology and Molecular disciplines, and currently processes over 300,000 specimens annually. Automated platforms include Cepheid Genexpert, BACTEC FX for Blood cultures, MGIT for Mycobacteria, BD Phoenix M50, BD Phoenix AP, Bruker MALDI-TOF, BD MAX(Enteric PCR), BD Epicentre, ROCHE COBAS 4800, IRIS iq200 SPRINT urine analyser, MAST Urisystem, DS2 analyser, VIDAS3 and Architect serology analyser . Working as part of a team you will contribute to the provision and further development of a high quality diagnostic service at Dudley and work with the BCPS to move Microbiology services to the HUB which will be based at The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital . There is an opportunity to work in all sections of the Department. Hours are full time (37.5hrs/week) currently worked as 8am-4.30pm, late shift 2pm – 10pm and weekends 8-4pm both Saturday and Sunday.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLindsay BakerJob titleHead Biomedical ScientistEmail addresslindsay.baker1@nhs.netTelephone number01384 244056Additional contact information

Lindsay Baker, / 01384 244056

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