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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/08/2020.

CoVid 19 Bank Point of Care Testing Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 151-AG043

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
POCT Pathology
Frimley, Frimley
£16.84 or £20.80 per hour incl HCAS


A joint venture between Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals.

The large Point of Care Testing (POCT) Team at Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) manages the use of diagnostic POCT devices in wards, clinics and departments within the hospital trusts and also supports a variety of initiatives in primary care. Provision of POCT solutions within the appropriate patient pathways enables efficient use of staff time and improves patient satisfaction.

BSPS runs a comprehensive POCT service, the Qpoint EQAS and various innovative projects, which all continue to expand. We are now looking for a motivated, HCPC registered biomedical scientist to join us during CoVid pressures to support new services.

Experience of Siemens/Conworx POCcelerator and Clinisys systems would be an advantage.

As well as being a deputy to the POCT Manager and working alongside 4 other POCT co-ordinators, specific duties will include delivery of POCT services to primary and secondary care users in a variety of different models and actively managing more junior members of the team. Maintaining good communications with our service users will be a key part of this role.

The successful applicant will be responsible for progressing business cases for new POCT equipment in accordance with Trust policy.

Your prime site employer will be Frimley Health, based at Frimley Park Hospital but you will be required to work across sites and be able to travel to all areas covered by Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services. Participation in the weekend/Bank Holiday rota is mandatory.

Please note this is a Bank (zero hours) contract.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGlenda PenfoldJob titlePOCT ManagerEmail addressglendapenfold@nhs.netTelephone number01276 526566Additional contact information

If you are a hard working, flexible and innovative individual and you would like to discuss the job further, please contact

Glenda Penfold-POCT Manager


Tel: 01276 526566


There’s never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country’s largest and most respected hospital trusts. We have three main hospitals: Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area. We also run outpatient clinics and diagnostic services from Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet, Windsor, Maidenhead, Bracknell and Chalfont St Peter.

Recently we have invested £150m in new facilities to create the best environments for our patients and staff. Our projects include new state-of-the-art Emergency Assessment Centre at Wexham Park and a newly planned care hospital in Ascot.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other. So whether you use our services or are just visiting you can expect us to be Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you’ll feel at home at Frimley Health. Whether you want to broaden your expertise, strengthen your skills or make the move into management. It’s one of the reasons our staff consistently rate us among the best places to work in the NHS.

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