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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-44136

Employer:
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Chemistry
Location:
Sheffield
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum

The Department of Clinical Chemistry comprises a team of people 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 range of testing, including Newborn Screening and Metabolic Biochemistry.

We currently have a vacancy for a Band 6 BMS. This individual must have full HCPC State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist and have completed the Specialist Portfolio from the IBMS or hold equivalent experience.

The post-holder will be expected to participate in all aspects of analytical work and adhere to the ‘Standards of Proficiency’ as defined by the Health and Care Professions Council. Full training will be provided. Good communication and interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to produce accurate and precise work.

The department provides a capillary phlebotomy service and the post-holder will be trained in order to assist with provision. Participation in an out-of-hours on-call service, as well as weekend and bank holiday working is expected.

The laboratory is based at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Trust is only one of three specialist NHS Trusts in England providing care exclusively to children and young people. The hospital is located close to the vibrant city centre which is home to several theatres. Sheffield also offers easy access to the Peak District National Park and has good transport links to the rest of the country.

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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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