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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Biomedical Scientist/Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Microbiology)

Job Reference: 214-D&O20-09-09

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Microbiology
King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-In-Ashfield
Band 5: £24,907- £30,615 per annum, Band 6: £31,3

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with five Outstanding services.

Safe, patient centred care is delivered by well supported people and in 2018 and 2019 colleagues at Sherwood rated us the best Acute Trust in the Midlands. In 2019, in the Freedom to Speak Up Index, we were the top rated Acute Trust in the East Midlands.

We provide outstanding healthcare from modern buildings and increasingly across the community to 500,000 people in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. We work with 5,000 colleagues in our three hospitals – King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community and we have well established relationships with partners in health and social care through the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We are growing an open, inclusive and diverse culture. We have an exciting future ahead of us and we would like you to be part of it.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT - 2020


An opportunity has arisen within the Department of Clinical Microbiology for an enthusiastic, highly motivated HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join the team.

The successful candidate must be registered with the HCPC, but the department will consider the appointment of either a Biomedical Scientist at Band 5, or a Specialist Biomedical Scientist (with completed IBMS Specialist portfolio or equivalent) at Band 6.

The Department has full UKAS accreditation , HCPC/IBMS training status and CPD participation is actively encouraged. The Department processes around 370,000 specimens a year and is in a new state of the art laboratory that opened in 2006. The Department’s equipment includes BACTEC FX, MALDI, MGIT, UF1000, VIDAS 3, GeneXpert, Cobas E801, BioFire FilmArray, Adagio, MicroScan and Viper XTR.

The department has also recently procured a KingFisher Flex nucleic acid extraction platform and a QuantStudio 5 thermocycler to support the Covid-19 PCR testing being performed in-house.

CliniSys WinPath is the LIMS used within the laboratory and most areas within the Trust and GP surgeries are using Sunquest ICE for test requesting.

The Department will routinely be working 07:00 until 22:00 including weekends and public holidays. The successful applicant will be contracted to work 5 out of 7 and participate in the out of hours service following a period of training and proven competency. The payment scheme is in line with Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

You must:
- Hold HCPC registration
- Have experience working in a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
- Participate in the 5 in 7 working pattern and out of hours service

For further details / informal visits contact:

Micaela Stanley Higher Specialist BMS tel number 01623 622515 ext 3633

Simon Clipstone ( Higher Specialist BMS 01623 622515 Ext 3633

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on 01623 622515 ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £47.50 plus VAT for an enhanced and £29.50 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

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