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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/09/2020.

Associate Practitioner

Job Reference: 319-2615116JA

Employer:
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Microbiology Department
Location:
North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We have benen rated ‘outstanding’ twice overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Northumbria Healthcare recognises the positive value of diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.


The post will be based at the North Specialist Emergency Care Hospital however, the successful candidate will be expected to work in laboratories on other sites within the Trust.

The successful candidate will work in all sections of the Microbiology department during their initial period of training from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 20:00 but once competent will be required to work the full 24/7 shift rota including weekends and night shifts depending upon the needs of the service.

The successful post holder must be able to role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the Trust.

Candidates must have the essential skills as outlined in the job specification to be considered for this post.

Essential Criteria:

  • Foundation Degree Certificate or equivalent qualification e.g. HND/HNC or Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Certificate of Achievement.
  • Experience of working within a Biomedical or NHS Laboratory Knowledge and understanding of the role of Microbiology in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology .
  • Understanding of Laboratory Health and Safety and incident reporting Understanding of the importance of patient confidentiality.

Desirable:

  • Supervisory experience Supervisory training course or qualification Understanding of a Quality Management System

Permanent and Temporary posts available.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Senior Biomedical Scientist

debra.jackson@nhct.nhs.uk

0191 2932528

Closing Date: 25th September 2020




At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site. We will also support flexible working where possible, and understand the importance of a healthy worklife balance.

The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

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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


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



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