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Senior Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 415-S20-382

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work as one of the Senior BMS’s in Haematology in a small but busy department.

We provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic services for the acute Trust and to 23 GP practices across North Devon & North Cornwall. We have an unprecedented relationship with our Primary care colleagues and the new Devon CCG. We are using Ordercomms to develop innovative means of syndrome-based requesting as well as optimising the service in other ways.

The department of Blood Sciences is UKAS accredited to ISO 15189, holds IBMS training approval until 2023 and is committed to maintaining this as part of a wider hospital network in the South West. The department uses Q-Pulse for quality management.

The department is well resourced with Horiba Yumizens, Stago StarMax2 and IBG analyser systems providing a comprehensive repertoire of tests.

We are looking for a member of staff with a positive outlook and strong leadership skills to have an integral part in the operational management of the Haematology. A specialist interest in coagulation would be desirable.

You must be currently registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) as a Biomedical Scientist and hold an MSc or equivalent qualification i.e. FIBMS. You will have previous experience working as a Senior BMS or be an experienced Band 6 with evidence of involvement in management and development of a laboratory.

The successful candidate will be expected to resolve staffing and technical issues within the department, ensuring the smooth flow of work through Haematology. As a small establishment you will be expected to deputise for the Blood Transfusion manager in their absence. There is also a requirement to participate in the well remunerated out of hour’s rota.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and influence the development of a small but forward thinking laboratory.

Applicants are encouraged to informally visit the department to talk with the team and experience what North Devon has to offer.

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Sarah Hayes, Blood Sciences Manager, (01271) 370232 or Senior BMS, Jennifer Hodgson (01271) 322329 -

Closing date: 29/11/2020

Previous applicants need not apply.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

UK Registration

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

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