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Senior Biomedical Scientist - Biochemistry

Job Reference: 415-E20-425

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 BMSs in Biochemistry, a small but busy department. A comprehensive range of diagnostic services is provided 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 Devon CCG. Ordercomms is used to develop an innovative means of syndrome-based requesting as well as optimising the service in other ways.

The department of Biochemistry is UKAS accredited to ISO 15189, holds IBMS training approval until 2025 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 modernised department is well resourced with Roche Cobas 6000 analysers, stand-alone Roche pre-analytics, Sebia Hydrasys, Uvikon spectrophotometer, Radiometer ABL blood gas analyser and an advanced micro-osmometer providing a comprehensive repertoire of tests.

We are looking for a member of staff with a positive outlook and strong leadership skills who wil have an integral part in the operational management of Biochemistry.

You must be currently registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) as a Biomedical Scientist and hold a MSc or equivalent qualification i.e. FIBMS. You will have previous experience working as a Senior BMS or a BMS with at least 5 years practical experience within a NHS laboratory. Evidence of involvement in management and development of a laboratory is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to resolve staffing and technical issues within the department, ensuring the smooth flow of work through Biochemistry. As a small establishment you will be expected to deputise for the Blood Sciences manager or the Principal Clinical Scientist in their absence. There is also a requirement to participate in the well remunerated out of hours 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.

The hours for this post are 37.5 per week.

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Sarah Hayes, Blood Sciences Manager, (01271) 370232 or Senior BMS, Helen Melville (01271) 322344

Closing Date: 30/11/2020

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.

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

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