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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2021.

Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 415-Z21-001

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic BMS, who is HCPC registered, to work in a small biochemistry team at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH). Newly registered Biomedical Scientists will also be considered for this post. The role is fulltime (37.5hrs per week) and is on a permanent basis.

The department has ISO:15189 accreditation and provides a wide range of diagnostic testing for the acute trust and to 23 GP practices across N Devon and N Cornwall. Roche modular systems have been implemented in a new state of the art blood sciences laboratory.

All internal and externally provided training / CPD activity is encouraged where agreed and relevant.

The department is acquiring a new LIMS that will be integrated with the hospital's forthcoming replacement electronic health record system both of which are to be provided by Intersystems.

We have an unprecedented relationship with our Primary care colleagues and the Devon CCG. We are using ordercomms to develop innovative means of syndrome-based requesting as well as optimising the service in other ways and the post holder will be involved with this. Secondary care ordercomms will come as part of the EHR/LIMS implementation.

We are looking in particular for an individual with a strong interest in innovation and service improvement, who is committed to supporting the management team in providing best service to patients.

Some experience of working within an NHS Biochemistry department will be advantageous. There will be a contractual obligation to work nights, weekends or public holidays once competency assessed. A very competitive local agreement for out of hours is offered.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive and forward thinking team situated in pleasant surroundings.

For further information please contact Mary Stapleton - Principal Biochemist

or Helen Melville/Emma Brooker on 01271 322344.

Closing Date: 17th January 2021

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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.

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