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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/04/2021.

Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 415-Z21-138

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

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic biomedical scientist to work in a small biochemistry team at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH). The role is working 37.5 hours a week. HCPC registered biomedical scientists or final year students who have completed their portfolios as part of their degree are encouraged to apply for this post.

The department has ISO:15189 accreditation and provides a wide range of diagnostic testing for the acute trust and to 23 GP practices across North Devon and North 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.

As we work in close collaboration with the RD&E, we are looking to implement the Epic EHR programme which is currently in use there.

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.

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Please note this advert may close early if there are a high number of applicants.

For further information please contact Helen Melville or Emma Brooker on 01271 322344 or or

Closing Date: 9th April 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

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.

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

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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