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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2021.

Trainee Biomedical Scientist/Biomedical Scientist/Specialist Biomedic

Job Reference: 028-HS044-0721

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
UHW, Cardiff
£24,907 - £37,890 per annum

Welcome to Public Health Wales the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our purpose is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales.

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We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.

Please note that appointment may be made at Band 5 annex 21, Band 5 or Band 6 dependent on experience.

It is an exciting time to be joining Public Health Wales Microbiology as we look to dramatically expand our workforce and the way Microbiology services are delivered. Public Health Wales Microbiology consists of a network of laboratories currently based at 7 sites across Wales.

You will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of Microbiology in Wales following significant investment in new technology and staff. We aim to provide a responsive, modern, rapid diagnostic service for the people of Wales.

To demonstrate our commitment and dedication of our staff we offer automatic progression to Band 6 on the successful completion of their IBMS Specialist Diploma (Medical Microbiology /Virology) with 100% compliance of statutory and mandatory training and relevant competency documents.

The successful post holders will be fully supported, with full training given from an established dedicated training team. You will be encouraged to develop and opportunities will be given to enhance your career.

Applications are invited from candidates who are enthusiastic, well-motivated and innovative, with good organisational and practical abilities supported by scientific knowledge. Candidates should possess well developed interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to support individual and team working.

An understanding of good laboratory practice and ISO15189 quality management is required.

The post holder will be expected to participate in shift working, including out of hours (night shift/on call), weekends and bank holidays, to provide a 24/7 service.

Our team offers a varied, challenging and rewarding work environment, with the opportunity to be at the forefront of Microbiology in Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

Priority is given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

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We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care Worker visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting the UK Visas and Immigrations website (please see the Further Links section). If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

In general, anyone joining our Trust who has not previously worked in the NHS will, by default, start on the first point of the advertised pay band. Pay progression will then be determined by annual Performance and Development Reviews in accordance with the NHS Wales Pay Progression Policy. An application for Incremental Credit may be considered, but can only be awarded based on evidenced reckonable service and/or equivalent, relevant experience.

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