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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2021.

Clinical Support Specialist Sciences

Job Reference: 415-Z21-552

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Pathology-Blood Sciences
£25,655 - £31,534 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 37.5 hours a week and is on a substantive basis.

There is a financial relocation package of up to £3000 to support this post.HCPC registered biomedical scientists or those who have completed their degree (with a completed portfolio) 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 N Devon and N Cornwall. Roche modular systems have been implemented in a 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 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 in a pleasant working environment in North Devon with its award winning beaches and stunning countryside.

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 Emma Brooker or Helen Melville on 01271 322344 or or

Closing Date: 25th October 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

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.

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