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Advanced Practitioner

Job Reference: 317-2021-34-054

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Histology Non Med Staff - Corporate
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.


The department provides Histopathology, Cytopathology and Mortuary services housed within a purpose-built facility in a prime city-centre location. The laboratory is one of the largest services in the country and handles around 80,000 requests per annum. We receive a broad range of specimens from within the Trust, General Practitioners and as a specialist referral centre handle cases regionally, nationally and from overseas. We work closely with genomics services, accommodating the increasing complexity of integrated pathology and molecular diagnostics.

The laboratory is divided into a number of sections encompassing Specimen Reception, Slide Production, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Muscle & Nerve, Electron Microscopy, Neuropathology, Non-gynae Cytology, Mohs and research facility ‘NovoPath’. There is a workforce of 130 laboratory technical and support staff, 5 Advanced Practioners, 45 Consultants, Consultant BMS, and over 20 speciality trainees who work within specialist teams.

Cellular Pathology at NuTH introduced Advanced Practioner (AP) roles for Biomedical Scientists in histological dissection back in 2010 as an early adopter, and have embedded dissection and reporting advanced roles into the department ever since. The AP team share dissection specialities, but as those undertaking reporting Gastrointestinal and dermatopathology progress towards stage D, often reduce their dissection repertoire, therefore we are seeking a further qualified dissection AP to join our team.

Training opportunities are available across all staff grades and we continue to develop in accordance with the professional vision of enhanced roles for Biomedical Scientists who thrive on providing a high quality service in a well-equipped and modern working environment.

We are looking for an experienced dissection Advanced Practioner to support our expanding service needs and welcome applicants with experience of complex specimen handling and have attained the IBMS/RCPath diploma of expert practice in histological dissection. Applicants must be able to demonstrate extensive specialist knowledge of Cellular Pathology, technical skills and leadership to support staff training, quality and development.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Leigh Nicholson

0191 2829120

Sarah-leigh.nicholson1@nhs.net




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