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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 370-HS6HIS-1439

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

“Our Mission is to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other….

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

We have a vacancy for an experienced Histology Specialist Biomedical Scientist (BMS1 – Band 6) in our Histology Department.

The department currently processes approximately 17 000 Histology requests and 1 600 Non-Gynae Cytology specimens per year.

The role is varied and involves rotation around the different sections of the department, including:

  • Cut Up / Specimen dissection.

  • Embedding

  • Microtomy and cryotomy

  • Staining (including routine, special stains and immunohistochemistry)

  • Non Gynaecological Cytology

  • Andrology

  • Quality control

    There is also involvement in supervision, training and appraisal of Support Staff, Associate Practitioners and Trainee Biomedical Scientists, and in other duties including audit and writing and review of Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments.

    We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and well-motivated HCPC registered BMS with a BSc. (Hons.) in Biomedical Science or equivalent and an IBMS Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology or equivalent.

The successful applicant must have extensive relevant technical experience and will be highly motivated and enthusiastic. The position involves taking a leading role in achieving daily workload targets therefore effective interpersonal and communication skills are crucial. The ability to work efficiently as part of a team and be able to prioritise work in order to meet strict deadlines is essential.

Candidates will require experience in training and supervision of staff and evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). You will also require information technology skills and must be conversant with laboratory data management systems.

The Histology department is based at Warrington Hospital and is UKAS accredited and has a well-established quality management system.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes diverse applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us; please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Please note pay progression is subject to the NHS Agenda for Change Pay Progression provisions applicable from 1st April 2019.

All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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