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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Band 6)

Job Reference: 317-2018-51-018

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Corporate Laboratory - Blood Sciences
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified HCPC Registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist to work within the specialist sections of our Blood Sciences Department.

Blood Sciences plays a pivotal role in provision of 10 million diagnostic tests per year which are essential for the delivery of high quality clinical care within all Directorates of the Trust and in Primary Care. The Department provides a number of regional and national diagnostic and monitoring services.

The post holder will rotate through a number of specialist sections of the blood sciences laboratory. The Department is housed on two sites across Newcastle and movement between the two hospital sites is also a possibility.

Applicants should be highly motivated, have an accredited degree in Biomedical Sciences and have completed the IBMS Specialist Diploma (or equivalent qualifications). Experience of working in Auto-immunity, Protein diagnostics or Flow cytometry would be an advantage.

You should have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively either as part of a team or independently. The laboratory is progressive, well equipped and is accredited for training, with participation in CPD being actively encouraged.

The Department is UKAS accredited.




Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.


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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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