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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/06/2019.

Lead Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-06020

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Microbiology (916304)
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Microbiology Lead BMS to provide professional and technical leadership and direction for the delivery of their Paediatric Microbiology service. The post-holder will be responsible for the operational delivery of the microbiology service as well as quality management, budgetary control and continuous improvement of services. Alder Hey is an international center of excellence, treating more than 250,000 children a year and is one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Europe. The Trust serves not only the local population of children, but is a tertiary referral center for children from Merseyside, Cheshire, parts of Lancashire and beyond. The Medical Microbiology Department is UKAS accredited and is a specialist paediatric microbiology laboratory which serves both the clinicians and patients of the hospital as well General Practitioners from Liverpool and the surrounding areas. The aim of the laboratory is to provide an efficient patient-centred microbiology service which improves the investigation and management of infectious diseases in children. The department processes approximately 80,000 samples per year. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in developing a high-quality strategy for our microbiology laboratory building upon existing experience of service delivery and improvement, data analysis, innovation and quality improvement. This important role offers an exciting opportunity to work with a multitude of healthcare professionals across a range of disciplines. The new build hospital is a state of the art specialist facility that has recently been selected as a Centre for Global Digital Excellence, embarking on a multimillion pound IT programme to digitise our services and pathways of care. We are also transforming the adjoining park and land around the hospital to create an attractive community space and working with international partners to further develop the services we provide to children. Liverpool is an attractive and historic city in the North West of England with affordable living costs and excellent transport links to London, the Lake District and Snowdonia National Park in Wales. We are looking for an enthusiastic, talented and dynamic individual with a willingness to learn and drive the department forward.Applicants must be HCPC registered with experience of working in a senior laboratory role in microbiology, experience of paediatric microbiology would be an advantage but is not essential. For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Chris Parry, Consultant Paediatric Microbiologist [] or Christine Hill, Laboratory Medicine Manager [].

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Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

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