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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2020.

Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 164-2164803

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Cellular Pathology
QMC, Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottingham
£24,214 - £30,112 per ann

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

We are pleased to be offering an exciting opportunity for a committed HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join the Histopathology service in Nottingham. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team who aspire to provide the best possible service to patients across the region.

We are looking for a good team player who can effectively contribute to the ongoing development of the Histopathology department in a large teaching hospital. Applicants must be able to commit to Trust's Values and Behaviours.

The vacancy is in the Surgical Histopathology Laboratory team, which participates in BMS dissection, frozen section production, paraffin wax processing, special staining, non- gynae cytology, renal and Mohs' services.

This is an AFC Band 5 post. Candidates will be registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health Care Professions Council. Consideration may be given to candidates who are close to completion of their HCPC generic registration portfolio. Evidence of level of completion of the portfolio will be required at interview. It is desirable for applicants to have a Biomedical Science degree, and be members of the IBMS and demonstrate a commitment to continuing education and training.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate competency of all routine cellular pathology techniques and ideally have experience of the specialist techniques associated with renal and frozen section service delivery.

The department is approved for training by the IBMS/ HCPC, and is
accredited by CPA and is awaiting UKAS ISO:15189 accreditation.

Working hours are within 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and some weekend working will be required. You will be required to work in the Histopathology laboratories on both QMC and City Hospital NUH Campuses.

Informal visits to the department are strongly encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Andy Harwood (Advanced BMS) Cellular Pathology email :
0115 9249924 Extension 61218

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