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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (XR06)

Job Reference: 298-PATH-488

298 Histopathology
The Leeds General Infirmary
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Band 6 - Specialist Biomedical Scientist

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Cellular Pathology Department as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist. Applications are invited from Biomedical Scientists who are HCPC registered, who have successfully completed a specialist portfolio in Histopathology and who have post registration experience within histology.

Once competent the post holder will be required to work Saturday and to participate in the on call rota.

The Department provides a Histopathology and Ctyology service for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. We have one permanent full time post based at St James University Hospital, but you may be required to rotate to other sisters and sections.

The department is well equipped, fully computerised, accredited to ISO15189 and is accredited by the IBMS as a training laboratory.

We process cira 56,000 surgical cases, 2,000 autopsy cases, and 5000 non-gynaecological cytology cases per annum.

The post is suitable for someone who is highly motivated, enthusiastic and a good team worker. Experience of histology laboratory techniques is essential.

If we have not contact you within four weeks of the closing date, we regret to advise you that you have not been selected for interview on this occasion. We are sorry to disappoint you, but hope this will not deter you from applying for any future vacancies that may be of interest to you.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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