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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 249-D0--111809

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£23,023 - £36,644 per annum pro rata

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Calling All Biomedical Scientists! Band 5 & Band 6 promotion and development opportunities available!

Are you a career minded individual ready for a new challenge in an exciting environment? Are you looking for the next step on the career ladder?

If the answer is yes we have the unique opportunity for you...

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientists to join our teams in Chemistry or Haematology/Blood Transfusion here at our progressive and forward thinking Trust.

What can we offer you?

You will join our excellent Pathology Service which has full accreditation as a HCPC/IBMS Training Laboratory, ISO 15189 accreditation throughout all Blood Science disciplines and full MHRA compliance for Blood Transfusion. Our ambitious Trust has a good reputation for innovation and now is a great time to join our team as we start to invest in our people, our infrastructure and to develop a new generation of analysers across the whole service coming on line during 2018-19. We encourage applications from both newly qualified Biomedical Scientists with potential for development and those with significant, demonstrable experience. These roles will provide you with the chance to develop your skills within your chosen professional area with generous training and support.

What you can offer us?

You will be enthusiastic, innovative and a great team player .You will also be flexible in your approach and able to participate in the single discipline 24/7 shift system.

Swindon is a great place to live and work with excellent affordable housing opportunities and good local schools. The town is set in beautiful countryside between the Cotswold’s to the North and Marlborough Downs to the South. The Pathology Service is based within the modern and well-equipped Great Western Hospital site which is easily accessible from all major routes.

Interested? Please get in touch to find out more about our exciting opportunities or to arrange an informal visit. Please contact; Darren Ames, Blood Sciences Manager on 01793 607247, alternatively contact Ryan Jary, Senior Recruitment Officer on 01793 607975


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Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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