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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-1909423-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro

Due to service and staffing expansion we are looking to recruit 2 Biomedical Scientists (one fulltime and one half time) to join our busy and friendly histology department. The successful candidate will be registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) and have significant, demonstrable experience working in a diagnostic histopathology laboratory.

Our laboratory handles approximately 65,000 surgical cases a year. We are registered with the IBMS as a pre and post registration training laboratory and CPD is actively encouraged.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working in all primary diagnostic sections of the laboratory i.e. specimen reception & dissection and section production (embedding, microtomy & quality control). Experience in the specialist histological techniques that we offer in our department, which include immunohistochemistry (automated), electron microscopy and enzyme histochemistry, is desirable but not essential.

You will be a well motivated, proactive team member with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is able to work accurately and efficiently in a busy laboratory environment.

You will have a good understanding of and commitment to Biomedical Science within the NHS and have a flexible approach to work in line with the Trusts agenda for service reconfiguration and improved patient care.

There will be a requirement to work on any of Leicester’s 3 hospital sites.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Whiteley, Deputy Service Manager 0116 258 6591 or via email at caroline.whiteley@uhl-tr.nhs,uk

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

UK Registration

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

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