Clinical Support - Principal Clinical Scientist

  • Department Pathology Services Management Team
  • Salary £53,168.00 – £62,001 per annum
  • Closing Date 17/06/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8b
  • Job ref 223-PCS-348
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 12 months fixed term (due to short term funding)
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week, part time hours will be considered

Job overview

The pathology laboratories at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust  are implementing a new LIMS with their network partners.  We are looking for Clinical Biochemists to join us on a temporary contract or secondment (12 months minimum) to support service delivery whilst current staff are engaged in  the project.  The posts and hours available are very flexible and we welcome applicants who would prefer part-time hours as well as those  who are nearing completion of STP training and attaining HCPC registration. 

Depending upon experience, participation in the Clinical Scientist out of hours support roster may be a requirement. The successful candidate will be expected to work across all sites as the service requires. There may be opportunities for remote working.

Main duties of the job

The post holder/s will be expected to participate in the clinical authorisation and interpretation of a wide range of results produced by the department and will contribute to quality management, service improvement, teaching and training within the department. 

The post will provide support to the Clinical Scientist team in Biochemistry during a period of significant change. We will be transitioning to a network LIMS and this will be occurring in the setting of large scale digital change within the Trust. The postholder will support the backfill of the duties of the Lead Principal Clinical Scientist.

Working for your organisation

The Biochemistry Department has an annual workload of 6.5 million reported tests and is equipped it’s three sites with  Roche Cobas automated systems. There is also a well-equipped specialist section covering electrophoresis, coeliac screening , and specialist protein and immunoassays. The department has full accreditation and is an approved IBMS/HCPC training laboratory. Continuous professional development is actively encouraged. 

The department provides services to the Trust and Shropshire County CCG, Telford and Wrekin CCG, Powys Teaching Health Board, Powys Healthcare Trust, and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital  amongst others. 

SaTH provides 2 acute hospital sites: the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury and the Princess Royal Hospital Telford,  both of which currently provide A&E, inpatient, outpatient and day-case facilities with 24hr blood science provision.  The Trust also provides community and outreach services.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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