Healthcare Scientist - Biomedical Scientist

  • Department Blood Sciences/Pathology
  • Salary £24,907 - £30,615 per annum/ pro rata
  • Closing Date 14/08/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-BMS-399
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full-time 37.5 hours per week

The Haematology and Blood Transfusion sections of The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust Blood Sciences Department are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.

The successful candidate would join the team delivering a high quality diagnostic service to our patients.  The service is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week service and the post holder would participate in a shift pattern averaging 37.5 hour working week - including days, evenings, nights, weekends and Bank/ Public holidays.

Applications are invited from HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists, with proven post registration experience in Haematology & Blood Transfusion.  Experience of working out of hours would be advantageous. Candidates working towards HCPC registration will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital although staff may be required to work on any of our other sites, as the need arises. 

The Blood Sciences laboratory has UKAS Accreditation throughout the disciplines and the Blood Transfusion department is fully compliant with MHRA standards.  The Haematology department is equipped with a Sysmex XN Track and CS2500 analysers and Blood Transfusion have IH-1000 analysers.  Both departments perform a wide repertoire of tests utilising both automated and manual techniques.  The Department is fully computerised with DXC Telepath.  Continuous professional development is actively encouraged.

Shrewsbury is set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, and is one of England's finest medieval market towns.  The town centre is packed with timber-framed black and white buildings and steep narrow streets and alleyways.  The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks - Shropshire provides a suburb location in which to work and live, there is ample opportunity to participate in outdoor activities including walking and cycling in the surrounding Shropshire countryside. There are also good motorway and rail links to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

We will consider a suitably qualified Trainee BMS for this position.

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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