Healthcare Scientist - Biomedical Scientist

  • Department Blood Sciences/Pathology
  • Salary £24,907.00 – £30,615 per annum
  • Closing Date 16/06/2021
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SBS-360
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time

Job overview

The Haematology and Blood Transfusion sections of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital 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. 

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. 

Main duties of the job

Assist in the provision of a diagnostic service.  Perform competently a range of laboratory techniques and procedures in one or more section(s) of the Blood Science Department either singly, or as part of a team, that equate to the training and level of responsibility of a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered BMS.

Supervise support workers, students and other untrained or unqualified staff in the performance of tests according to standard operating procedures. Work flexibly, as part of a team to support the delivery of a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week service.  Commence a period of specialism training, culminating in the award of an IBMS Specialist Diploma.

Working for our organisation

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.

Further details/informal visits contact:

Name: Eve Wilson

Title: Deputy Head BMS


Tel: 01743 261000 ext: 3547

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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