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Healthcare Scientist - INTERNAL VACANCY: Associate Practitioner of Biomedical Science

  • Department 223-PBS-126
  • Salary £21,089.00 – £23,761 per annum
  • Closing Date 01/04/2020
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-PBS-126
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Contact Tammy Davies - Deputy Head BMS
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 261000 ext. 3561/ 4701

An exciting opportunity for an Associate Practitioner has arisen within the Biochemistry Department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  

We are looking for a highly motivated enthusiastic individual, with experience of the automated systems used in Biochemistry Laboratories.   You must be able to prioritise and work on your own initiative with minimal supervision and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure.

As an Associate Practitioner you will assist in the provision of a diagnostic service and will support the Biomedical Scientists in preparation, operation, monitoring and maintenance of complex laboratory equipment.  You will also be expected to participate in the provision of an out of hours cover if required . 

Candidates should hold either a Foundation degree in Health Sciences, a HNC/ HND in an Applied Biological Science or an Equivalent qualification (or higher), in a relevant science based subject. 

Previous experience in an NHS clinical laboratory or in analytical techniques is essential.

The post is based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, although candidates may be required to cover across sites.

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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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