Healthcare Scientist - Microbiology Biomedical Scientist

  • Salary £27,055.00 – £32,934 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/09/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-MBS-878
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (7 day working pattern)

Job overview

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our Microbiology team.  The successful applicant will be a suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist . You must possess, a relevant professional qualification to degree level or equivalent and previous laboratory experience is essential.

Participation in the weekend, bank holiday, early and late , overnight rotas is compulsory.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.  All duties will be performed to a professional standard as directed by the Health and Care Professions Council and Trust/departmental policies and procedures. You will work across a range of sections including the COVID-19 testing laboratories; you will receive support and development throughout training.

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 Microbiology 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 7 days per week service and on call service.  Commence a period of specialism training, culminating in the award of an IBMS Specialist Diploma.

Working for our organisation

The Trust

Our two hospitals, The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury, provide a wide range of acute hospital services for around half a million people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.  Together the hospitals have over 700 beds and assessment and treatment trolleys across a variety of services.

We employ almost 6,000 staff, and hundreds of staff and students from other organisations also work in our hospitals. Pathology provides pathology 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.

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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