Healthcare Scientist - Senior Biomedical Scientist - Cellular Pathology

  • Department Cellular Pathology Department
  • Salary £41,659.00 – £47,672 per annum
  • Closing Date 14/02/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SBS-336-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Cellular Pathology Senior Management team. This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior BMS to join our department during an ambitious programme of developing advanced roles for biomedical scientists, with a special interest in digital transformation and service redesign.

Experience of line management and team leadership are required for this role as you will be expected to actively manage and develop staff in your section and to liaise with the Operational Manager, Lead BMS and other Expert BMSs to deliver a high quality, efficient and unified Cellular Pathology laboratory service. You must have considerable technical experience and knowledge of Cellular Pathology, ideally with postgraduate qualifications. Experience with Quality Management, UKAS and HTA requirements is essential.

Our strategic plan includes the development advanced roles for biomedical scientists; we have three members of the team enrolled on the BMS Reporting Programme.  Previous supervisory and training experience is therefore essential. You should be able to work accurately and efficiently demonstrating good organisational skills. 

Main duties of the job

Familiarisation, understanding and experience of UKAS standards is essential; Health & Safety requirements; NEQAS, audit and training/education experience is also required. Familiarisation of LIMS implementation is desirable.

Experience of utilising lean methodologies to drive change and improve service is desirable. Candidates should be proactive, self-motivated, and enthusiastic. Excellent communication, organisation and leadership skills are essential.

  • Supervise, train and develop laboratory staff.
  • Participate in other sections of the Cellular Pathology service when required.
  • Work with team leaders to develop staff to meet team objectives.
  • Delegated responsibility for the day to day management of the laboratory functions in an effective and efficient way ensuring the area works within the Standard Operating Procedures laid down by senior management.

Working for our organisation

The next few years will be an extremely exciting time for Cellular Pathology and BMS roles. The department supports BMS reporting and the Diploma of Expert Practice. You must be a role model and demonstrate the ability to inspire other members of the team during  challenging times. 

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

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.

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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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