Healthcare Scientist - Senior Clinical Scientist

  • Job Type Clinical Biochemistry
  • Salary £31,696 - £41,767 per annum
  • Closing Date 13/06/2018
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SCS-227
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 37.5 hours

Come and work in the town which the Sunday Times voted as one of the best places to live! We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Clinical Scientist to join the Blood Sciences Department to assist in the provision and development of the Clinical Biochemistry service. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the clinical authorisation and interpretation of a wide range of results produced by the department and will contribute to quality management, service improvement, teaching and training within the department.

 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital care for more than 500,000 people from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and operates two acute sites. The department also provides 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 Biochemistry Department has an annual workload of 6.5 million reported tests and has three laboratory sites. It has recently re-equipped with Roche Cobas automated systems. There is a well-equipped specialist section covering electrophoresis, coeliac screening, and specialist protein and immunoassays. The department has full accreditation and is an approved IBMS/HCPC training laboratory.

Applicants should be HCPC registered or be a pre-registrant in the final year of an STP training program.

Registrant candidates should have experience of working in laboratory medicine, hold an MSc or equivalent in Clinical Biochemistry and have experience of analytical and clinical validation of results. Pre-registrant candidates should be in the final year of STP training. The applicant will be supported through registration and FRCPath examinations. 

The post is full time, 37.5 hours per week, however, those wishing to work part-time will be considered. The Department currently operates a late shift from 5.30 - 9 pm which is supported by a clinical scientist on a rota basis. Depending upon experience, participation in the Clinical Scientist out-of-hours support roster will be a requirement. The successful candidate will be expected to work across all sites, as the service requires

Start date is negotiable in order to allow for completion of STP training.

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