Healthcare Scientist - Biomedical Scientist

  • Job Type Biochemistry
  • Salary £22,128-£28,746 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/05/2018
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SBS-222
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

The Biochemistry Department are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist, to assist with the provision of a diagnostic service and support the delivery of a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week service as part of an average 37.5 hour working week - including evenings, nights, weekends and Bank/Public holidays. 
Applications are invited from HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists, with at least 12 months post registration experience in Clinical Biochemistry. Cross-disciplinary skills within Blood Science and experience of working out of hours would be advantageous. Candidates working towards HCPC registration may also be considered.

The successful candidate(s) will be based in the Biochemistry Department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Candidates will be expected to rotate through all sections of the department and may be required to work on any of our other sites, as the need arises. The successful candidate will be required to commit to completion of their IBMS Specialist portfolio and associated training. 

The Biochemistry department is equipped with a Roche Cobas 8000 Tracked System including pre and post analytical modules within the automation section which forms the core of the 24/7 operating system. There is also a well equipped manual section for protein analysis and more specialist testing. The department has full accreditation and is an approved IBMS/HCPC training laboratory. Continuous professional development is actively encouraged.

Shrewsbury is set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, and is one of England's finest medieval market towns. The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks. Shropshire provides a suburb location in which to work and live. There is ample opportunity to participate in outdoor activities including walking and cycling in the surrounding Shropshire countryside. There are also good motorway and rail links to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

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