Healthcare Scientist - Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist

  • Department Biochemistry
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/06/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SBS-336
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment: 12 months
  • Hours Part time - 15 hours per week

**This is a  15 hours a week, 12 month secondment opportunity**

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced and capable Specialist  Biomedical Scientist, with an  interest in career progression.

The successful applicant will be a suitably qualified and experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist who may hold or be working towards an IBMS specialist qualification and or MSc.

This is an internal secondment opportunity for 12months to support the Biochemistry Section  at Princess Royal Hospital. 

The role involves management  and deployment of  staff within the Blood Sciences laboratory.   You will lead the Biochemistry  section  and will ensure that all aspects of the technical performance of that area are of the highest standard.  

A Roche equipment refresh will be undertaken during this period. 

The department is an approved IBMS/HCPC training laboratory and continuous professional development is actively encouraged.


Main duties of the job


Assist the Head BMS and other senior grade staff in the management of the department’s sections. To manage and deploy staff within a section(s) of work assigned to you. To be familiar with the local application of all relevant Trust policies, e.g. health and safety, HR (personnel), and ensure that these policies are adhered to by yourself and the staff in your section. You may be required to deputise for the Deputy Head BMS in their absence and take direct responsibility for the department. You will provide cover for other senior specialist within your department. You will perform a range of senior specialist activities and provide highly specialist advice to clinicians and other service users. 


Working for our organisation


This post is based at The Princess Royal Hospital, although candidates may be required to work across sites. 

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. Pathology 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 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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