Healthcare Scientist - Specialist Biomedical Scientist - INTERNAL

  • Department Biomedical Scientist Cellular Pathology
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/10/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-BSM-567
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time: 22.5 hours per week

**This vacancy is for internal candidates only**

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists to join our busy and friendly UKAS Accredited Cellular Pathology team.  The post is based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Last year Cellular Pathology received around 35,000 histopathology and non-gynaecological cytology requests.  

The successful applicant will be a conscientious, enthusiastic individual with a scientific background that is capable of careful and accurate work and must hold a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences and the IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Cellular Pathology.  

If appointed you will rotate through all areas of routine histology; specimen transfer, embedding, microtomy (including frozen section) and special stains. As a Specialist BMS you will have the ability to deputise for senior staff, if required, in the routine laboratory and immunohistochemistry. You will have the opportunity to take part in BMS dissection, following training, and be encouraged and supported to complete the IBMS Diploma of Expert Practice in histological dissection.   In addition, you will work alongside colleagues to support other activities required by our governing bodies such as HTA and UKAS.

We support participation in Continuous Professional Development and opportunities for further study are supported. The department has IBMS approval for post registration training and the successful candidate will be encouraged to complete the IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Cellular Pathology.

This is an exciting time to join our Cellular Pathology department, we have two candidates starting training in Histopathology reporting, and will soon be installing a new tracking system and slide scanner as part of the Digitalisation of Pathology project.

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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