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Advanced Biomedical Scientists

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Agenda for change pay band 7
Closing date
20 Oct 2021
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Agenda for change pay band 7

Cellular Pathology, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and highly motivated Advanced Biomedical Scientists to work within Cellular Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. We have 2 full time vacancies, but will consider part time hours also.

The department provides Histopathology, Cytopathology and Mortuary services housed within a purpose-built facility in a prime city-centre location. The laboratory is one of the largest services in the country and handles around 80,000 requests per annum. We receive a broad range of specimens from within the Trust, General Practitioners and as a specialist referral centre handle cases regionally, nationally and from overseas. We work closely with genomics services, accommodating the increasing complexity of integrated pathology and molecular diagnostics.

The laboratory is divided into a number of sections encompassing Specimen Reception, Slide Production, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Muscle & Nerve, Electron Microscopy, Neuropathology, Non-gynae Cytology, Mohs and research facility ‘NovoPath’. There is a workforce of 130 laboratory technical and support staff, 45 Consultants, Consultant BMS and over 20 trainees who work within specialist reporting teams. We have established Advanced Practitioner roles undertaking specimen dissection with some undertaking RCPath reporting qualifications for BMSs. Training opportunities are available across all staff grades and continue to develop in accordance with the professional vision of enhanced roles for Biomedical Scientists who thrive on providing a high quality service in a well-equipped and modern working environment.

We are looking for dynamic Advanced Biomedical Scientists to support our expanding service needs and welcome applicants with experience from all areas of Cellular Pathology. Applicants must be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of Cellular Pathology, technical skills and leadership to support staff training, quality and development.

It is an essential requirement that all candidates for this post are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and hold the MSc in Biomedical Sciences or an equivalent qualification e.g. HSD / or equivalent level of knowledge. Previous knowledge working as a specialist BMS or above within Cellular Pathology is also essential. Enquiries are welcomed.

Full & Part Time Hours Available

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Leigh Nicholson

0191 2829120

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