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Biomedical Scientist (Biochemistry)

Employer
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Location
Isle of Wight
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Sector
Haematology, Biochemistry
Job Function
Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are recruiting for a Biomedical Scientist who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients and staff receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

An opportunity has arisen for full time Band 5 or band 6 BMS to join the team within Blood Sciences at St. Marys Hospital on the Isle of Wight.

The ideal candidate will hold the Specialist Portfolio in Clinical Biochemistry, however candidates with significant experience in these areas are welcome to apply. Banding is also dependant upon qualifications, but we will support the Specialist Portfolio for candidates.

We are looking to appoint a HCPC registered BMS who can contribute to the Service we provide to the residents of the Isle of Wight and its visitors.

There is a 24/7 service in place and the successful candidate will be required to participate in the system once competent.

Main duties of the job  

Blood Sciences comprises Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood transfusion Laboratories. The department has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is fully computerised. Chemical Pathology is equipped with Beckman Coulter DxI800 and AU5812 analysers having just completed an equipment refresh. There is also a small manual section to provide other tests, which includes Tosoh and Roche analysers.

The Blood Sciences Laboratory currently holds UKAS accreditation. The Department holds IBMS training status and offers Specialist Portfolio and apprenticeships.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

For enquiries and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Peter Stockman, HOS or Emily White, TLM on 01983 822099 ext 3575 or via email peter.stockman1@nhs.net or Emily.White1@nhs.net

About us  

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trusts beach hut in Ryde. We offer flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description Job responsibilities  

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. There is a job description for both bandings for this role. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification Qualifications and role specific knowledge Essential

  • BSc in Biomedical Science Evidence of active participation in CPD Experience in a UK Pathology Laboratory

Desirable

  • Specialist Diploma in relevant specialist area

Prefessional Registration Essential

  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist

Experience Essential

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge experience in Chemical Pathology or Haematology and Blood Transfusion Evidence of continued professional development Evidence of formal NHS training commensurate with the post (e.g. interview/appraisal training, equipment training courses, IT training etc.) Blood Sciences experience in a UK Pathology Laboratory

Desirable

  • Experience in Chemical Pathology

Physical Skills Essential

  • Good IT skills (including Excel Word & Powerpoint), good technical skills in automated and manual techniques Good organisational skills, ability to prioritise work

Aptitudes Essential

  • Quality orientated Able to work under pressure in a team environment or on their own and remain calm

Abilities Essential

  • Understanding of working within NHS policies, professional codes of practice Able to work in an organised and methodical manner Ability to adapt to change

Communication Skills Essential

  • Good communication skills verbal and written

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Address St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport

PO30 5TG

Employer's website https://www.iow.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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