Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, Kent
(AfC Band 6); £3,000 relocation expenses; £4,483 pro-rata shift allowance*
03 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Situated in one of the most attractive parts of England, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells (MTW) has two hospitals, one in Pembury (on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells) and one in Maidstone; both have good road and rail connections to London and the South-East Coast. We pride ourselves in providing quality-driven patient-focused healthcare and we do this by investing in our staff and technology to provide an exemplar service. There are exciting opportunities within the Haematology & Clinical Biochemistry departments at both Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells for Specialist Biomedical Scientists. The Blood Sciences department is based on both sites and offers a broad range of experiences via internal rotation throughout all sections cross-site. The successful applicants will be required to work at either one or both sites, as demanded by service needs. The department has full training status with the IBMS, is MHRA, CQC accredited and has been recommended for ISO 15189 accreditation. You can develop your skills and knowledge further with support available for IBMS expert practice / Higher specialist diploma and other post-graduate qualifications including MSc.

The departments are well equipped with Sysmex (haematology), Werfen (coagulation), Beckman Coulter (flow cytometry), IBG Echo (Blood Transfusion), Roche (chemistry + immunoassay), Sebia (electrophoresis), Dynex Technologies DS2 (ELISA), Menarini (HPLC) and Primus (HPLC) analysers. *On attaining appropriate competencies, the successful applicant will be expected to fully participate in the Out of Hours sessions, which will include some weekends, early, evening and overnight duties and will then receive the shift allowance in addition to normal AfC unsocial hours payments.

You are: Suitably experienced, highly motivated HCPC registered BMS, who understands the requirements of a quality-driven service, is able to work under pressure, work flexibly using your own initiative and possess excellent communication skills. You are prepared to take on more responsibility, extend your skills and be instrumental in moving the department into the future. Like us, you will be committed to training, research, and clinical excellence.

A selection of our current openings are below. To view the job details and full application pack visit www.jobs.nhs.uk and search under the Job reference number.

Haematology & Blood Transfusion: Specialist BMS Ref: 359-DP4767

Clinical Biochemistry: Specialist BMS Ref: 359-DP3802

If you would like to arrange for a visit, or want to understand about these posts, please contact either Ms Jenny Ireland, Clinical Biochemistry, Acting Laboratory Manager on 01622 224458 or at j.ireland@nhs.net, Ms Ketkee Kothadia, Chief BMS, Haematology on 01892 635712 or at ketkee.kothadia@nhs.net or Mr Robert Reilly, Chief BMS, Blood Transfusion, on 01892 635947 or at rreilly@nhs.net