Biomedical Scientist - Peterborough

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This Biomedical Scientist post offers an exciting opportunity to further develop your specialist knowledge and skills in Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology. Our laboratory is in a modern, purpose built City hospital that first opened in 2010. The department is staffed by a team of friendly and highly motivated BMS’s and ATO support workers, dealing with approximately one million samples per year. The laboratory has recently undergone an extensive equipment refresh to install new ‘state of the art’ kit including Roche 8100 pre-analytics, 2x c8000 lines, a p701 storage retrieval module, Optilite and QuantaLyser 3000 analysers. The laboratory is furnished with the typical equipment associated with a large DGH Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology department.Once fully trained you will be responsible for participating in all aspects of the service including routine Clinical Biochemistry, Separation Science and Immunology. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in a rota which provides 24/7 cover for the Clinical Biochemistry service.The department has a strong ethos of quality management, with Peterborough City Hospital being the first NHS laboratories to gain single UKAS/ISO15189:2012 accreditation across the whole Pathology department. We are a progressive laboratory where individuals are actively encouraged to have involvement in the continual improvement and development of our service.We are an IBMS accredited training laboratory committed to education, training and clinical excellence. We offer excellent training programmes for IBMS registration and specialist portfolios, where we have successfully supported a large number of individuals through the process. We also have an excellent record of staff successfully completing advanced qualifications, such as the IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma and Certificates of Expert Practice. All staff are actively encouraged to develop themselves and assist in the education of others.The Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology laboratory at Peterborough City Hospital is part of the recently formed North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. Peterborough, the green city of the East of England, offers a thriving city with a rich history and very affordable living. Peterborough also boasts excellent transport links. There are regular trains to London and we are in close proximity to the A1, A47 and A14 for easy commuting into/out of the city, as well as easy access to Cambridge, and the rest of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.You should be an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist and have completed an IBMS Specialist Portfolio in a relevant discipline for a Band 6 position. You will also need to be enthusiastic, highly motivated, computer literate and familiar with working to ISO15189:2012 standards. Those working towards completion of an appropriate IBMS Specialist Portfolio (please state in application) are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are in the process of working towards HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist, and have a minimum of 1 years experience in a routine Clinical Biochemistry/Immunology laboratory, you may also be considered (please state in application). Those who have not completed an IBMS Specialist Portfolio will be expected to successfully pass the qualification within 3 years of starting employment (or on a pro-rata basis if already underway).***Please note that on this occasion we are not able to support Skype interviews for this recruitment process and all interviews will need to be attended on site.******Previous applicants who may of applied in the last 3 months need not apply ***For further details / informal visits Matthew Smith Job titleI mmunology Manager and Pathology Training Lead Email address Telephone number

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