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Senior Biomedical Scientist - Automation Biochemistry

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£33,222-43,041 per annum
24/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving region of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West and wider regions treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. We treat more than a million patients every year and we employ hundreds of world-class staff each committed to being the very best at what we do. As one of the largest Trusts in the North West, recruiting the best talent is really important to us.

The Biochemistry department across MFT is one of the largest Biochemistry departments in the country and we are looking for enthusiastic, aspirational and highly motivated Senior Biomedical Scientist to join our Oxford Campus Biochemistry laboratory.

As a progressive department, we currently provide a significant amount of specialist services to both clinical users and external laboratories and invest in staff development offering support and encouragement in CPD with the opportunity to attend approved seminars and external courses when available.

You will join a team of Biomedical Scientists, Clinical scientists & support staff and be responsible for the day to day running of the Automation section. The post holder will be required to monitor and coordinate the training in the autolab section of the laboratory and assist in co-ordinating and supporting staff that are proceeding through their pre and post registration IBMS portfolios, placement students undertaking their degrees and any other relevant departmental apprenticeships.

Furthermore the post holder will be expected to work alongside the existing Band 7 staff, supervising and organising the technical diagnostic services ensuring quality is maintained in line with ISO 15189. This would also include organisation of the staff, shift rota management, holidays, sickness management and any subsequent HR responsibilities.

You must be HCPC registered and have an MSc, FIBMS or equivalent and demonstrate a high level of knowledge and commitment of working in Biochemistry.

The laboratory is imminently about to go live with one of the largest fully automated Roche tracking systems in the world, incorporating four lines of 702 and 801 analysers and a Roche 8100 pre analytic system with online centrifugation, decapping, aliquotting, sealing and storage.  Furthermore, the department boasts a fully integrated mass spectrometry and specialised assay section with HPLC, electrophoresis and a wide range of manual assays.

You will be required to work primarily on the Oxford Road campus and participate within a rotational shift pattern which will include shifts throughout the departments 24 hours a day / 7 days per week service. Shift patterns will be determined by your line manager and you are required to work your contracted hours as and when necessary to meet the service needs of the department.

The department has full HCPC training status for pre and post registration IBMS portfolios and full ISO 15189 accreditation.


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