Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Biochemistry

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
11 Oct 2019
9 Nov 2019

Job Description

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 Apply 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

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest Biochemistry departments in the country. You must be an enthusiastic, aspirational and highly motivated HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist who has experience within the Biochemistry department and a passion for clinical excellence, quality and a drive for career development. 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.

Wythenshawe Hospital is a major acute university teaching hospital providing services to adults and children, serving a population of approximately Apply. Patients come from outside the Region to access tertiary services such as cardiothoracic surgery, burns, transplant and respiratory medicine.

Suitable candidates will require Biochemistry experience post-registration and also have experience of working out of hours. The role will involve routine processing of analytical samples, but will also include assisting the Senor BMS staff on the section in the training and development of the trainee BMSs and support staff, and involvement in devising and maintaining protocols on the section in line with ISO 15189 such as reagent control, documentation, quality assurance, audit processes and general overall performance.

The laboratory has a brand new a fully automated Roche system incorporating 701 and 602 analysers and a Roche 8100 fully automated tracking system with online decapping, aliquotting, sealing and storage. Furthermore, the department boasts a fully integrated, nationally and internationally renowned mass spectrometry section and large specialised sections for electrophoresis and specific protein assays.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in the single discipline 24/7 shift system

Possession of the IBMS Specialist portfolio or substantial documented experience within the Biochemistry discipline will be required for this Band 6 appointment. However other state registered applicants are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

The department has full HCPC training status for pre and post registration IBMS portfolios and full ISO 15189 and 22870 Point of Care testing accreditation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alexandra Hashmi, Chief Biomedical Scientist Biochemistry.

Wythenshawe Site

Tel No: Apply

email: Apply

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of th

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