Biomedical Scientist

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
3 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020

Job Description

Have you completed your HCPC registration portfolio and looking to really grow professionally?

Are you a Specialist, looking to fine tune your skills and apply them in a District General environment?

Viapath is committed to training and development through the organisation's Scientific Learning and Development fund, allowing you the opportunity to apply for funding towards a variety of qualifications (e.g. MSc, BBTS), and CPD activities.

Locally delivered personal and career development courses are also available through 'The Viapath Way Development Programme'.

We have the tools for you to grow.

We are currently looking to recruit motivated, enthusiastic and experienced AfC-equivalent band 6 Specialist Biomedical Scientists and AfC-equivalent band 5 Biomedical Scientists to join our busy Clinical Biochemistry section in the Blood Sciences department based at Bedford Hospital.

The Clinical Biochemistry laboratory is a dynamic, progressive department providing an expert automated analytical service to Bedford hospital NHS trust. The 24/7 service is delivered using Roche Cobas instrumentation and there will be opportunity to rotate through the specialist areas of the laboratory which includes porphyrins assessment and HbA1c assay by HPLC and protein electrophoresis by gel electrophoresis.

How you will qualify:

For the Band 6 BMS role we are looking for experienced scientists who have achieved their specialist portfolio in a Clinical Biochemistry laboratory. We would also welcome applications from Band 5 staff who are awaiting verification of a specialist portfolio within the next 8-12 weeks.

For staff wishing to apply for the band 5 positions, consideration will be given also to those staff who have recently completed their generic IBMS registration portfolio and have submitted a request to the Institute for external verification at the time of interview.

A bit about us:

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of hospital care services to over Apply people living predominantly in north and mid Bedfordshire and is the vascular hub for Bedfordshire. There are approximately 425 inpatient beds of which 44 are maternity and 10 are critical care, plus 28 day-case beds within the hospital. The hospital provides a full range of district general hospital services

Interviews will be held January 7, 2020

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

Our Bank workers enjoy competitive market rates and flexible contract assignments across all of our sites, dependant on your availability and location.

For our Permanent workforce we offer a competitive benefits package. As well as offering competitive salaries, all employees are also entitled to:
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Performance related pay
  • Annual incentive plan for all
  • Ground breaking development

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Please apply for this post on-line. If you have problems with using the online process, or need any assistance, please email Apply

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Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

Thank you for your interest in Viapath.

Ref: 6VIA2385C

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