HCPC Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Location Cornwall
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: £Up to £17.28 per hour
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: CRN0001_1617270139
Published: 17 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Cornwall-based Specialist Biomedical Scientists (HCPC registered) who will work as a key member of the department team, which is responsible for the effective operational and strategic direction of Pathology Services.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

  • The post-holder will assist the management team delivering a quality and responsive clinical and technical service for the Trust and associated stakeholders and partners, providing professional leadership and line management for the staff
  • In conjunction with the senior staff, the post-holder will assist in identifying service pressures and devising action plans or business cases / plans as appropriate
  • The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the department meets quality targets such as turn-around times and consistency of test results
  • Supervise staff, organise and prioritise workload to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Ensure lower grades of scientific and scientific support staff comply with Health and Safety protocols as set out in relevant documentation and that laboratory and surrounding area also comply with Health and Safety.
  • Assist in the production of all Standard Operating Procedures for laboratory
  • Engage with the QMS and instil a quality culture in the laboratory
  • Engage in the implementation and development of laboratory systems.
  • Engage with the departmental competency programme.
  • Ensure that goods are ordered and monitored in a timely fashion.
  • Perform appraisals.

Your experience:

  • Successful candidates need to have:
  • BMS Degree or equivalent.
  • Registered with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist.
  • Specialist portfolio or equivalent.
  • Relevant laboratory experience.
  • Able to perform complex laboratory tasks and assays.
  • Able to understand and deal with abnormal results.
  • Able to deal with IQC and EQA.
  • Good interpretive skills.

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with an uplift applied for night working), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.