Chief Biomedical Scientist NBS

Band 8a

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Band 8a
18.5 hours per week
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£40,428 - £48,514 per annum (pro rata)
02/10/2017 23:59

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals.   Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester. 

Applications are invited for this key post from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists with experience of working in a Clinical Biochemistry laboratory.

The new appointee will undertake the role as a job share with the existing post holder and will work closely with the Principal Clinical Scientist to maintain and manage existing services and to develop and introduce new services. The laboratory which provides one of the largest newborn screening services in the UK is responsible for screening 60,000 babies per annum for Congenital Hypothyroidism, sickle cell and cystic fibrosis. The laboratory is well equipped and is in the process of procuring a brand new screening information system, two Genetic Screening Processors (GSPs) and tandem LC-MS systems. The laboratory also provides paediatric and specialist endocrinology services for CMFT and other Trusts within the North West and works closely with the clinical paediatric endocrine team. There are also close working relationships with the Willink Laboratory who provide the screening service for PKU and MCADD.

The successful candidate will share with the existing post holder day to day responsibility for analytical equipment and information systems and line management responsibility for a small team of biomedical scientists and support workers. Evaluation of new technologies, method and service development are key components of this post. Previous experience of directing and training staff is essential. You must possess a relevant MSc (or equivalent) and good communication, organization and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in newborn screening and/or paediatric endocrinology is not required as full training in these areas will be provided. Experience of general Clinical Biochemistry and a willingness to learn are essential.

This is a job share post working 18.5 hours per week.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mrs Lesley Tetlow, Consultant Biochemist and Director of Newborn Screening on 0161 701 5167

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744