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Lead Biomedical Scientist Biochemistry

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 Hour per week
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Wythenshawe Site
£42,414 – £49,969 pa
30/09/2018 23:59

Lead Biomedical Scientist

Clinical Biochemistry Wythenshawe Site

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Band 8a

Salary £42,414 – £49,969

Permanent - Full time 37.5 hours per week

The merger of University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM Wythenshawe) and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) on the 1st October 2017 now known as Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is the largest organisation across the NHS.

One outcome of these changes has led to the progressive Biochemistry department, based at the Wythenshawe site, to seek a motivated and innovative lead manager with a passion for quality, innovation and clinical excellence, to work within our friendly laboratory team.

Wythenshawe Hospital is a major acute university teaching hospital providing services to adults and children, serving a population of approximately 600,000. Patients come from outside the region to access tertiary services such as cardiothoracic surgery, burns, transplant, respiratory medicine and adult cystic fibrosis.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Biochemistry Manager for MFT to deliver and maintain an efficient and effective service across the laboratory, sample reception, and aspects of point of care testing, to best meet the requirements of our users.

The laboratory is currently implementing a brand new fully automated Roche system incorporating 702 and 801 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 providing specialist services to both clinical users and external laboratories and a further section for electrophoresis, ELISA assays and renal calculi.

The department has full HCPC training status for registration, specialist and higher specialist IBMS portfolios, full UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation status and has been recommended for POCT UKAS ISO 22870.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Miller, Laboratory Manager Biochemistry. Tel No: 0161 291 4783


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