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Senior Clinical Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester Royal Infirmary
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
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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 750,000 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

Applications are invited for this key post within the Clinical Biochemistry department.  You should have completed or be undertaking a formal post graduate training programme approved as appropriate for registration and have obtained or be on track to obtain HCPC registration on completion of the training programme or be eligible to obtain HCPC registration via the equivalence route.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual who is self motivated but has the skills and attributes to work well within a team.  Evidence of interest/experience of research and clinical audit is essential, as is knowledge of laboratory information systems and general aptitude and interest in information technology.  The post is rotational and the post holder will share roles and responsibilities with two other rotating Band 7 Clinical Scientists.  Key areas of responsibility (over an approximate 2 year rotational period) will include quality control and assessment, gastroenterology and nutrition (including trace metal service), specialist endocrinology, core paediatric biochemistry and newborn screening.

The department supports both adult and paediatric services across six hospitals (including the relocated Royal Manchester Childre's Hospital) which together comprise Manchester University Foundation Trust.  The laboratories moved in June 2009 to new purpose built accommodation and are well equipped with Roche Cobas 8000 and 6000 analysers for core chemistries plus IDS iSYS and Wallac AutoDelfia for more specialist endocrinology.  Other major equipment includes several HPLC systems (with UV and electrochemical detection), Tandem LC-MS and ICP-MS.  There is an established and committed POCT team who manage an extensive service across the hospital sites.  The department also includes the regional newborn screening service which screens 60,000 babies per annum for congenital hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease.

The clinical focus of your role will be working with the paediatric clinical teams - there are established close working relationships with paediatric endocrinology and gastroenterology and the department is committed to expanding and developing other clinical links.  Clinical liaison and advisory duties will be performed under supervision of an experienced practitioner until the post holder is state registered.

There are numerous opportunities for research and development with plans for expansion and development of several key services. The department is committed to training with key consultants with regional and national training roles in both adult and paediatric biochemistry. Regular departmental seminars are held and there are teaching and mentoring opportunities both within the department and via links with the University of Manchester.

Appointment would be at Band 6 until HCPC registration is obtained.  STP trainees in the second year of training are encouraged to apply and the department will support completion of all academic and clinical aspects of the training programme.


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Applicant requirements

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

0161 276 6198