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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
18/12/2018 23:59

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

Are you registered with the HCPC with qualifications acceptable to the Institute of Biomedical Sciences? If so then this is an ideal opportunity to join our team as a Band 6 Biomedical Scientist within Biochemistry.

We are a UKAS accredited department serving Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and you will be based on the Oxford Road site. We provide a comprehensive range of Biochemistry services across our laboratory sites, including and a wide range of specialist biochemistry testing. The department is well equipped with Roche modular systems and a wide range of mass spectrometers for our specialist work.
You must be in possesion of an IBMS specialist diploma in Clinical Biochemistry or equivalent.

Candidates working towards their specialist diploma may be considered for appointment at band 5 initially.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction and training programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

The department requires staff to work shifts that ensure that the continual service needs of the department can be met. To achieve this, you will be required to work within a rotational shift pattern which will include shifts throughout the departments 24 hours a day / 7 days per week service. Shift patterns will be determined by your line manager and you are required to work your contracted hours as and when necessary to meet the service needs of the department.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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