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Point of Care Testing - Biochemistry
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Oxford Road Site
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
11/10/2021 23:59

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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Point of Care Testing

Band 6

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven 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.

Whatever you need to be your best, you’ll find it all here with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). Bringing together hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we’re pooling our resources, state-of-the-art facilities and specialist services to deliver even better patient care. With a diverse pathology and an extensive ground-breaking research portfolio, we’re also the providers of one of the UK’s largest laboratory services.

Point of Care Testing resides within the Directorate Department of Biochemistry, under the Division of Laboratory Medicine and we are looking for an enthusiastic, aspirational and highly motivated Specialist Biomedical Scientists to join our POCT team. We have opportunity at  our Oxford Road Campus and along with Wythenshawe and Trafford sites form one of the largest NHS Biochemistry Laboratories in the country.

Wythenshawe site became the second laboratory in the country to achieve UKAS accreditation to POCT 22870 in September 2018 and following a resource expansion, we are looking for candidates with knowledge in POCT and an interest in quality to assist in building on our excellence and sustain and expand our accreditation across all MFT sites going forward.

The successful candidates will support the delivery and development of both new and existing POCT services across MFT ensuring that the service is safe, cost effective and complies with current POCT UKAS standards. You will join the Lead POCT Coordinator, a team of Senior and Specialist Biomedical Scientists and support staff to assist in the day to day running of POCT across the Trust. You will also be the expected to liaise with clinicians, ward managers, ward educators, link nurses and the learning and development teams to manage and monitor the POCT devices and ensure that staff training and competency are maintained in accordance with UKAS and Trust policies.

Posts will be based at the individual sites, however you will be expected to attend the other sites for meetings and service requirements.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carol Chadwick
Job title
Lead BMS Point of Care testing
Email address
Telephone number
0161 706 4891
Additional information

Samantha Ekin

Deputy Directorate Manager Biochemistry and POCT

0161 701 1205






If you have problems applying, contact

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Parkway Business Centre
MFT Recruitment Office
M14 7LU
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