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Job summary

Main area
Neuropathology, Specialist Laboratory, Cellular Pathology Department
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week (Full Time - 37.5 hrs per week)
Job ref
164-2966269
Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Queens Medical Centre
Town
Nottingham
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
24/06/2021 23:59

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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Job overview

We are pleased to be offering the opportunity for a committed, full-time, AfC Band 6, Specialist Biomedical Scientist to support the Neuropathology service in Nottingham. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated and friendly team who aspire to provide the best possible service to patients across the region as part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology.

 

Main duties of the job

This large, busy department provides a full diagnostic Cellular Pathology service to hospitals across Nottingham, including BMS dissection, frozen section production, paraffin wax processing, special staining, diagnostic cytology, renal and Mohs services, immunohistochemistry, paediatric/perinatal pathology, enzyme histochemistry, molecular diagnostics and translational research.

Working for our organisation

The department is approved for training by the IBMS/ HCPC and holds UKAS ISO:15189 accreditation.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. and some weekend working may be necessary. You will be required to work in the Histopathology laboratories on both QMC and City Hospital NUH campuses.

Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

Martin Holland - Team Leader & Advanced Biomedical Scientist

martin.holland@nuh.nhs.uk

0115 924 9924 Ext 66515

 

Denise Watson Taylor - Specialist Biomedical Scientist

denise.watson2@nuh.nhs.uk

0115 924 9924 Ext 66317

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be registered with the HCPC and it is preferable that applicants have completed the IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent in Histopathology, although some consideration may be given to applicants who are part way through / close to completion of their Specialist Portfolio. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to continuing education and training.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience and competency of routine cellular pathology techniques, and have experience of the specialist techniques associated with dissection, renal, muscle and frozen section services and enzyme histochemistry service delivery. This is a great role for individuals looking to make their first step into a leadership role and you will bring with you excellent communication and facilitation skills to ensure the smooth running of our laboratories on a day to day basis.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • State Registered with HCPC
  • Holds or is working towards an IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Cellular Pathology or equivalent
  • Biomedical Science Degree
Desirable criteria
  • Active participation in CPD and personal development

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate competency in appropriate Cellular Pathology laboratory techniques.
  • Diagnostic laboratory experience of at least 2 years minimum post State Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrates knowledge of advanced techniques, instrumentation and method development
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Carol Rogers
Job title
Deputy Service Manager
Email address
carol.rogers2@nuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0115 9709076
Additional information

Martin Holland - Team Leader & Advanced Biomedical Scientist

martin.holland@nuh.nhs.uk

0115 924 9924 Ext 66515

 

Denise Watson Taylor - Specialist Biomedical Scientist

denise.watson2@nuh.nhs.uk

0115 924 9924 Ext 66317

 

 

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