Biomedical Scientist (Band 6)/ Biomedical Scientist (Band 5)

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Competitive salary
24 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We're a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It's an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children's services.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Biomedical Scientist (Band 6)/ Biomedical Scientist (Band 5). Microbiology Department, Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Band 5 (£24,907 - £30,615) p.a/pro rata

Band 6 (£31,365 - £37,890) p.a/pro rata

Applications are invited from proactive, motivated, enthusiastic and experienced, HCPC Registered Specialist Biomedical Scientists to join the Microbiology Department, working in Bacteriology or Virology, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The successful candidate would be expected to hold HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist and have experience in microbiology or Virology

The post holders would be working 37.5 hours/week and be prepared to work out of hours as operationally required. Participation in the discipline specific on-call service will be required once competency has been achieved. Rostered Late shifts (12:00 - 20:00, 2 per 4 week period), Saturdays (1 in 4) and Sunday mornings, (1 in 8) and Bank Holiday rota as required.

The Department provides Microbiology services (including Virology) to a population of 580,000 within Worcestershire.

The Microbiology Department receives approximately 690,000 specimens per year. The department currently uses the Clinsys Winpath computer LIMS system and iPassport QMS.

This is a modern well equipped laboratory, with a range of automation including the Biomerieux MALDI-TOF, Vitek, and Virtuo Blood culture analysers, the Sedimax Urine analyser, Mast Urisystem, the DS2, VIDAS 3, COBAS 4800, Magnapure96, Chemagic360, NeumoDx and Cepheid GeneXpert system.

The Department has UKAS accreditation. It is approved by the IBMS as a training laboratory. The Department has a proven track record in training and is committed to further education and personal development of staff through CPD and post-registration training.

previous applicants need to to apply

For further information or to arrange an informal visit to the laboratory contact Mr Peter Jackson, Laboratory Manager on 01905 760192

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  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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