Senior BMS within Microbiology

Recruiter
South Tees Hospitals N
Location
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
13 Jul 2021
Closes
22 Jul 2021
Ref
328-CD-3300957
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and well-motivated Senior Biomedical Scientist to join our busy and friendly department.

Based at The James Cook University Hospital, the laboratory provides a wide range of investigations to support the clinical activity within a busy Trust and surrounding GP population. The Microbiology Laboratory is modern, well equipped and fully computerised offering a wide range of manual, automated and semi-automated tests for Bacteriology and Molecular diagnostics. The Microbiology department operates a 24/7 service, where participation in out of hours working will be required, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Applicants must be HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists with a Master's Degree (or equivalent) or working towards one and have proven technical experience within an NHS Microbiology department and hold a specialist registration portfolio in either bacteriology or virology. The successful candidate will work closely with departmental colleagues, Consultant Microbiologists, Quality Management, Lead BMS's, and Senior Staff to provide professional leadership, development, quality, control and maintenance of an efficient, effective and timely microbiology service to local hospitals and GP practises.

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Elaine Watson Job title Lead BMS

Email address: elaine.watson4@nhs.net Telephone number 01642 282606

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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