Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Band 6

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37.5 hours per week
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Queen's Hospital Burton
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
27/06/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services is based on the hospital sites at Coventry (University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire), Nuneaton (George Eliot Hospital), Warwick (South Warwickshire Hospital) and Burton (Queen’s Hospital). The network offers an excellent opportunity to those seeking employment in a modern, innovative and high-profile organisation.

The Microbiology laboratory at Queen’s Hospital Burton is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced state registered Specialist BMS to join our technical team. The laboratory performs 90,000 tests per year and comprises a small team of 7 Biomedical Scientists and 8 support grade staff.

Specialist Biomedical Scientists are expected to have significant experience and hold the IBMS specialist portfolio.

The post is 37.5 hours per week and staff are expected to work shifts over 24 hours, 7 days a week. Currently the department operates an out of hours on- call system that the successful candidate will be expected to participate in.

Non HCPC registered staff need not apply- this is not a trainee BMS post.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.


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If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

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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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Nicola Jones

Microbiology Section Manager

Queen's Hospital Burton

Tel: 01283 511511 ext. 4023

email: nicola.jones@burtonft.nhs.uk

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