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Senior Biomedical Scientist Haematology

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
£31,696 to £41,787 per annum
28/02/2018 23:59

We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.  Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city.

In under a year we will be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: Recruitment Info 



Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL) is the largest provider of pathology services in the Northwest, jointly owned by Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Our vision is to pioneer new technologies and ways of working that better inform decisions about a person’s health, by providing greater accessibility to clinical diagnostic services. We employ over 550 staff across four locations, 24 hours a day and process in excess of 15 million tests each year.

Our mission is to be world leaders in research and innovation and we continually improve services for patients by investing in new insight and techniques.

The work we do is clinically led and cutting edge, making us a regional reference centre for many specialist investigations. As part of LCL you’ll be encouraged to share your skills, whatever your area of expertise, to help drive the organisation to success.

We’re looking for people who see opportunities, explore the potential and recognise that behind every sample is a real person. If you’re someone who inspires those around you and is a true ‘team player’, we want to hear from you. We offer excellent training and development opportunities for all disciplines and a chance to be part of our new state of the art laboratory, due to open summer 2018. Whether you live in Liverpool already or are considering a move, there’s never been a better time to joins us at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced suitably qualified HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join our dynamic workforce as a Senior BMS within the Haematology Laboratory of Blood Sciences at the Royal Liverpool Hospital site of Liverpool Clinical Laboratories. This is a very busy department dedicated to providing the highest quality patient centred service. The department operates 24 hours, is well equipped with modern automation and processes in excess of 470000 samples per annum.

The post holder’s role includes contributing to the laboratory as an experienced Specialist Biomedical Scientist in the provision of a high quality cost effective clinical and laboratory service and the development of the service in line with Departmental objectives. The successful candidate will have a proven track record and detailed knowledge of theoretical and practical Haematology procedures, together with experience in the supervision and management of staff.

They will take part in training and competency assessment of both scientific and clinical staff, perform staff appraisals and assist the Laboratory Manager in data collection, stock management and quality management duties. They will take a lead in the day to day organisation of the laboratory, prioritise work and manage a challenging workload. They should be able to work on their own initiative, demonstrating good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills. They will write, review and implement standard operating procedures, maintain quality assurance standards and train all grades of staff and will be directly involved in service development and modernisation. They will have HR responsibilities appropriate to their role and will be directly involved with appropriate responsibilities for achieving and maintaining laboratory standards such as UKAS ISO: 15189:2012. 
The post holder will work mainly core hours, with participation on the Band 7 out of hours rota.

The department is fully CPA accredited and awaiting UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accreditation. It is also accredited by the HCPC/IBMS as a training laboratory for both Certificate of Competency and the Specialist Portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a very busy department dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care.

Please note; if you do not clearly meet the person specification for this role then you will not be shortlisted.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jennifer Lloyd
0151 706 4333

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jennifer Lloyd
0151 706 4333

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