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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology

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Specialist Biomedical Scientist
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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RLBUHT - General Staffing
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
£26,565 to £35,577 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.

Applications are invited for an experienced, suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join a dynamic workforce in the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Blood Sciences at the Royal Liverpool Hospital site of Liverpool Clinical Laboratories. This busy department operates 24 hours, is well equipped with modern automation and processes in excess of 470000 samples per annum. The post holder will be expected to participate in the out of hours shift pattern supporting the provision of a 24 hour analytical service, working under Agenda for Change terms and conditions. Main duties will ensure the operational functionality of the laboratory areas. This will include calibrating, maintaining and operating complex analytical equipment and regularly reviewing internal quality control and external quality assurance data trends, taking action as appropriate. You will be responsible for the validation of analytical data prior to result reporting. You will be responsible for the selection and provision of suitable blood and blood products to patients requiring transfusion. You will have experience of LIMS, other IT systems and you will have experience of Quality Management Systems. You should be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills; you will be expected to train all other appropriate grades of staff and support the Senior Biomedical Scientists responsible for the day to day organisation of the laboratory. You will be expected to maintain the required professional standards and an up to date knowledge of Haematology and Transfusion Sciences and current working practices. Working as part of the team you will contribute to the provision and further development of a high quality diagnostic service.

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.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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