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Specialist Biomedical Scientist – Biochemistry Healthcare Scientists

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Location: Royal Lancaster Infirmary
  • Organisation: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Salary: £28,050 to £36,644 per annum + unsocial hours enhancements + recruitment and retention premium
  • Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: Today at 23:59
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Two positions have arisen in the Blood Sciences Department at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for State Registered, Specialist Biomedical Scientists based in the Biochemistry laboratory at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary situated in the city of Lancaster in North Lancashire.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is composed of three main hospital sites; Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital and Westmorland General Hospital covering a wide geographical area encompassing North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The hospital is in the heart of historic Lancaster which has a thriving local economy offering diverse opportunities and a vibrant local art scene. A variety of accommodation is available, from secluded village and coastal properties to modern town centre properties. The location allows easy access to the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay each offering extensive recreational opportunities. The city has easy access to the M6 motorway and the railway station lies on the west coast main line with express services to Manchester and onwards to London. The area also benefits from some excellent schools and colleges and a successful University.

This is an interesting and challenging position within an accredited Blood Science laboratory. The Blood Science laboratories across the Trust work closely together to provide an efficient, high quality service utilising common analytical platforms and IT systems provided through a managed service contract with Beckman Coulter UK.

You will be working as part of a dedicated team providing a round the clock clinical service to the local population. You will be required to take part in a shift rota (10 week cycle) providing the out of hours acute Biochemistry service. The total shift requirement in each 10 week cycle will comprise 7 x 12.25 hr night shifts, 5 x 8 hr late shifts, 2 x 12.125 hr weekend day shifts, the remaining hours will be completed as 7.5hr day shifts assigned on a regular rota.

In addition to basic pay, unsocial hours enhancements will be paid according to the standard NHS terms and conditions within the agenda for change contract.

This post also currently attracts a long term recruitment and retention premium which is reviewed annually.

The department is committed to continuous development and quality improvement and you must be equally committed to these principles.

There will be opportunities available for further developing your skills in all aspects of Blood Sciences to enable to you fulfil your potential and further your career.

Applications will not be considered from candidates not registered as Biomedical Scientists with the HCPC.

Anyone newly appointed to the Trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

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