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Specialist Biomedical Scientist – Microbiology Healthcare Scientists

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Location: Barrow in Furness
  • Organisation: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Salary: £28,050 - £36,644 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: Today at 23:59
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One of the two Microbiology laboratories operated by Morecambe Bay Hospitals; the department is fully computerised (TD synergy) and holds CPA (UK) Ltd and pending UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation. All sub specialties are available within the laboratory with sample requests in the region of 250,000 samples per annum

A position has arisen in the Microbiology Department at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for specialist Biomedical Scientists based in the Microbiology department in Furness General Hospital

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) 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 Barrow location allows easy access to the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay, each offering extensive recreational opportunities. The area also benefits from some excellent schools and colleges.

This is a challenging opportunity to participate in a team of Advanced Biomedical Scientists, Specialist Biomedical Scientists, Associate Practitioners and Healthcare Science Assistants providing a high quality, efficient Microbiology service within this accredited Microbiology laboratory.

The Microbiology laboratories across the Trust work closely together utilising common analytical platforms and IT systems and the department is committed to continuous development and quality improvement.

The department is also dedicated to developing the next generation of Biomedical Scientists; supporting several trainee Biomedical Scientists within Microbiology and further developing Registered and Specialist Biomedical Scientists to advance their careers, education, knowledge and skills. In addition, the UHMBT Pathology service supports local universities offering placements to undergraduate students.

You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced registered Biomedical Scientist, trained in Microbiology, to join the professional team in our busy, friendly laboratory.

Candidates who do not possess a completed Specialist portfolio in Microbiology must be able to demonstrate equivalent level of knowledge. (Recently qualified HCPC registrants may be considered for this position but will be appointed at Band 5 until specialist bench competencies are completed)

Participation in weekend and Bank Holiday rotation is a requirement of the post, as is partaking in the single disciplinary out of hour’s service (after an appropriate level of training)

Continuing professional development is encouraged within the department. All members of staff have the opportunity to attend training courses and seminars.

Please note:
Applications will not be accepted from individuals who do not possess HCPC biomedical scientist registration unless this will be achieved before September 2018

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.

Healthcare Science Associate Practitioner Healthcare Scientists

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Location: Lancaster
  • Organisation: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
  • Salary: £20,150 - £23,363 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 20/09/2018
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This post is based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary – Microbiology Department.

The main duties of the post will be accepting Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening specimens into the laboratory, sample sorting and labelling, registering requests on the computer, sample processing, interpretation of MRSA plates and performing tests which will be used to determine whether or not patients are colonised with MRSA.

In addition, you will rotate into other laboratory sections where duties will include processing samples, dispatching tests to other laboratories, performing waste management duties, performing ELISA tests, and undertaking quality control and audit.

If you have not worked at Band 4 before; this post will be suitable for previously trained Medical Laboratory Assistants, or those individuals who have a similar background in Microbiology. This is not a training position for HCPC registration. You will be encouraged to apply for the new Healthcare Science Band 4 apprenticeship scheme delivered at Kendal College. you may be appointed at Band 3 until internal Band 4 competencies complete if you cannot demonstrate this level of competency

You should pay careful attention to the person specification before submitting an application.

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

 

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: 21/09/2018
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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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