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Biomedical Scientist - Band 6 posted by North Bristol NHS Trust

Full Time

Job Description

Biomedical Scientist - Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Neurosciences & Musculoskeletal Division

Band 6


Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Job ref

Southmead Hospital


£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

13/07/2020 23:59

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via Trac or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your Trac Account and email accounts.

Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

We are looking to appoint a full time, HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist in the Neuropathology Department at Southmead Hospital. Applications are invited from enthusiastic, adaptable individuals who would enjoy working as part of a friendly team in this busy department.

Basic histology training is an essential pre-requisite, and some experience of working in a Neuropathology environment would be an advantage. The successful candidate must have completed the IBMS Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology, or equivalent.

The successful applicant must have the motivation and aptitude to become proficient in the wide range of techniques used in this specialty and be able to follow instructions and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be organised, keen to learn and reliable. They must be able to work effectively as part of a small team, as well as being able to work independently. Excellent communication skills are required and the candidate must have attention to detail. Some knowledge of BSN EN ISO:15189 would be an advantage.

The Neuropathology department is located in purpose built laboratories at Southmead Hospital and processes neuropathological specimens from surgical patients or autopsies. It is currently accredited to ISO 15189.

This is a permanent, full-time position (37.5 hours per week, five days per week, Mon - Fri).

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel [Click here to apply].

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.

(University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the 'Information for Prospective Employees' attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

* B6 BMS Job Description
* B6 BMS Person Spec
* Job Description Notes

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Emily Austin
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