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Specialist Biomedical Scientist posted by North Bristol NHS Trust

Full Time
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

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The Cellular Pathology Department at Southmead Hospital is well equipped, housed in modern buildings, accredited by UKAS to ISO15189 and approved by IBMS for training. It provides a comprehensive service (Histopathology, Cytopathology and Immunohistochemistry) to the Trust, local GPs and other centres in the south west. The work is varied and covers the majority of clinical specialties with the exception of neuropathology and ophthalmic pathology.

As a result of expanding activity, the Histopathology section has created a new Band 6 Biomedical Scientist post and is looking to appoint a HCPC registered individual with recent experience in histology. Applicants will need to be able to evidence knowledge and competency at a specialist level through attainment of IBMS Specialist Diploma or equivalent.

All applicants will need to be enthusiastic and well motivated and demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team. Applications would be particularly welcomed from individuals with an interest in taking a role as a training officer.

CPD is actively encouraged and supported and there is opportunity for training and both within the department and externally.

This is a full time, permanent post (37.5 hours per week). The laboratory currently operates 7.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday and applicants will need to be flexible meet the needs of the service. This includes regular Saturdays and working until 6.00 pm (weekdays) on a rota basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Simon Florio
Lead BMS Histopathology
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The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
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.

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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.

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.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.




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