Biomedical Scientist band 5/6

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 21 July 2024

Job summary

Biomedical Scientist band 5/6

We have a post in Blood sciences -Biochemistry, available for a Biomedical Scientist at Band 5 or Specialist Biomedical Scientist at Band 6.

If you are looking for a Specialist BMS or BMS position with a desire to work as part of one of the largest NHS led Pathology Services in the South of England, we can offer:

Innovative practices;Strong, personal and professional development;A laboratory at the forefront of the national Modernising Pathology agenda, forward thinking and team orientated staff;

We can help you to achieve these by supporting your development by providing access to courses up to and including Master's degree. In addition we support development of staff with internal and external courses for management, Health & Safety and Quality management.

Main duties of the job

You will work in rotation within the biochemistry department participating on the out of hours shift rota. The laboratory is well equipped with Roche instrument. The laboratory is relocation to a new State of the Art site equipped with Abbott Alinity instruments and go live date planned for July 23.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate on the Shift rota which will include nights and weekends.

Band 5 applicants will be supported to complete the specialist portfolio and on completion be upgraded to Band 6.

About us

Our laboratoryhasaccreditation for UKAS ISO:15189 and is also accredited with, MHRA, and is accredited as a training laboratory by the IBMS for both registration and specialist portfolios leading to HCPC registration.

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Date posted

08 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-5347342NCG56BS-3

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5NA


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further info on the job role, please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further info on the job role, please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registered
  • Specialist Portfolio - Biochemistry
  • Evidence of CPD

Desirable

  • MSC in Biochemistry/ Blood sciences

Experience

Essential

  • One year experience in a Biochemistry /Blood sciences multidisciplinary Laboratory as a state registered BMS
  • Participated on out of hours rota

Desirable

  • Experience of Audits and quality management systems
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registered
  • Specialist Portfolio - Biochemistry
  • Evidence of CPD

Desirable

  • MSC in Biochemistry/ Blood sciences

Experience

Essential

  • One year experience in a Biochemistry /Blood sciences multidisciplinary Laboratory as a state registered BMS
  • Participated on out of hours rota

Desirable

  • Experience of Audits and quality management systems

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5NA


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5NA


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Site lead

Ibtisam Osman

ibtisam.osman@berkshire.nhs.net

Date posted

08 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-5347342NCG56BS-3

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5NA


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