Job Title: Biomedical Scientist Specialist
Trust Location: West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals
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Are you searching for a career/job that gives you control of your day, time and location?!
We are NHS Professionals (NHSP), working together to care for patients in the NHS - when you want to work, how you want to work, where you want to work. Supporting your lifestyle and making you feel part of the team and community.
As a member of NHS Professionals, you have fantastic benefits:
· Competitive pay rates – work this week, get paid next week
· Essential support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime
· First choice of shifts or placements at your Trust – access before they are made available to agency
· Multi locational - work across neighbouring Trusts
· Manage your shifts and timesheets on the go – access your “My Bank” shift portal anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
· Varied working options to suit your lifestyle – access to the Bank gives you options of ad hoc shifts or longer-term placements
· Training and development opportunities – Keep up with the essentials and more
· Build holiday allowance for every shift you work – your work life balance is important to us
· Stakeholder pension scheme available – a flexible future for you and yours
You’ll learn the following whilst working at the Trust
· Feel valued
· Have flexibility
· Room to grow
About the Trust
West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals provide acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. The trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.
What you’ll be responsible for
· To undertake scientific tasks within a section of the Departments as delegated by Senior staff including when appropriate, monitoring the performance and supervision of trainee Biomedical Scientists and (S)AHCS staff.
· The postholder will be required to undertake routine analytical work involving both automated and manual techniques, sign out results and contribute generally to the delivery of the service.
· The postholder will be required to make timely and accurate decisions regarding the efficient and safe functioning of the Clinical Biochemistry laboratory considering Health and Safety and other relevant legislation. However, they must be able to recognise when to seek advice from more senior staff.
· A key part of the postholder’s role will be to develop and implement systems and procedures within the Department to enable the service to run effectively, and to ensure it complies with legal requirements.
The role will involve, but not be limited to you performing the above.
You’ll have the following qualification/experience:
· Health Care Professions Council Registration as a Biomedical
· Biomedical Science B.Sc. or equivalent knowledge as assessed by the HCPC
· IBMS Certificate of Competence
· Practical analytical skills associated with diagnostic laboratory work
Depending on the Trust, you may require variable additional certification and skills. *
Who are NHS Professionals?
We specialise in putting people in places to care. Every year we help thousands of dedicated candidates and highly skilled NHS workers enjoy better career opportunities, access to more shifts and a healthier work-life balance, giving more choice and control to our members.
As an equal opportunities' organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective Bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.
By joining us you can look forward to a choice of flexible Bank shifts across any of our client Trusts in England, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain experience in several wards or areas.
Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract
Contract length: 3 months
Salary: From £16.52 per hour