An opportunity has arisen for an experienced HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist to join the Pathology Team at Ramsay Rivers (Harlow/Sawbridgeworth). This is a strategically located laboratory within the Ramsay Healthcare Group of hospitals.
The laboratory has the benefit of a multi-discipline repertoire in a moderately paced environment, which would appeal to specialist staff in one discipline looking to expand their knowledge base in a laboratory with time to do so.
Main duties of the job
Working hours are between weekdays 8am to 9pm on rotation, with onsite overnight shifts during the week (part of 37.5 hr week) , and additional weekend out of hours. Shifts shared between all staff, and paid as additional to 37.5 hours.
This offers a good work/life balance for staff.
The successful candidate will participate in the routine processing of all pathology (Haematology, Biochemistry, Transfusion) specimens and issue of blood components with the other BMS and MLA staff to ensure a smooth workflow, and ensure that for each sample the appropriate requested investigations are performed in a timely manner and to ensure that specialised and urgent specimens are appropriately dealt with.
It is desirable for the successful candidate to have suitable experience in blood transfusion and will be required totake part in on call rota from home (training to be given in all disciplines where required).
The role offers opportunity to develop additional quality control/assurance skills and responsibilities, health and safety practices, and various other internal and external training avenues.
Being part of the TDL regional labs group, staff are supported by and contribute to the other TDL regional labs functions in sharing input into troubleshooting, training, peer auditing, presenting training sessions and supporting company projects.
At TDL we offer a variety of excellent staff benefits including:
Training and development opportunities including IBMS Specialist Portfolios for Biomedical Scientists
Annual performance related salary review ** No banding restrictions:**
Discounted gym membership we have a corporate gym membership scheme with Better Gyms
Cash healthcare plan cash back on a variety of healthcare costs including dentist and opticians
Sick Pay Entitlement 5 paid days in the first year of employment, 20 days thereafter
Permanent Health Insurance and Death in Service Cover
Life Assurance providing salary continuation for long term illness (six months qualifying period)
Employee Assistance Programme supporting staff wellbeing
Season Ticket Loan Scheme interest free loan for the cost of annual travel ticket
Perkbox Access to additional staff perks and benefits such as high street discounts
Company Pension Scheme company and staff contributions which increase with service
Competitive annual leave allowance – 28 days annual leave
Flexible working hours 37.5 hours standard working week
Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required.
We respect and value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from diverse communities.
PLEASE NOTE: WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THIS VACANCY AT ANY TIME EVEN IF A CLOSING DATE IS SHOWN HERE OR IN ANY OTHER MEDIA
15 February 2023
£32,000 to £39,000 a year Inclusive of HCA
High Wych Road
Overall Job Purpose:
To help in the smooth and efficient running of a section within the Pathology Department to ensure safe, rapid, timely and accurate reporting of results. Investigation and analysis of samples by the application of techniques and testing that include: Haematology, Coagulation, Biochemistry and Blood Transfusion.
The post holder will be required to work within any section of the department including core and unsocial hours as required.
To include, but not be restricted to, the following duties:
- Participate in all areas of laboratory bench work, whilst adhering to standard operating procedures and participating in their regular review and update.
- Multidisciplinary working as required.
- Techniques and testing that include Haematology and morphology, Coagulation, Biochemistry and Immunoassays, and Blood Transfusion (grouping, antibody investigations and compatible unit and product issue).
- Communicate patients results and answer enquiries from health care professionals providing information regarding appropriate investigations required and explanation of results, within departmental guidelines and professional code of conduct.
- Interpret clinical information and use scientific knowledge to process specimens for appropriate tests, seeking advice from senior staff and clinicians when necessary.
- Undertake specimen preparation and analysis for a range of sample types.
- Operate and maintain analytical equipment in the department.
- Evaluate and monitor the accuracy and precision of laboratory investigations using appropriate quality control procedures.
- Interpret complex scientific data and enter test results on pathology computer system.
- Check reports for further action by clinical staff.
- Authorise reports as delegated within departmental policy.
- Replace stocks of consumables and reagents when required and inform the Section Leader if back-up stocks are low.
- To assist when required in the preparation of documentation for UKAS (ISO) accreditation.
- Able to solve complex problems within work area, but advise both clinicians and senior staff of any clinical and managerial issues
Training and Education
1. Multidisciplinary Training as required
2. To maintain own personal development and attend departmental meetings as required.
3. To maintain registration with the HCPC, including a personal development portfolio as proof of competence to practice.
4. To take an active interest in and keep abreast of developments in the discipline.
5. To further develop junior colleagues by assisting in the training of MLA and BMS staff, and to undertake, complete, and sign off all competencies associated with these grades.
- Registration with HCPC as Biomedical Scientist
- IBMS Accredited BSc (hons) Biomedical Science or equivalent
- Participation in a relevant CPD Scheme e.g. IBMS
- Theoretical and practical knowledge in discipline of pathology relevant to role.
- Previous experience in a relevant laboratory, and proficiency in techniques appropriate to the discipline
Skills and Abilities
- Good organisational skills.
- Work accurately, neatly and efficiently. Attention to detail is very important.
- Work as part of a team.
- Keyboard skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. .
- Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
- Work on own initiative
- Communicate efficiently with other members of the laboratory in English – both verbally and in writing.
- Use of laboratory equipment relevant to the specialty
- Demonstrate experience of working to a laboratory Quality Management System.
- Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels
- Well presented and will abide by dress codes
- Demonstrate professionalism and a customer-focused attitude
- Calm under pressure
- Punctual and reliable
- Helpful, friendly and polite
- Flexible and adaptable
- Committed to the corporate quality objectives
- Commercially aware
Certificate of Sponsorship
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