Biomedical Scientist / Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Biochemistry

Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £28,407 - £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Manchester, M13 9WL
Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6308112/349-CSS-6308112

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A Vacancy at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.


Would you like to join the largest and most forwarded thinking NHS Trust in the UK which has delivered the biggest digital transformation in 2022? Our new EPR has revolutionised how we deliver our Biochemistry services including a fully integrated single LIMS (beaker) and Roche middleware across all our 4 sites.

In addition, Biochemistry have invested in training and staff development appointing a dedicated Training Lead to support and deliver all aspects of academic courses from certificates of achievement, registration, specialist and higher specialist IBMS portfolios, apprenticeships and leadership and management qualifications. The department also has dedicated funding to support MSC’s, top up modules or IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice. Due to our vast array of services from Routine Roche automation, Specialist Chemistry, Paediatric and Newborn screening and UKAS accredited Point of Care, we pride ourselves in growing our own and enabling opportunity across all our sites to develop staff and provide a strong and sustained service for the future.

We currently have vacancies at our Oxford Road, Wythenshawe and Trafford sites for band 5/6 Biomedical Scientists with experience in Biochemistry

The Directorate of Biochemistry is across 4 sites and all sites have state of the art equipment including the largest fully automated Roche tracking system in Europe incorporating Roche 8100 /p612 pre analytic systems, Roche 702, 801 and Roche Pro analysers.

Our Specialist Chemistry sections at Oxford Road and Wythenshawe sites boast internationally renowned specialised assays comprising of Waters, Thermo and Sciex Mass Spectrometry instruments using highly advanced analytical methods plus various other techniques such as HPLC, RIA, ELISA, Calculi Analysis and other manual assays.

The post holder will act as a registered Biomedical Scientist providing scientific services to patients as an aid to clinical diagnosis. The successful candidate will be required to participate on the 24/7 out of hours rota and undertake a wide range of complex analytical procedures, performing a range of manual, semi-automated and automated tests using scientific knowledge and experience to comment upon and validate results in line with ISO 15189 .

Suitable candidates will require Biochemistry experience post-registration and have experience of working out of hours. Candidates must be in possession of an IBMS specialist portfolio in Clinical Biochemistry or equivalent to be appointed at Band 6 however, candidates working towards their specialist portfolio will be considered for appointment at band 5.

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our new Electronic Patient Record system which we launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

This advert closes on Monday 3 Jun 2024

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