Senior Biomedical Scientist | Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 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: 6303338/349-CSS-6303338

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We are a UKAS and IBMS accredited department serving multiple laboratory sites of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. We have
many clinical specialties and we provide a comprehensive range of Haematology and blood transfusion laboratory services, specialty diagnostic testing and reference work for leukaemia, Haemostasis, thrombosis and haemoglobinopathies predominantly at the Oxford Road Campus.
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of senior Biomedical Scientists as a Haematology/Transfusion rotational band 7 senior BMS. You will be HCPC registered, have completed a specialist portfolio in haematology and transfusion and also have a relevant MSc, Higher Specialist Portfolio or equivalent qualification. You will have considerable relevant experience in Haematology and blood transfusion in order to provide transfusion and Haematology experience, expertise and quality. The position may be based at any of the MFT laboratory sites and you will be contracted to work 24/7 dependent on the needs of the service although frequent participation in a night rota is not anticipated.
In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme, support you in development of your skills and knowledge as a Senior Biomedical
Scientist through mentor-ship and annual appraisal.

Please do not reapply if you have been interviwed for a Band 7 vacancy within Haematology at MFT in the previous 3 months

Supervise Registered BMS, Trainee BMS and Medical Laboratory Assistant grades and co-ordinate the organisation of a departmental section(s)
on a day-to-day basis and provide information and progress reports eg, staffing, workload, performance and costing, to Chief BMS at regular
intervals. Maintain professional Standards working effectively and in accordance with ISO standards and Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPs). Exercising judgement and interpretation to validate and authorise results produced by self and others (including those produced by nonRegistered staff) You will be required to use and maintain manual and automated equipment including ‘troubleshooting’ and basic repair.
Collaboration with other Senior BMS staff to monitor and allocate departmental staff and resources to maximum benefit over the 24hr period is essential to the running of the department. You will be responsible for monitoring and reporting staff attendance and sickness and allocating
annual leave. The department requires staff to work shifts that ensure that the continual service needs of the department can be met. To achieve this, you will be contracted to work within a rotational shift pattern which will include shifts throughout the departments 24 hours a day / 7 days per week
service. However the expectation is that your normal pattern of work will be Monday to Friday with some weekend cover. There is also an
expectation that you will NOT participate in a regular night rota

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 brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve 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.

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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