Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Immunology | Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Liverpool, L7 8XP
Company: Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6316929/287-LCL-53-24

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Liverpool Clinical Laboratories are looking to recruit a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to become part of our Immunology team. We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and hardworking individual with good communication and team work skills. You will be responsible for performing all aspects of routine diagnostic work. Ideally you will have a specialist diploma in Immunology, and/or be able to demonstrate equivalent specialist knowledge through experience.

Applications from newly HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists are encouraged, and any newly registered candidates would be employed under the Annex 21 Agenda for Change terms and conditions whilst they are working towards their specialist portfolio.

The core hours of the laboratory are 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in the out of hours on call service

The post holder will be expected to utilise specialist knowledge and skills to operate highly specialist equipment and interpret and report all results.

Professional knowledge and skills are essential to provide guidance to service users when required.

The post holder will be expected to work in all areas of the department and on completion of training will be expected to participate in the on call rota.

The post holder will be expected to maintain highly complex analytical equipment in optimum operational condition and to utilise necessary interpersonal skills to ensure effective liaison with service users and to provide the best care for our patients.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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To develop the knowledge and expertise necessary to perform specialised investigations / procedures during rotation through the highly specialised laboratory sections associated with Clinical Immunology.

To maintain the knowledge and expertise necessary to perform specialised procedures.

To maintain State Registration with the HCPC

To conform to the HCPC Code of Conduct for Biomedical Scientists and to maintain CPD.

To ensure compliance with departmental Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which reflect local and national standards of work practice

To interpret technical validity of results, which may be anomalous, incomplete, complex or conflicting, using professional knowledge and experience.

To make technical assessments of method and instrument performance by monitoring quality control used on specialist laboratory methods and analytical systems.

To troubleshoot and carry out maintenance on specialist equipment. To repair specialist equipment when required to do so.

To participate in the development of Standard Operating Procedures when required.

To contribute to the training and / or supervision of support staff and trainee Biomedical Scientists when requested.

To participate in the development and evaluation of new techniques, methodologies and equipment when requested.

To be aware of procedures for working with hazardous chemicals, awareness of COSHH regulations, risk assessments and hazard data sheets.

To be aware of procedures for dealing with potentially infectious materials, awareness of departmental and trust health and safety policies.

To take appropriate remedial action in the event of spillage of hazardous chemicals or bio-hazardous materials

This advert closes on Monday 3 Jun 2024

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