Specialist Biomedical Scientist

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Posting date: 24 May 2024
Salary: £35,392.00 to £42,618.00 per year
Additional salary information: £35392.00 - £42618.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Durham, DH1 5TW
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: C9439-24-0577

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Please see the attached job description and personal specification for full details. This Specialist Biomedical Scientist role involves working closely with Pathologists, other Biomedical Scientists and Associate Practitioners. Candidates must be able to follow the laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complete the relevant quality documentation as required. The role requires handling of body fluids and human tissue samples which can be of a sensitive nature. Previous experience and competency in diagnostic cytology pre-screening is essential as this will be the main duty of this role. This will be assessed at interview via a pre-screening practical test. Acceptance testing and validation duties will be carried out as part of this role. Stock is managed by all laboratory staff. This includes monitoring stock levels of consumables, signing for deliveries, receipting goods delivered, unpacking, verifying if appropriate and ensuring paperwork is complete before placing in appropriate storage area in an orderly organised manner. The candidate should have good knowledge of the processes involved when preparing cytology samples for diagnosis as they will be expected to provide supervision, training and leadership to Associate Practitioner staff in this area. In order to perform their daily tasks effectively, the successful candidate requires the ability to focus for long periods of time, have great attention to detail and possess the ability to organise tasks in priority order.Computer literacy skills are also required, as they are expected to use spreadsheets, access LIMS, write SOPs and perform audits as needed.

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