Biomedical Scientist | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 30 September 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 October 2020
Location: Worthing, BN11 2DH
Company: Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 2655890/279-COW4436

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Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people who wish to be valued for the work they do and empowered to continually improve the services we provide. Here are five reasons to join us:

Outstanding – we are the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast of England and one of only five acute hospital trusts in the country to have received the health watchdog’s highest overall rating. (Read our CQC report)
• Top 5 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the very best hospital trusts in the country to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top five trusts in England where employees are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2017/18)
• We Care – our vision and values are expressed by the phrase We Care – and not just for our patients but for each other as well. The CQC said: “Staff we spoke with were exceptionally compassionate when talking about patients and we observed kindness not only towards patients but towards each other whilst on site.”
• Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEOs 2018) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and shared learning. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “Western Sussex has the best learning culture I have seen anywhere in the NHS.” [Worthing Hospital, February 2018]
• Location, location, location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex is regularly cited as one of the UK’s best places to live, boasting beautiful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, London and Europe.

Our busy Haematology and Blood Transfusion departments are staffed by a well-established, friendly and hard working team working closely with other healthcare professionals to provide a quality service to our users. The laboratory has full training status with the HCPC and IBMS. We are planning to introduce a full shift system in the near future incorporating daytime shifts within core hours (08.00 – 20.00) and overnight shifts between 20.00 – 08.00. Unsocial hours shifts will attract A4C enhanced pay rates. As part of the ongoing reconfiguration of Blood sciences you will also be expected to work in our sister hospital at St Richards, Chichester.

The department offers support and encouragement of your CPD and the opportunity to attend approved external courses when available. The laboratory is modern and well equipped including Abbott Haematology analysers, IL Top 700 and TOP 700 coagulation analyzers, and Ortho Blood Grouping analysers in Transfusion. We also perform HPLC for Haemoglobinopathies using the Tosoh G8 at the Worthing Site . The Chichester site has a new, fully automated track system incorporating FBC, Chemistry and Immunology analyzers.

After any relevant training and competency assessment you will undertake the day to day sample processing and analytical clinical investigations and technical validation of results in line with agreed quality and standard operational protocols. You will also assist with the training and instruction of other staff. You will also be given appropriate training so that you can participate in the out of hours rota or shift.

The Laboratory has recently undergone UKAS accreditation and is awaitiing award of accreditation to ISO 15189 standards

This advert closes on Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

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