Biomedical Scientist - Cellular Pathology

  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salford, UK
  • Apr 12, 2019
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Main area: Cellular Pathology
Grade: Band 5
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37.5
Job ref: 236-NCA-P07-2019
Site: Salford Care Organisation
Town: Salford
Salary: £24,214 - £30,112
Closing: 27/04/2019 23:59

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be.  This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

 Applications are invited from experienced, motivated, dynamic biomedical scientists for this exciting and busy post. Applications from students graduating in June/July 2019 with an accredited IBMS Biomedical Science degree who have been on placement within Cellular Pathology and hold the IBMS CoC are particularly welcome.

You will participate in the delivery of our cellular service, contributing to the laboratory service including microtomy, quality control, audit, immunocytochemistry, muscle enzyme histochemistry, cytology preparation, biopsy preparation, processing and embedding  and special stains.

You will contribute to  workflow and look to improve service delivery efficiencies by the implementing of lean practices.

The department is based at Salford Royal Hospital and provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to Salford Royal and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trusts. The department receives about 40,000 cases per annum and is the regional centre for neuropathology and dermatopathology. It is increasingly becoming a local focal point for gastro-intestinal pathology.

You will be part of the laboratory team as we steer the department through transition to ISO 15189 accreditation, the implementation of our new managed service contract and developing our cellular pathology service as part of the Northern Care Alliance (a partnership with Pennine Acute Trust). 

We are looking to fill this post in Cellular Pathology with an individual who is experienced, self-motivated and an excellent communicator and trainer. 

You will need to be enthusiastic, maintain and develop high standards of quality and enjoy working as part of the team

The department is committed to developing its staff.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. 

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate