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Trainee Biomedical Scientist – Cellular Pathology
Band 5 (Annex 21).
Whatever you need to be your best, you’ll find it all here with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). Bringing together hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we’re pooling our resources, state-of-the-art facilities and specialist services to deliver even better patient care.
Due to the recent transfer of breast services from Stepping Hill Hospital to MFT as well as internal promotions, we have exciting opportunities within our Wythenshawe Hospital Laboratory, which together with Oxford Road Campus, forms one of the largest Cellular Pathology departments in the country. We have two posts for trainee Biomedical Scientists within Cellular Pathology with an IBMS recognised BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent (any equivalent qualification would need to be confirmed as approved by the IBMS prior to appointment).
The successful candidates will undertake training within specimen reception, cut up, routine, and specialised staining sections of the department and follow training plans under the supervision of the department’s Training officer and other qualified staff. There is the requirement for the candidates to complete the IBMS Registration Training portfolio, which will enable them to become registered Biomedical Scientists with the HCPC.
While training, you will be required to undertake the routine processing of tissue samples and be expected to maintain all protocols within the department, in line with ISO 15189 standards. You will work as part of a team of highly dedicated scientific staff to ensure the quality of all tests performed using internal and external quality schemes. You will perform specialist automated and manual tests throughout the department and be involved in auditing processes, reagent control, and maintenance of equipment. You will rotate through all sections of the department where you are based and will be supported to become a fully trained and competent member of the team, confident in your abilities to succeed in these roles.
As a progressive department, we actively encourage and promote development of all staff working at both sites. As well as completion of your Registration Training portfolio, we support and encourage staff in undertaking CPD activities in the form of internal talks and seminars as well as actively encouraging staff to attend approved courses when available. The department has full HCPC training status for pre and post registration IBMS portfolios and full ISO 15189 accreditation.
Both sites are investing in up to date and innovative equipment with implementation of SMART automation throughout 2020 including the Tissue-Tek AutoTek A120 automated embedding system and Sakura Tissue-Tek Xpress X120 continuous rapid processor. The Wythenshawe site utilises the Sakura Tissue-Tek Prisma Plus automated stainer following installation in the last 6 months with installation at the Oxford Road Campus following in the coming months. This will ensure that as one of the UK’s largest laboratory services, we are at the forefront of investing in new technologies to deliver and improve patient care.
Successful candidates will be recruited to work at Wythenshawe Hospital. However, these roles give candidates the unique opportunity of cross site working so that specialist training and experiences are open to all and successful candidates may be expected to work at Oxford Road depending on the needs of the service.
So, join us and you’ll discover more ways to make progress. We want talented people from all backgrounds to choose to join our diverse teams. And, with the best of both inner city and country living on our doorstep, you can enjoy a better quality of life too.
Discover more about the roles available and apply atmft.nhs.uk/careers
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