Senior Clinical Scientist - Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Biochemistry
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
22/01/2018 23:59

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We are seeking a motivated individual to join our enthusiastic and friendly team in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Southmead Hospital Bristol. You will be working for the largest NHS Trust in the SW Region that provides medical, surgical and maternity care for a population of approximately half a million people in North Bristol and the surrounding community. In 2014 the Trust relocated the majority of its acute services to the Brunel Building, one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe offering exemplary care in a beautiful and purpose built environment.

There has been significant investment in redeveloping laboratory services with a new state of the art Pathology Sciences Laboratory accommodating an integrated multidisciplinary laboratory service. The Biochemistry Department offers a broad range of routine and specialist services including an integrated Blood Sciences Automated Laboratory, Biochemical Genetics and Newborn Screening, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology, Antenatal Screening, Cholinesterase Investigation Unit and Point of Care testing Service.

The post holder will be a key member of the Blood Sciences team; you will primarily provide scientific support to the Automated Laboratory, Point of Care Testing and the Cholinesterase Investigations Unit with a regular commitment to the general clinical validation rota. There will be the opportunity for input into the other specialist sections and to develop expertise in specialist analytical techniques as well as to contribute to the Department’s audit, research and teaching programs.

The post offers excellent training and career development opportunities and the department has extensive experience in supporting trainees.

You will have completed extensive pre-registration training in general Clinical Biochemistry and preferably be HCPC state registered (or expect to complete within 6 months of completing preregistration training) as a Clinical Scientist. Applicants in their final year of training will be considered and supported to complete their training. You will also be required to show progression towards FRCPath.

Interviews to take place on Monday 29th January 2018.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

To arrange an informal visit or for further information please contact Paul Thomas 0117 414 8424 (Head of Department) or Peter Beresford 0117 414 8415 (Consultant Clinical Scientist).