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Trainee Biomedical Scientist (Histopathology) - Band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Core Clinical Services
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours
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Southmead Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
24/02/2019 23:59

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The Cellular Pathology Department at Southmead Hospital is well equipped, accredited by CPA and approved by IBMS for training. It provides a comprehensive service (Histopathology, Cytopathology and Immunohistochemistry) to the Trust, local GPs and other centres in the south west. The work is varied and includes many specialties including Renal, Urology, GI, Liver, Breast, Sarcoma and Dermatology.

The Histopathology section is looking to appoint to a Band 5 (Annexe U) Trainee Biomedical Scientist post and is seeking applications from individuals with qualifications suitable to gain registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate ability and commitment to complete the IBMS Registration Portfolio. Whilst training support is provided there is a requirement upon the successful candidate to be proactive,  enthusiastic and well-motivated in order to complete this work. The successful attainment of the Registration Diploma within agreed timescales will enable the candidate to move to a Band 5 BMS post in the department.

This is a full time, permanent post (37.5 hours per week). The laboratory currently operates 7.00 am to 6.00 pm and applicants will need to be flexible meet the needs of the service; this includes regular Saturdays (0900-1700) and working until 1800 (weekdays) on a rota basis

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Mr Simon Florio, Lead Biomedical Scientist Histopathology

0117 414 9845

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 41 41151