The Royal Cornwall hospital is the sole provider of pathology services for Cornwall and is currently looking for a motivated, full time (37.5 hours) band 5, preferably with experience, to become part of our team in the busy, professional and friendly Biochemistry department. In the absence of suitably experienced and/or registered staff, we are willing to employ to annexe U of band 5, with progression to band 5 after attainment of specific, timely goals. If there are sufficient suitable candidates the application closing date may be brought forward.
The department is in the process of reconfiguring Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology into a Blood Sciences Department and will deliver an exciting programme to re-equip the laboratory with the latest analytical equipment. Staff at all levels will be involved with this and are encouraged to help develop the department into providing a cost effective, comprehensive and forward-looking service.
The department of Biochemistry is currently spit in to two main sections, Automation and Manual assay laboratory. Automation laboratory is equipped with Abbott Architect instrumentation moving to Alinity analysers and track system when we move to blood sciences. The Manual assay section is equipped with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for assays such as Metanephrine, HIAA, and HbA1c analysis; DS2 immunoassay instrument for Faecal Elastase, Calprotectin’s and Anti- Mullerian Hormone; Spectrophotometry for Xanthochromia analysis in Cerebrospinal Fluid. The department of Biochemistry also has joint responsibilities in the point of care instrumentation outside of the department within the Trust.
You will be expected to participate in the current rota system covering an extended working day (8am-8pm) which allows for some flexibility in working patterns. Following suitable training a place on the out of hours rota will be allocated which currently attracts a sessional payment and good paid recovery time. The current out of hours system is due to be replaced with a rolling shift pattern, which this post will be expected to join.
You will have access to our experienced Training Officer and further training is encouraged and supported. The position offers the opportunity to become a valued member of our friendly team in a county renowned for its beaches and stunning scenery.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Lisa Vipond, Lead BMS Clinical Chemistry via : 01872 252542 or 07584 217848
E-mail: [email protected]
Truro, England, Cornwall, TR1, United Kingdom