Specialist Biomedical Scientist, Band 6, Bacteriology & Mycology
The Microbiology Laboratory at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking to recruit experienced and enthusiastic HCPC Registered Specialist Biomedical Scientists (A4C Band 6). The department is currently located within the Old Medical School at Leeds General Infirmary and is now starting to embark on an exciting opportunity as the laboratory prepares to move to a new purpose built laboratory located on the St James Hospital site in Leeds. The new laboratory will become central to the new West Yorkshire & Harrogate Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) Pathology Service as part of NHS Improvements plans for the region.
The successful candidate will work in a busy, expanding and diverse laboratory, processing in excess of one million samples per annum.
We provide a full 24/7 laboratory service supported by a shift system (agenda for change T&Cs). The post is full time (37.5hrs) incorporating core, late, overnight and weekend shifts and offers flexi-time for staff outside of core hours.
The applicant will play a key role in helping to deliver and develop our comprehensive, clinical microbiology service that is accredited to UKAS ISO 15189.
The department is part of a multi-million pound managed service contract with Siemens Healthcare and is also the lead laboratory for Public Health England in the Yorkshire and Humber region. The laboratory is also a specialist referral centre for bacteriology, serology, molecular and mycology testing. This is an opportunity to develop specialist skills & knowledge within bacteriology and mycology.
Experience of Telepath LIMS will be an advantage, although training will be provided.
We support a variety of CPD activities and have a dedicated and qualified training team.
We hold IBMS approval for HCPC pre-registration training and IBMS specialist training in both Medical Microbiology and Virology. As a teaching hospital, we have access to university research departments and medical training resources to enable BMSs to develop their R&D skills.
In you role, you will be expected to actively participate in the training and development of technical, medical and biomedical support staff. You will also need to be pro-active in your own development and that of the service.Our charity partner organisation ‘Leeds Cares’ provides funding for all staff and contributes to training and development including further IBMS & professional qualifications.
We strongly encourage applicants to come and see the department and the facilities on offer here in Leeds.
Salary: Agenda for Change, Band 6, £31,365– £37,890 per annum
For further information, contact Ms Melanie Hall - Operational Lead on 0113 3928765
Leeds, England, West Yorkshire, LS1, United Kingdom