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Senior Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

Employer: University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Derbyshire
Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 pro rata pa
Type: Permanent
Expires: 25 Feb 2021

At University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) patients are at the centre of all we do.

The newly created Derbyshire Pathology serves both the Royal Derby Hospital Pathology and Chesterfield Royal Hospital Pathology Services and is hosted by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation.

The single Clinically Lead Management Team for Derbyshire Pathology aims to

Provide a sustainable and efficient high quality pathology service for Derbyshire
Standardisation of end to end processes
Accreditation of the combined service to United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO: 15189 to assure our users of the highest technical standards and quality of service in all that we do
Standardisation of pricing models for the users of our service
We’re looking for a passionate and committed individual who shares our values and want to invest in continuously to improve and transform our services.

If you are an experienced Senior Biomedical Scientist or an aspiring leader and would relish a new challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

You will be working as part of the newly formed Derbyshire Pathology Service within the Microbiology or Virology Laboratory based at Royal Derby Hospital depending on your area of expertise. The post is full-time however part-time, flexible hours and job share will be considered.

This is an exciting time to join us as you will play a pivotal role in leading and shaping the transformation and development projects of our newly formed service whilst putting your technical and managerial skills in practice.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week.

Your career starts here. Join us and become a key part of #TeamUHDB

Key Requirements of the role:

Educated to MSc level standard or equivalent.
Manage the day to day technical activities of the designated specialist area
Provide clear leadership to the team
Deliver a high quality, timely and effective service within the designated budget as agreed with the Service Manager and Specialist Technical Manager.
Flexibility in your approach as there may be need to work out of hours and weekends
Excellent communication skills together with excellent organisational skills are essential requirements for this post
In return we will offer:

Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes
Key facts about our Trust:

Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs
Closing date of applications: 25 February 2021

Interview date: 11 March 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises; this includes Covid-19 secure areas. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or you have been instructed to self-isolate by track and trace and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Turner - Microbiology Service Manager

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01332 788219

Contact: Rebecca Turner - Microbiology Service Manager
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01332 788219