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Trainee Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

Employer: Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Salary: £24,214 to £302,112 per annum
Type: Permanent
Expires: 15 Jul 2019


We are seeking a HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist with relevant experience in diagnostic Microbiology, to join the Bacteriology section based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. As part of the ARCH project, the laboratory is due to relocate to Morriston Hospital Swansea.

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic, well-motivated and innovative, demonstrating good organisational and practical abilities supported by scientific knowledge. The successful candidate will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to lead and support individual and team working.

The successful candidate will undertake all aspects of diagnostic laboratory work, including supervision of biomedical support workers reporting to senior biomedical scientists and the Operational Manager. Support will be given to attain a specialist portfolio if the candidate is appointed at band 5 and there is automatic progression to band 6 upon completion of the portfolio and competencies.

Public Health Wales Microbiology Swansea is situated within Singleton Hospital and is one of the largest Microbiology laboratories in Wales, providing a wide range of diagnostic services to hospitals, clinics and general practitioners within Mid and West Wales. The laboratory offers a comprehensive Microbiology service covering Bacteriology and Infectious Serology departments, with special reference facilities including the National Cryptosporidium Reference Unit and National Toxoplasma Reference Unit. The clinical laboratories are ISO 15189 accredited and approved by a number of bodies for training purposes.

Bacteriology currently provides rapid, accurate and advanced molecular laboratory techniques to provide high quality diagnosis and patient care management. The department is also in the process of introducing front end automation. The successful candidate will be required to participate in our out of hours working patterns, which include extended working days, on-call and weekend working. We offer a varied, challenging and rewarding work environment, with the opportunity to be at the forefront of Microbiology in Wales, prospects for personal and career development with access to further education and training (through close links with Swansea and Cardiff academic institutions).

Singleton hospital overlooks the beautiful Swansea Bay and is a ten minute drive from the Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Informal visits are actively encouraged.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable but not essential for this post; English and/or Welsh applicants are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 15th July, 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Richard Hopkins
Tel: 01792 516507

Contact: Richard Hopkins
Tel: 01792 516507