Specialist Biomedical Scientist – Wye Valley NHS Trust – Hereford

Wye Valley NHS Trust

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£32,306 – £39,027 a year

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Department of Cellular Pathology

We are seeking a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join our team with an interest in specimen dissection. The post holder should hold a IBMS Diploma of expert practice in Histological dissection , with a view to train for the Advanced Specialist diploma. We will consider applicants who wish to train for the Diploma of expert practice. Banding and salary are dependent on experience.

The City of Hereford is set in glorious English countryside, close to the Welsh border with the hospital serving a large geographical area covering Herefordshire and mid-Wales. The department handles approximately 15 000 requests per year and is well equipped with three Epredia tissue processors, including a Revos and Ventana Benchmark Ultra immunostainer. The range of procedures performed includes routine surgical cut up, immunohistochemistry, skin immunofluorescence, frozen section and fluid polaroscopy.

The department is undergoing significant development and change with a focus on BMS dissection, lead laboratory for the implementation of digital pathology and the expansion of the immunohistochemistry service. Reporting to the Cellular Pathology manager, the successful candidate will be a good communicator, possess excellent organisational skills and have a positive view to supporting our exciting and rapidly developing department

Please note: Previous applicants need not apply.

  • Training in advanced specimen dissection and the preparation of patient specimens
  • Assist in the development of digital pathology service
  • Ensuring all appropriate senior staff are kept informed of any issues, escalating as appropriate
  • Production of standard operating procedures
  • Staff training and competency assessments
  • Ensuring all appropriate documentation required for accreditation is adequate
  • Ensuring all work is performed and reported within a timely manner
  • To maintain competency in all appropriate sections of the Histopathology Laboratory.

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we’d want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust – they tell us it’s a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: “The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.”

Our values – Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence – are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time…all the time.

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view ‘supporting documents’ linked to this vacancy.

All NHS workers in England who have face to face contact with patients are encouraged to fully vaccinate against COVID 19. Please carefully consider this requirement when applying for this position.

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