Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Biomedical Scientist - Specialist / Team Lead

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£26,565 – 35,577 pa
06/11/2017 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Biomedical Scientist - Specialist / Team Leader (Band 6)
37.5 hours per week, variable start times as per rota and on call on the John Radcliffe site

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, self-motivated, innovative people who are experienced Histopathology biomedical scientists who wish to further develop their career. The Cellular Pathology department provides a diagnostic service to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and surrounding GP's. Additionally, it is a referral centre in the Thames Valley region and this is reflected in the diversity of histology practices. Histopathology consists of the main laboratory on the John Radcliffe site and a specialist unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre which performs a range of comprehensive routine and specialist histopathology investigations related to bone and joint disease.

We are seeking registered biomedical scientists with a thorough knowledge of, and laboratory experience in, routine histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Previous experience of, or an interest in, tissue dissection and specialist bone techniques would be an advantage as the histology department is expanding the biomedical scientist involvement in this area.

To be successful it is essential that you hold professional registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council and hold the IBMS specialist portfolio in Histopathology (previously the CPSM/IBMS log book). Further information can be found in the job description.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Histology Operational Manager – Mr Darrin Siiankoski, email: Darrin.siiankoski@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 (2)28726