Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Biomedical Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Lab Haematology
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
31/08/2017 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


2 Senior Biomedical Scientist (Training and Haematology)

£31,696 – 41,787(Band 7)

Applications are invited for 2 Senior Biomedical Scientist posts:
• 1 leading on Training across Laboratory Haematology
• 1 in General Haematology

The Department of Laboratory Haematology is spread across 4 sites at 3 hospitals in Oxford and Banbury.

The Oxford University Hospital Haematology has a more diverse range of testing being carried out than many other Hospitals. The Department is both UKAS 15189 and HCPC accredited. All equipment in core Haematology has recently been upgraded with new Sysmex equipment across all 4 sites and Beckman Coulter Flow Cytometers introduced. Blood Transfusion has networked Blood-Tx and integrated Remote Release to a greater extent than many sites in the UK.

Applications are invited from well-motivated Biomedical Scientists for 2 Senior Biomedical Scientist posts (please make clear in application are you interested in either or both roles). The candidate must be HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist. The department undertakes a high volume of testing, processing over 700,000 FBC per annum, and supports a comprehensive range of clinical services with both general and specialist testing.

Both posts will mainly be based at the Oxford Hospitals (John Radcliffe and Churchill) but ability to travel to the Horton site (Banbury) may be necessary. A flexible approach to working hours would be an advantage.

• Training Lead: will support training across a large Department including Registration and Specialist Portfolio for qualified staff and support Masters level training for Biomedical and Clinical Scientists, and non-Graduate qualifications for support workers. The post will continue to support a service role as required.
• General Haematology: the post will mainly be based at JRH and contribute to development and leadership in a busy 24/7 automated environment while also supporting developments in POCT or morphology as required.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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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Mr D. Smith on 01865 220337 or 572824 or email dan.smith@ouh.nhs.uk

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