Band 8b Microbiology Laboratory Manager

Medacs Professionals Jobs
£47092 - £58217/annum Depending on experience
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Band 8b Microbiology Laboratory Manager
Location: Plymouth
Salary: £47,092 - £58,217 per annum depending on experience.

Are you an experienced Microbiology Laboratory Manager looking to utilise your skills in a role that truly challenges you? Are you wanting to build and expand your Managerial career? Perhaps you are bored of the day to day drudgery of your current role and you're looking for a new opportunity.

You'll be working within a department that provides timely diagnostic and clinical advice to PHNT staff, including on the bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical and liver units, as well as to the antibiotic stewardship team, infection prevention and control team, the local health protection unit, local GPs, hospitals and sexual health clinics.

Main duties will include:

* Responsible for provision and effective delivery of highly specialist clinical technical services.
* Responsible for the evaluation of new equipment, new/replacement test methods and new techniques within the Service.
* Responsible for planning and prioritising the service demands and workload.
* Responsible for all staff observing all departmental, Trust, national and European Health & Safety regulations relevant to the service. Undertake any risk assessment necessary to meet these requirements.
* Responsible for ensuring the maintenance, condition, quality control and record keeping of instruments and equipment associated with the provision of services, including a contemporary fault & service log.
* Responsible for training within the department
* To possess highly developed, advanced specialist scientific skills.
* To process a full range of biological samples including body fluids, blood and tissues from any site, taking personal responsibility for the quality of the results, which are used in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease.
* The post holder will be required to provide complex, specialist, technical advice and information relating to results, reports and processes which may be very sensitive in nature.
* As a state registered Scientist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC), have a high level knowledge of the pathology of disease.
* Undertake any scientific task necessary in any area of the service, within the area of specialist expertise, to ensure continuous service provision.
* Participate in a recognised continuing professional development scheme including attendance at local/national/regional scientific meetings.
* To continually update knowledge and skills and ensure contemporaneous documentation of this and other activities in the Continuing Professional Development file.

What we want from you:

* MSc in Biomedical Science (or Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences - FIBMS)
* BSc (Hons) Degree (Biomedical Science or Equivalent)
* HCPC Registration
* Leadership Qualification
* Knowledge of Health and Safety Issues
* Significant experience in recruitment and selection
* Significant experience of staff development and performance
* Excellent communication, time-management and IT skills

Our ideal candidate will have proven knowledge of all aspects of Microbiology and demonstrate previous leadership experience in order to manage a large laboratory of over 500,000 requests per annum and >50 staff. The ability to lead staff through change, a proven track record of delivery in a challenging environment and an ability to deliver innovation through new technologies and processes is essential.

You will be working in the largest teaching hospital within the southwest peninsula, which offers excellent onsite facilities including a modern library and video-conferencing facilities. If you're looking for a role with an easy reach of central Plymouth including ferry services, charming villages, beaches and fishing ports we have the perfect located role for you.

To find out more get in touch with Andrew Parker on (Apply online only)