Biomedical Scientist Virology and Molecular Sciences

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated on the Fylde Coast just a 45 minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary services in haematology, cystic fibrosis, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resorts, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the Blackpool Tower. This seaside town also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round its local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Applications are invited for a Trainee Biomedical Scientists to join a friendly team in the Virology and Molecular Sciences section of Microbiology Department of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The department is UKAS accredited and processes approximately 237,000 tests per year.

Applicants must who hold an IBMS accredited degree. As a Trainee BMS you will provide a vital role in helping to diagnose microbiological diseases. You should be highly motivated, have proven technical and communication skills and have the ability to work confidently with medical and laboratory staff. Full training will be given and you will be expected to work towards the completion of a Specialist Portfolio in Virology/Molecular science.

Applicants will need to able to work between 6am and 10pm including weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.
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