Please note working hours are 4 on, 4 off. Days work will fall between the hours of 6am-8pm. This is a Fixed Term Contract until 30th November 2021.
You must have HCPC registration to be considered for this position.
This post is designed for a HCPC registered biomedical scientist to work as part of a laboratory team within molecular pathology. This role will include utilising molecular pathology techniques to provide a high level of diagnostic service.
A high degree of working flexibility is required for this role subject to the needs of the business. This may include a moving shift pattern, weekend work and/or out of hours work onsite or from home.
* To supervise the MLA(s) and less experienced BMS staff in the department to provide high quality molecular diagnostic service.
* To support the training of other members of staff under the supervision of senior BMS and the operational lead.
* To process the specimens received and to undertake the related tasks in the various sections of the laboratory, leading to the reporting and interpretation of results in accordance with agreed policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
* To interpret first line laboratory results and take appropriate actions in line with laboratory policies and procedures. e.g. authorisation of results (on site an remotely for all covid testing laboratories as part of a team), ordering relevant follow-up laboratory procedures, adding technical and approved pre-defined clinically relevant comments, referring results for clinical interpretation or opinion, informing the requestor of clinically significant result.
* Provide approved departmental information and advice to other healthcare professionals, and to refer on to appropriate specialists requests for information out with their area of responsibility.
* To liaise with senior BMS staff, medical and scientific staff in all matters relating to the diagnosis of infection.
* Maintain the quality assurance procedures of the department, ensuring work towards UKAS ISO15189 standards. Measure and monitor the accuracy and imprecision of laboratory investigations using appropriate quality control procedures