Location Sutton
Job type Temporary
Salary £23 - £25 per hour
Reference 25629
Date posted November 26, 2020
Maxxima are currently recruiting for a Band 6 Biomedical Scientist in Blood Sciences in Sutton.

Job Purpose:
The post holder will deliver a fit for purpose Blood Sciences service and is primarily responsible for the analytical service. The post holder will rotate through all sections of the department. The key working relationships will be with staff in Biochemistry, but the post holder will be expected to liaise with staff throughout pathology and the Trust. There will be frequent occasions when the post holder takes sole responsibility for work, for example when no senior staff are present.
 
Key areas of responsibility:

Laboratory Duties
 
  • To ensure knowledge of all instrumentation is up to date
  • To be competent to operate the laboratory equipment to deliver the required analytical service.
  • To technically validate appropriate results according to departmental SOPs.
  • To ensure the timely and efficient provision of routine or special analytical services
  • To supervise trainee, MLA and locum staff to ensure that work is carried out in line with Standing Operational Procedures and or Departmental policy.
  • To review SOP’s and inform senior staff of discrepancies or possible updates.
  • To ensure the quality control tests are conducted and meet required analytical standards
  • Where appropriate implement a remedial action plan in line with SOPs under the guidance of a senior staff member.
  • To ensure daily maintenance of equipment is carried out to schedule and that all maintenance is documented.
  • To assist in maintaining adequate stock of all reagents and consumables, through accurate record keeping and reporting to senior staff.
  • To ensure that all log books / forms relating to calibrators, controls and reagents are maintained.
  • To receive and handle samples in accordance with SOPs within laboratory and reception areas.
  • To enter data accurately onto laboratory and hospital information systems in accordance with local procedures
  • To participate in the on-call rota which requires staff to work alone and unsupervised for extended periods dealing with all investigative requests and reporting results. To be able to carry out basic troubleshooting of the equipment whilst on call. Please note that participation in the on call service is voluntary but expected.
  • To actively participate in annual appraisal.
  • To participate in continuous training to maintain the services within each section.
  • To participate in new developments and the introduction of new methodology as required.
  • To be able to deal with issues and advice regarding the biochemistry service either by phone or directly as required
  • Waste disposal: Disposing of all biological, sharps and domestic waste appropriately in accordance with SOP’s and instructions.
        
Finance Service and Planning. 
  • To support the validation of new equipment prior to service introduction.
  • To implement cost improvement programmes as directed by senior staff
 
 Education, Research and Professional Issues
  • To support senior staff in providing training for junior staff within the department
  • To ensure that professional standards are maintained.
  • To ensure that personal training and development is kept up to date.
 
Clinical Governance & Risk Management
  • To assist in ensuring the department is centred on patient care and the patient pathway.
  • To be aware of the clinical implications of the service they provide
  • To be aware of, and comply with all relevant Trust policies.
  • To ensure all incidents are reported according to departmental policy
  • To assist in gathering data for departmental audits
The pay rate for this biomedical scientist role is £23-25 depending on experience.

Requirements of this biomedical scientist vacancy:
  • HCPC Registration
  • Experience within a Blood Sciences laboratory
  • Be flexible to work night shifts after a training period.

If you are interested in this biomedical scientist vacancy, please apply by clicking the apply button. If you’d like more details about this role, contact the biomedical science team today – we always have time to take your call. If the role isn’t quite what you’re looking for, why not register with Maxxima today?

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