Biomedical Scientist - Biochemistry

Posted 18 June 2021
Salary£24 - £25 per hour
LocationLondon, Greater London, England
Job type Contract
DisciplineBiomedical Science Jobs, Biochemistry

Job description

Overall Job Purpose:
An experienced Biomedical Scientist who works as part of a team undertaking highly specialised Clinical Biochemistry investigations. These are carried out on samples unsupervised and in accordance with local standard operating procedures. Work will be undertaken with some autonomy but under the overall responsibility of the laboratory manager.
Main Duties:

To include, but not be restricted to, the following duties:

1. To participate in all rotas in operation as required.
2. To assist in specialised method development as required.
3. To operate and maintain laboratory equipment according to departmental and manufacturer’s protocols and procedures.
4. To ensure agreed standards for turnaround times of samples and results are met.
5. To be familiar with, and proficient in, the use of the information technology systems within the Department.
6. To participate in departmental meetings and contribute to effective communication within the Department.
7. To assist in planning one’s own work and that of other staff within a Section.
8. To carry out first line equipment and method troubleshooting, advise line manager of situations requiring further action, and work with service engineers on fault resolution which may include dismantling instruments to carry out initial repairs.
9. To be aware of possible causes of erroneous results which may arise from instrument/method failure, pre-analytical variables of QC failure in an effort to resolve the problem.
10. To prepare, store and use reagents required for laboratory investigations.
11. To perform manual, semi-automated and fully-automated laboratory investigations.
12. To undertake technical validation of the results from laboratory investigations to ensure accuracy and precision as specified by laboratory protocols and quality procedures.
13. To report to the section manager any instance or event which may cause a service delivery failure.
14. To undertake method and laboratory instrument evaluation as directed by the section manager.
15. To interpret first line laboratory results and take appropriate actions in line with laboratory policies and procedures. e.g. authorisation of results, 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.
16. To use professional judgement in reviewing clinically abnormal results. The post holder should be able to effectively communicate this to a range of health care professions, both within the trust and the community.
17. To use departmental resources efficiently and advise the Section Manager when stocks of reagents and consumables are approaching minimum stock levels.
18. For Blood Transfusion competent staff, to issue compatible blood products for routine and emergency transfusion.