Location York
Job type Temporary
Salary £24 - £25 per hour
Reference 26327
Date posted January 08, 2021
Duration 6 months
  1. To maintain, and comply with the requirements of HPC registration.
  2. Support the role of the BMS2, and provide cover in their absence.
  3. The post holder will train and develop Band 5 BMS working towards their specialist portfolio, Trainee BMS, MLA, students, and new staff during day-to-day operations within the department according to local policies and procedures as directed by the BMS2 or above.
  4. The post holder will play a key role in the day-to-day scientific and technical operations in the department, working without direct supervision and within defined limits by following departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  5. To act upon technically derived results within a defined area of responsibility in accordance with departmental SOPs.
  6. To plan and prioritise individual workload to meet departmental turn-around times and quality standards, critically at times of heavy demand.
  7. To supervise subordinate staff as necessary.
  8. To assist in the testing and evaluation of new methodologies and instrumentation and to contribute to the review process of SOP’s under the direction of senior staff and according to departmental policies.
  9. To assist in research activity, service development and clinical audit undertaken by the department.
  10. To participate in the monitoring of supplies and consumables and to advise senior staff when approaching minimum stock levels.
  11. To be familiar with the referral of pathological specimens off-site, in conformance with current national and local safety standards.
  12. To take part in weekend and Bank Holiday rotas. To take part in the out-of-hours service, which will involve lone working and acting as an autonomous practitioner.