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Biomedical Scientist (Band 6) posted by NHS

Full Time
£26,302 - £35,225 / year

Job Description

2.5 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

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Specialist Biomedical Scientist Band 6

37.5 Hours per week.

A vacancy exists for a Biomedical Scientist Agenda for Change band 6 at the Barts Health NHS Trust in the cytology laboratories at and the Royal London Hospital site.

Barts Health is a large and progressive Trust with a wide range of diagnostic specialities in an acute teaching hospital environment with a diversity of the local population. The Cytology section of Cellular Pathology provides a diagnostic and screening service for the whole of East London and an HPV testing service for two sectors of London, the workload is 85,000 cervical cytology specimens and 12,000 non gynae samples, in addition 20,000 HPV tests are undertaken for the North East and North Central sectors of London.

The post holders will participate in primary screening and quality control of cervical samples, Non-Gynaecological specimen preparation and HPV testing. The laboratory uses the Thin Prep liquid based method of slide preparation and Roche platform for HPV testing.

The post holder must hold an NHSCSP Cervical screening certificate and, if appropriate, Thin Prep NHSCSP liquid based cytology conversion certificate.

For an informal discussion please contact Hasit Patel on  ( Phone number removed )  or Keziban Rehman on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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