Job Title - Biomedical Scientist
Location - Blackburn, Lancashire
Type of Role - Locum Contract
End Employer - NHS
Band - 6
Hours - Full Time
Essential Requirements -
- Please be aware that all candidates must hold the HCPC Registration.
- You must be eligible to work in the UK on a full time basis (minimum of 35 hours per week)
- You must hold a British Passport or a long term Visa that entitles you to work in the UK with no restrictions
- Provide a rapid, reliable and efficient service by performing a comprehensive range of routine and specialized analyses.
- Perform investigations and analytical techniques unsupervised whilst organizing own work tasks, normally under the direction of a Section Leader.
- The post holder is required to rotate through all the sections of the department including specimen reception.
- Apply the approved Standard Operating Procedures used in the Department.
- Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures, and recommend improvements and amendments as necessary.
- Perform complex manual and automated analytical investigations requiring specialist skills.
- Operate complex, high value analytical equipment without supervision.
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair faults in complex laboratory instruments, ensuring essential services are maintained in the event of technical failure.
- Prepare reagents, control materials and calibrators with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
- Required to work with hazardous and noxious chemicals, and with frequent exposure to uncontained body substances.
- Check reliability of results to ensure accuracy and precision by applying quality assurance statistical criteria.
- Interpretation of results requiring subjective judgement and analytical expertise. o Recognise grossly abnormal and life threatening results.
- Validate and report test results in a timely fashion so that they may be acted on as necessary by clinicians.
- Provide technical interpretation and comment on validity of results.
- Maintain accurate and detailed records of patient results, quality control data and calculations.
- Participate in departmental audit and internal / external Quality Assurance programs.
- Work with laboratory and Trust information systems.
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair faults with laboratory point of care equipment in clinical areas and liaise with service engineers and ward staff as required.
- Supervision of MLA and Trainee BMS staff.
- Assist in the department’s stock control procedures.
- Adhere to the departmental Quality management systems.
- General clerical and administrative tasks.
- Selection, matching and timely issuing of correct blood products in response to medical prescription,
- Maintain adequate supplies of all blood products, liaising with Blood Transfusion Service and other outside agencies.
- Maintain an accurate audit trail of the fate of all blood products.
- Ensure that blood products are stored in compliance with National Guidelines
For More information or to apply for the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org