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Microbiology Specialist Biomedical Scientist Band 6
Gwyddonydd Biomeddygol Arbenigol Band cyflog 6
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Biomedical Scientist with an offer of a relocation package and funding for further studies towards your career development (eg Higher Specialist Diploma). You will be working with a small friendly team in a completely refurbished laboratory in the coastal university town of Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth is a unique place to live where rural living is balanced with a lively university town. West Wales, Ceredigion in particular, is an area of outstanding natural beauty with attractive sites for walkers, hikers and horse-riders and is excellent for fishing, sailing, surfing and cycling. The region is also known for its low crime rate, a good safe family lifestyle with excellent schools and out of school activities.
To further support your future career development and knowledge, this post also has responsibilities that come from being the laboratory Quality Supervisor. The successful applicant will be part of the local quality committee and oversee the quality processes in the lab (eg EQA, IQC, IQA, audit data collection). They will regularly liaise with the Quality Lead/Lab Manager with quality issues – see job description for more information.
The laboratory is a well equipped and fully computerised diagnostic laboratory and uses technology such as Serosep EntericBio, Biofire, VITEK, BACTEC Fx and will soon be taking receipt of a Sysmex urine analyser. We currently handle approximately 45,000 specimens per year from the hospital and surrounding general practitioners/clinics.
Applicants will have demonstrated specialist portfolio evidence (or equivalent) and practical Microbiology knowledge and skills. The post holder will be expected to play a key role in helping to deliver and develop a comprehensive microbiology service for hospitals and GPs throughout the area. Being flexible, self-motivated and innovative will be fundamental to your role. The ability to communicate well with the laboratory team is essential. You will work to quality standards necessary for UKAS accreditation, and ensure that protocols are followed and documents maintained.
Public Health Wales NHS Trust provides professionally independent public health advice and services to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales. Microbiology Services are provided through a network of diagnostic, specialist and reference laboratories located throughout Wales. The service is UKAS accredited.
Participation in out of hours weekend/Bank Holiday/on call rota would be expected (after competency assessment), where appropriate remuneration is given.
Come and meet the team - we encourage requests for informal visits to the laboratory. We are happy to contribute towards interview travel expenses on request.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Welsh language skills are desirable
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For further information, including discussion on interview expenses and to arrange an informal visit, please contact Caroline Longman, Laboratory Manager on 01970 635813 (firstname.lastname@example.org).