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We are seeking a HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist to undertake the role of Technical Operational Manager for the North Wales Microbiology Bacteriology Service within Public Health Wales.
Public Health Wales Microbiology laboratories, in the North Wales region are situated within the Gwynedd, Glan Clwyd and Wrexham Maelor Hospitals with the Glan Clwyd site being is one of the largest Microbiology Laboratories in Wales. Together they provide a wide range of diagnostic services to hospitals, clinics and general practitioners.
North Wales Microbiology offers a comprehensive routine diagnostic bacteriology service. The laboratory benefits from Kiestra automation, automated urinalysis and molecular testing for enteric pathogens. All of the Clinical Laboratories are ISO 15189 UKAS accredited and we are also an IBMS approved training site.
Candidates will need to be enthusiastic, well motivated and innovative, with demonstrable organisational and practical abilities supported by extensive scientific knowledge. The successful candidate will also have well developed interpersonal and communication skills, and evident experience in people management and HR skills.
An extensive knowledge of bacteriology is essential, as well as experience of ISO15189 standards and Quality Management Systems.
Public Health Wales Microbiology Services are provided through a National network of diagnostic, specialist and reference laboratories throughout Wales and support Health Protection services across Wales. As part of an All-Wales Microbiology network, North Wales laboratories could be required at short notice to respond to public health emergencies, including outbreaks and other emergency situations.
We offer a varied, challenging and rewarding work environment, with the opportunity to be at the forefront of Microbiology modernisation and development, and we are able to offer excellent prospects for personal and career development with access to further education and training.
The laboratory is based centrally on the North Wales Coast with good rail and road links and easy access to coast and countryside, while also within easy reach of the cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Welsh language skills are desirable
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Julian Rogers on 01792 200413