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Biomedical Scientist - Histology

Employer: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location: Maidstone Hospital
Salary: £22,128 to £28,746 per annum (pro-rata)
Type: Permanent
Expires: 18 Jan 2018

Part time Histology Biomedical Scientist Band 5 (34h hours/week).

Note: trainee Biomedical Scientist also considered

Maidstone Hospital, situated in the heart of the Kent countryside, covers a large population and includes the regional Oncology centre which is expanding in support of the Kent cancer network.

The Histology department provides services for Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trusts, Medway NHS Foundation Trust and Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust. Consequently there is a combined Histology workload of around 66,000 cases per year. The department carries out a wide range of investigations including various specialist resections from hospitals within the Kent & Medway. It also includes an expanding immunocytochemistry section that has an annual through-put of approximately 43,000 tests.

The Cellular Pathology department, which Histology forms a part of, also provides Cytology and Molecular Pathology services and is the regional referral centre for Her 2 and HPV testing.

The department moved to a custom built new facility in May 2011. It is computerised and well equipped. Career development and participation in CPD are actively encouraged.

You are invited from HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists. This post would suit an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Good hand eye coordination and attention to detail are essential requirements. Candidates without HCPC registration will also be considered for a trainee BMS position provided they possess a degree in Biomedical Sciences validated as acceptable for HCPC registration by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Histology laboratory experience is essential.

For further Information or to arrange a visit please contact Paul Denham on telephone 01622 225641.

Please note that appointment to this post maybe subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Closing Date: Noon, Thursday 18th January 2018 (earlier if there is high volume of applicants)

Interview Date: Wednesday 31st January 2018

Contact: Paul Denham
Tel: 01622 225641