Employer: Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
Salary: £28,050 to £36,644 pa
Expires: 22 Apr 2019
The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.
The Trust provides 732 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, the National Hospital for Rheumatic diseases (RNHRD), services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services.
The pathology workload is relatively high as we provide pathology services not only to the trust but a wide rural GP catchment area and several community hospitals, both NHS and private.
The Biochemistry department processes a high workload (around 2,500 requests per day or 4.8m tests per year) most of which is performed on Roche Cobas 8000 analysers with stand-alone robotics. We moved into a new purpose built laboratory in 2014.
The laboratory is UKAS accredited and we have recently had a successful surveillance visit. We operate a 24/7 service and staff are expected to support the out of hours service under Agenda for Change terms and conditions. There are a minimum of 2 BMS staff working in Biochemistry on every shift.
The Biochemistry Department has a Roche based Automation section (2 x Cobas 8000s, p671 & p672 pre-analytical systems), Sebia electrophoresis equipment (CZE) and POCT involvement across the Trust. The IT systems used at the RUH are Cirdan Ultra LIMS, Sunquest ICE, Cerner Millennium and QPulse quality management software.
We are looking for someone who is keen to join the friendly and professional laboratory team as a band 6 BMS. The successful candidate will be expected to have technical knowledge commensurate with this grade but also be able to maintain and progress quality initiatives with a flexible and innovative approach. We are looking for people who work well within a team and have a patient focused attitude.
The Trust supports professional and personal development through experiential learning and both internal and external courses. A CPD programme is run within the laboratory with speakers from outside and within. Learning resources are available on line and via the trust library..
More information can be found on our website regarding the creche, parking and accommodation facilities, or for an informal discussion and to arrange a visit, call Amanda Speed (Biochemistry Laboratory Manager) on 01225 824714.
Contact: Amanda Speed
Email: [email protected]