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Specialist Biomedical Scientist-Microbiology

Band 6

Main area
General Microbiology
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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£23,023 - £36,644 per annum
20/11/2018 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Contract Type - Permanent

Hours per week - 37.5

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist, to join our team in the Microbiology Laboratory at York Hospital. This is a chance to gain further work experience in audit, training and quality assurance, as well as diagnostic Microbiology.

After suitable training, you will be expected to participate in the weekend and out of hours rosters. We operate an on call service, Monday - Friday, from 5pm. On call on a Saturday starts at 5pm, and on a Sunday at 4pm, with a reduced BMS team during the day. The weekend roster is a one in five commitment.

Applications from a Band 5 BMS will be considered, and paid according to agenda for change. 

Core hours are 08.45am - 5.15pm, plus there will be a Saturday and Sunday enhancement.

You will be part of a team of scientists and medical laboratory and clerical assistants, committed to providing a high quality diagnostic service to our patients. You will be performing a wide range of microbiological investigations on clinical specimens, and instrumentation includes a BACTEC FX, GenXpert PCR and UF1000 urine analysers.

We are UKAS accredited, and also accredited for training with the IBMS/HCPC. We have an in-house CPD scheme, and further qualifications and training are positively encouraged.

Anyone thinking of coming to work with us is encouraged to contact the named person for this advert, to arrange a visit to the laboratory.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Mead, Operational Manager






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