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This role is based primarily at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Clinical Biochemistry is a diagnostic laboratory. The laboratory is fully UKAS and HCPC/IBMS accredited. The Trust is a major Trauma Centre and has the largest Critical Care unit in Europe. It also undertakes the largest number of solid organ transplants in Europe and undertakes cutting edge surgeries placing a demand on the service. The department receives approximately 1, Apply
requests a year throughout Biochemistry. The department provides a twenty-for hour diagnostic and monitoring service for routine and urgent automated investigations. The department's equipment includes Roche cobas 8000 including p512 pre sorter and MPA pre analytics, Integra 400, Roche e411, freezing point osmometer and the 9180 direct ISE analyser.
Currently the laboratory operates an 8am to 8pm working day (Mon - Fri) with rostered Saturday and Sunday mornings (time-off-in-lieu). A non-voluntary single discipline out-of-hours service (i.e. overnight, weekends and Bank Holidays) is in operation and is worked as part of the 37.5hrs. All shifts are compliant with Agenda for Change. The successful applicant will be expected to appropriately contribute in all rotas once trained. This may include weekend and night shifts where required.
The laboratory is located on Level minus 1 of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and provides a comprehensive pathology service to many Service Users including UHB Trust, Private Hospitals, General Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners.
We are looking to fill the post in the automation section of Biochemistry with an individual who is experienced, self-motivated and an excellent communicator. You must be HCPC registered, possess a Degree or MSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent, FIBMS or Higher specialist Diploma, holding a Post Graduate management qualification.
The post has an extended deadline to ensure we give all suitable candidates the opportunity to apply and to visit the department. The suitable candidate will be involved in the refreshment project of the analytical platforms within the automation section which will begin in April 2019. In addition QEHB has recently merged with HGS (Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals) under the University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFT umbrella and this with the STP plan for Birmingham and Solihull will result in major changes and alignments of Pathology across Birmingham during 2019.
Applicants for the post will need to have an extensive knowledge of Biochemistry with a special interest in automation, laboratory and information systems, plus a developed understanding of the requirements for UKAS and Quality Management Systems; they will need to be enthusiastic and able to maintain and develop high standards of quality and enjoy working as part of a team.
Taking responsibility for departmental development, duties include support