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Microbiology Services
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Derby Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pa
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59
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COVID-19 Vacancy Biomedical Scientist

Band 5

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

At University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust patients are at the centre of all we do.

The newly created Derbyshire Pathology serves both the Royal Derby Hospital Pathology and Chesterfield Royal Hospital Pathology Services and is hosted by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation.

The single clinically lead Management Team for Derbyshire Pathology aims to

  • Provide a sustainable and efficient high quality pathology service for Derbyshire
  • Standardisation of end to end processes
  • Accreditation of the combined service to United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO: 15189 to assure our users of the highest technical standards and quality of service in all that we do
  • Standardisation of pricing models for the users of our service.

If you are a Biomedical Scientist and would relish a new challenge, then we would love to hear from you. This is an exciting time to join us as you will play a pivotal role in our newly formed service whilst putting your technical skills in practice.  

Your career starts here. Join us and become a key part of #TeamUHDB

You will be working as part of the newly formed Derbyshire Pathology Service within the Microbiology Laboratory at Royal Derby Hospital.

We’re looking for a passionate and committed individual who shares our values and want to invest in continuously to improve and transform our services.

Key Requirements of the role:

  • HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent
  • Experience of Microbiology
  • Knowledge of recognition and identification of bacteria and other micro-organisms
  • Flexibility in your approach as there is the requirement to work out of hours and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills together with excellent organisational skills are essential requirements for this post

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
  • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 28 January 2021

Interview date: 11 February 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises; this includes Covid-19 secure areas. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or you have been instructed to self-isolate by track and trace and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview. 

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rebecca Turner - Microbiology Service Manager

Tel: 01332 788219


If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
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01332 786187
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