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Principal Clinical Scientist
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Whittington Hospital
£52,643 - £58,558 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Salary period
25/10/2020 23:59
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Principal Clinical Scientist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.



Principal Clinical Scientist

Applications are invited for a Principal Clinical Scientist (8a) to join our Blood Sciences Department as clinical lead in Biochemistry at Whittington Health.

The Whittington is a welcoming and friendly workplace and the department benefits from excellent links with both specialist clinicians and general practitioners. The department is UKAS 15189:2012 accredited.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised and highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to take up the post for our professional and friendly team. The post holder will collaborate with and support the Consultant Clinical Scientist to provide a clinical advisory service on diagnosis and treatment of patients to medical and nursing staff at the Whittington Health, to General Practitioners and other users of the pathology service.

Suitable candidates must be HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist and have FRCPath Part I. Support will be provided for completion of Part II.

Pathology services at Whittington Health are within the London 1 Pathology Network and are in discussion regarding the transition of pathology services into a hub and spoke model.

There will be a presentation required as part of the interview process. This will be distributed to those individuals shortlisted.

 It is likely that interviews will be held by Microsoft teams.

For further details/ information contact:

Rebecca Edwards, Principal Clinical Biochemist

020 7288 5046

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rebecca Edwards
Job title
Principal Clinical Biochemist
Email address
Telephone number
0207 288 5046
Additional information

Jayne Fowler – Acting Pathology Manager

0207 288 3130


If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 5925
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