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Clinical Biochemistry
Band 6
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
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Salford Care Organisation
£28,050 - £36,644
31/03/2019 23:59
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Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be.  This is a really exciting time to join our new team.


Applications are invited from highly motivated, experienced and qualified Biomedical Scientists to be part of a dedicated team providing the Clinical Biochemistry service to one of the largest NHS Organisations across the North West of England.

Pathology at Wigan and Salford (PAWS) provides of a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective Clinical Biochemistry service to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT), Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), General Practices within the region and external users of the PAWS service. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust together with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAHNT), have recently formed the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group which serves a population of over 1 million people.

This post will be employed by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, and predominately based at the SRFT site with attendance at WWL and PAHNT sites as required. It is anticipated that in the future, duties could include work based at any of the sites within PAWS or the Northern Care Alliance.

The department provides a comprehensive and wide ranging analytical, interpretative and clinical advisory service for the relevant Trusts and local GPs, in addition to regional services in several specialist areas. The endocrinology section provides a wide range of hormone assays, including a regional steroid service and specialised assays for catecholamines. We are one of only four specialist porphyrin laboratories in the UK recognised by the European Porphyria Network, providing an analytical and clinical advisory service for all forms of porphyria.

The department also provides a comprehensive drug screening service for many trusts in the North West region and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT. The laboratories are fitted with automated equipment and pre-analytics provided by Siemens on the Wigan and Salford sites and by Abbott on the Pennine sites. They are also equipped with Waters Tandem Mass Spectrometers, Agilent ICP-MS instrument for trace metal analysis, Helena Capillary Zone Electrophoresis and provide support to a range of Point of Care Testing equipment across the sites.

This is a unique opportunity to make a major contribution to a successfully integrated department and you will be expected to help realise its potential and that of the enthusiastic team of staff, to be innovative in service development and be able to respond positively to challenges and the external demands of our users across all sites. You must be committed to team working and be able to motivate a team whilst assisting senior staff in providing a high quality service.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.



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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

Mrs Emma Cowling

Biochemistry Operations Manager

0161 206 4992

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 206 5859