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Full time: 37.5 Hours per week
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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
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£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
05/06/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Biomedical Scientist - Band 5

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

 There has never been a better time to join our team.

Coventry & Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS) is a long established Managed Network hosted by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW).  We have laboratories in Coventry, Warwick, Nuneaton and Burton. In addition to the acute hospital Trusts in these locations, pathology services are also provided to over 250 GP practices and other community locations.


We are seeking to recruit Biomedical Scientists in Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Pathology, Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion. It is an exciting time in our network as new equipment will be deployed over the next 12 months, and it is an opportunity to be involved in one of the largest and ambitious pathology service developments in the country. This initiative will see the delivery of a state of the art Hub Laboratory for Biochemistry, Immunology, Haematology and Serology services. Our equipment partners are committed to providing support for staff training, service development, research and innovation. This is in addition to our established program in supporting staff through specialist portfolios and the IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma. The UHCW Trust has extensive development plans for staff including the use of Lean tools and development course for aspiring leaders. The departments are UKAS ISO15189:2012 accredited.


Applicants must be HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist and have experience of working in a laboratory in the UK. You should be a highly motivated, forward thinking individual helping to drive the service forward and provide a high quality clinical and technical service to our patients.


Candidates will participate in the 7 day working rotas to provide a 24 hour service where required. Suitably qualified applicants are encouraged to contact the department and arrange a visit with one of our friendly staff.


Please state the Pathology Discipline for which you would like to apply within the supporting information section on your application form.


Previous applicants need not apply


Closing Date:

Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 

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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

Rachel Cleaton on 02476 965404