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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

Employer
Synlab
Location
Basildon
Salary
35392.00 - 42618.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Sector
Biomedical Science
Role
Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Title: Biomedical Scientist Band 6 Microbiology

Location: Basildon

Salary: 35,392 – 42,618 + Joining Bonus of 5,000 and 1,500 wellbeing allowance

Job Type: Full–time, Permanent

SYNLAB is Europe's leading provider of laboratory diagnostic services. Our mission is to provide advanced services in every diagnostic category for the benefit of you and your health.

About the Role:

We are currently recruiting for Specialist Biomedical Scientists to join our fast paced and dynamic Microbiology team. This role is part of a team which provides an efficient and effective Microbiology service to two general hospitals (Southend University/Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Trusts).

The postholder will be expected to be able to rotate through all areas of Microbiology as required, and to perform all designated duties in accordance with local working practices. You will need to perform and interpret routine and specialist biomedical investigations autonomously and to provide patients results within agreed quality standards of service delivery and turnaround times under the supervision of senior staff. You will need to provide professional leadership to Trainee BMS, Associate Practitioner, Laboratory technicians and MLAs in Bacteriology, Molecular biology, and Serology and provide technical advice to clinicians as to the appropriateness of tests and timescales.

Key Responsibilities:

Role specific – Automation Laboratory – Kiestra TLA, MRSA and Urogenital Sections

  • To be experienced in set–up and use of Kiestra automation
  • To monitor workflow in area of responsibility, adjusting protocols to ensure smooth throughput of work and in–line with best practice
  • To work in conjunction with Team Manager for automated ID, AST, wound swabs, providing cover as required

Role specific – Automation Laboratory – Automated ID, AST, reading room and wound swab sections

  • To be experienced in set–up, use and advanced trouble–shooting of automated systems for ID and AST (Maldi–Tof and BD Phoenix)
  • To act as key contact and laboratory link for Infection Control
  • To work in conjunction with Team Manager for Kiestra TLA, MRSA and Urogenital Sections, providing cover as required

Role specific – Manual Bacteriology – CL3, Mycology and Waste Management

  • To be experienced in set–up, use and advanced trouble–shooting of liquid TB culture platform (BD MGIT)
  • To ensure correct procedures are adhered to with regard to handling of CL3 and Schedule 5 organisms
  • To oversee autoclave room, ensuring safe practice is adhered to
  • To work in conjunction with Team Manager for Blood culture, Sterile body fluid, Faeces, Environmental sections, providing cover as required

Role specific – Manual Bacteriology – Blood culture, Sterile body fluid, Faeces, Environmental sections

  • To be experienced in set–up, use and advanced trouble–shooting of blood culture platform (BD FX) in ESLs and Hub
  • To oversee training and competency assessment of staff loading / unloading BD FX at ESLs
  • To work in conjunction with Team Manager for CL3 and Mycology and waste management

Role specific – NAATs and urinalysis

  • To be experienced in set–up, use and advanced trouble–shooting of automated systems for NAATs (Hologic Panther)
  • To be expert in set–up, use and advanced trouble shooting of automated system for urine microscopy (IQ200 sprint)
  • To be expert in set–up, use and advanced trouble–shooting of automated system GeneXpert

Role specific – Serology

  • To be experienced in set–up, use and advanced trouble–shooting of automated and semi–automated systems for serology (Beckman–Coulter DXi, AU5812, VIDAS, DS2)

About you:

  • HCPC registered, have at least 2 years post registration experience and have a Specialist portfolio or equivalent in Microbiology. We will consider applications from people nearing the completion of their specialist portfolio
  • Able to work across 3 different sites in a 24–7 work environment if required
  • Able to demonstrate a good knowledge and experience of industry standard laboratory information management systems
  • Working knowledge of Microbiological manual and automated techniques and practices
  • Working knowledge of serology and Molecular biology techniques and platforms

Benefits:

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well–being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally.

That's why we're thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to 1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.

Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment.

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Biomedical Scientist, Biomedical Technician, Biochemist, Microbiology Specialist, HCPC Registered Specialist, Biomedical Laboratory Specialist, Microbiologist, BMS, Haematology and Haematology Biomedical Scientist may also be considered for this role.

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