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Clinical Scientist

Band 8a

Main area
Blood Sciences
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 per week
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Hull Royal Infirmary
£44,606 - £50,819 PA**
26/06/2019 23:59

    • Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has an opportunity for an enthusiastic Clinical Scientist specialising in Biochemistry to contribute to the ongoing success of the Blood Sciences domain of Pathology.

We provide a centralised service located with a state-of-the-art facility, providing clinical support to two major Teaching Hospital sites covering the City of Hull as well as East Yorkshire. The Trust provides specialist services in all major medical domains with tertiary services across large geographical areas.

This vacancy is for Band 8a Clinical Scientist and is a progressive role requiring a commitment to training towards FRC Path in Clinical Biochemistry. Candidates must be HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist. Appointment will depend upon the stage of training; for appointment at Band 8A you will require knowledge/equivalence evidenced by Part 1 FRC Path or equivalent and for Band 7 will require registration/equivalence as an HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist. A PhD is desirable, though not essential. Our Consultant led team includes scientific and medical Consultants, staff in Registrar and STP training, and close association with Immunology and Haematology Clinical Scientists. Liaison between these service areas is a key requirement of the Blood Sciences Department.

Regular duties will involve clinical authorisation and clinical liaison on a rostered basis. Other significant duties include scientific service development using research methods, and working alongside clinical areas to evaluate and implement better quality diagnostic strategies. Research will be encouraged.

Our department processes over 8.5 million tests per year with growth and development in all areas from POCT to LCMSMS. We have an excellent track record for training and retention for substantive posts. We are an accredited training centre for STP/HSST training with great opportunities to get involved. Support for training and development is seen as a priority, as we recognise that it provides mutual benefit to the department and the job holder.

The Hospital has a central location within this City of Culture and is easily reached from all areas of the City and the many rural towns and villages in surrounding areas. There is always parking, and free bus routes also operate. We also have a choice of very good schools, plus excellent transport links to the wider world.

This is a full-time post, but applications for part-time and job share are welcome.

We organise our time using a flexitime policy.

**  Salary relates to year 2 of 3 year NHS pay deal

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Further details / informal visits contact

We encourage enquiries and visits to see the full benefit of the opportunities we can offer. For further information, please contact: Dr Rachel Wilmot, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Clinical Lead for Blood Sciences, e-mail,  tel 01482 607821

or Dr Deepa Narayanan, Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine, email: Tel 01482 607743