Clinical Scientist

NHS AfC: Band 7/8a

Main area
Blood Sciences
NHS AfC: Band 7/8a
37.5 per week
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Hull Royal Infirmary
£31,696 - £48,514 (top of Band 8a)
22/03/2018 23:59

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Senior/Principal Clinical Scientists (Band 8b and Band 7/8A depending upon the stage of training)

Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has opportunities for 2 enthusiastic Clinical Scientists 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.

The first vacancy is for a Principal Clinical Scientist (8B). Candidates must be HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist and hold FRCPath, or equivalent. Ideally you will have experience in tandem mass spectrometry. The second is a progressive role requiring a commitment to training towards FRCPath 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 FRCPath or equivalent and for Band 7 will require registration/equivalence as an HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist. For both posts 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.

These are full time posts, but applications for part-time and job share are welcome. We organise our time using a flexitime policy.

Closing Date – Wednesday 28th February 2018

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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: Mr John Shepherd, Consultant Clinical Scientist, e-mail, tel 01482 607707 or Dr Rachel Wilmot, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Clinical Lead for Blood Sciences, e-mail,  tel 01482 607821