We are looking for top talent to join the UK’s leading and fastest growing pathology company – a scientific organisation with a clinical purpose.
Working in partnership with our service partners, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital, Bedford NHS Hospital Trusts, and Princess Royal University Hospital we aim to set the standard for the future of pathology.
We are looking for a Senior BMS with extensive experience in Histopathology and a special interest in quality to join our team.
Applications are invited for this exciting post within the Department of Histopathology at King’s College Hospital. The Department of Histopathology provides a comprehensive, UKAS accredited diagnostic service across South London and receives specialist referrals from all over the country. The Department currently processes approximately 25,000 surgical specimens per year, offering an impressive range of diagnostic techniques including routine histopathological methods, immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence, molecular pathology and a Mohs Micrographic Surgery service.
The successful candidate will join an excellent team providing an efficient and effective histopathology service to a busy hospital. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with good interpersonal, leadership and organisational skills and ideally have experience of leading a section of the laboratory.
This post is for an experienced HCPC registered Senior Biomedical Scientist (BMS), operating at a supervisory, senior level and based within the Core Laboratory section of the department. The post holder will handle surgical and post mortem specimens. The post holder will perform analytical procedures necessary for the histological diagnosis of disease.
In acting as a section lead in various areas of the department on a rotational basis, the post holder will perform and/or monitor procedures ensuring that they are performed to accredited standards while supervising band 5/6 and trainee BMS staff, Associate Practitioners and Senior Assistant Technical Officers (SATO’s). The post holder will liaise with pathologists, clinicians and laboratory staff to ensure delivery of a professional and efficient diagnostic service. The post holder will be required to supervise staff and take responsibility for the maintenance of quality in the section, reporting directly to the Operations Manager for the Core Laboratory.
The post holder will be required to participate in a Moh’s Micrographic surgery frozen section service, training will be provided if there is no previous experience. The post holder will also be eligible to participate in the mandatory weekend on-call service.
Tissue Sciences at King's has the privilege to work together with other hospitals and organisations to form the South London NHS Genomic Medicine Centre which has been established to help deliver the 100,000 Genome Project to patients and families with cancer or rare diseases. This will help create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS which aims to transform the way people are cared for.
The service is delivered by a dynamic team of 33 Biomedical Scientists and support staff spread across the Core Laboratory, Advanced Diagnostics sections and the office. We hold full IBMS training laboratory approval and participate in multiple external quality assurance schemes and demonstrate a strong commitment to continual quality improvement.
The postholder must have experience of compliance with standards as required within work duties such as ISO 15189 (2012) and other relevant professional and legislative bodies.
Interviews will be held November 20, 2019
Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Equality of opportunity is our policy.
Our Bank workers enjoy competitive market rates and flexible contract assignments across all of our sites, dependant on your availability and location.
For our Permanent workforce we offer a competitive benefits package. As well as offering competitive salaries, all employees are also entitled to:
Contributory pension scheme
Generous annual leave entitlement
Performance related pay
Annual incentive plan for all employees
Ground breaking development opportunities
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
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