Barts Trust delivers a spectrum of specialized services and cutting-edge facilities across its five London hospitals, extending quality healthcare to a diverse population of over 2.5 million individuals. As one of the largest NHS trusts in England, Barts oversees St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Newham Hospital, Mile End Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital, and The Royal London Hospital.
Job Purpose:As a vital member of the laboratory team under the guidance of the Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist, the Biomedical Scientist role demands flexibility, including weekend and bank holiday availability, encompassing a minimum of 37.5 hours per week in adherence to Agenda for Change (AfC) Terms and Conditions. This HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist will deliver a patient-centric, cost-effective, and efficient service. Collaborating closely with the line manager and training leads, the candidate is expected to showcase proficiency and competence in their designated work area at an agreed expertise level. The role entails rotational assignments across various laboratory sections and collaboration with different laboratories within the ESEL Pathology Partnership, involving participation in either the AfC hybrid (day & night) or permanent night shift patterns.
Main Duties, Responsibilities, and Result Areas:
Technical and Scientific:
- Execute routine examination procedures within the scope and in accordance with standard operating procedures and policies.
- Conduct routine preventative maintenance on analytical instrumentation, addressing any unplanned maintenance to rectify instrument or assay non-conformity.
- Perform acceptance testing of analytical instrumentation and examination procedures before analyzing patient samples, implementing corrective actions for any deviations from acceptance criteria.
- Conduct first-line reviews of internal quality checks and external quality assessments (EQA) as per standard operating procedures.
- Verify works undertaken by manufacturer engineers.
- Evaluate the technical authenticity of patient results and implement countermeasures following standard operating procedures.
- Communicate validated critical patient results to relevant clinical teams in a timely manner as per departmental standard operating procedures.
- Ensure accuracy of patient results through vigilant monitoring and maintenance of laboratory apparatus.
- Monitor the outstanding test list to prevent analyte stability, clinical need, or service level agreement breaches.
- Record information on the pathology computer system, ensuring compliance with national and local data standards.
- Liaise with clinical staff to ensure optimal service delivery.
- Maintain the integrity of reagents and consumables by monitoring cold and ambient storage areas, taking immediate remedial action for temperature deviations.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office, instrument-specific software, specialized data management software, and the laboratory information system.
- Adhere to local and national policies for the safe, secure, and confidential processing and storage of patient and laboratory information.
- Accurately record relevant information on the laboratory information system and intermediary systems.
- Ensure records are up-to-date and securely stored to comply with ISO15189 standards.
Qualifications and Experience:
- HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.
- Previous experience in a laboratory setting.
- Familiarity with ISO 15189 standards.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, instrument-specific software, and laboratory information systems.
- Possess strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
If you are a dedicated Biomedical Scientist seeking a dynamic role where you can contribute to the efficient operation of the laboratory, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.