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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
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University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
28/09/2017 23:59
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Biomedical Scientist in Virology & Molecular Pathology - Band 5

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

As part of our service development we are looking to recruit band 5 positions within the Virology & Molecular pathology department based at the University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

This is a multidisciplinary department providing a diagnostic service across a wide range of tests including viral serology, viral PCR, genomic investigations and determination of oncogenic mutation for treatment options

As a Biomedical Scientist in Pathology the post holder is responsible for the delegated tasks required for the delivery of a fit-for-purpose medical laboratory service analyzing and reporting on blood, urine, faeces and other body materials to achieve the objectives of efficient and effective patient care and proficient resource management within the hospital.
Subject to contract and competence assessment the post holder may discharge analytical duties either working alone or as part of a small team.

The post holder will be required to participate in a shift service from 8am - 6pm 7 days per week and may need to work across CWPS sites

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviors in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviors Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviors. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behavior.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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