We are looking to appoint a dynamic, highly motivated and enthusiastic Healthcare Scientist Band 6 to join one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK, specialising in the diagnostics of leukaemia and lymphoma, as well as other associated haematological malignancies.
This is a newly created post within the expanding Immunophenotyping Department, which forms part of the Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancy Diagnostics Service (SIHMDS).
Our SIHMDS services a population of >
3.5 million people in N London and Essex. This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and innovative service, a laboratory that leads research and is involved in national and international collaborations to help determine the future of flow cytometry.
The Immunophenotyping department sits within the Pathology department, one of the largest in the UK. We have excellent collaborative relationships with industry and often beta test the latest equipment.
We have recently undergone a tender for significant investment in world leading next generation flow cytometry. This state of the art equipment, combined with the introduction of a managed equipment service contract will also lend to an enhanced method of working, as well as offering research and development opportunities.
We are looking for a suitably qualified individual with a good understanding of haematology and leukaemia diagnostics, who is a good team player and is confident to work in a large, comprehensive fast paced Immunophenotyping service within the largest teaching hospital Trust in London with a busy tertiary Cancer Services and stem cell transplantation unit.
All our highly dedicated scientists and support workers are supported by consultant colleagues, and these productive working relationships ensure that all staff are ever mindful of our impact on the patient pathway, as well as forge strong links between laboratory and clinical specialities.
The department has recently been awarded UKAS accreditation to ISO15189 : 2012. All our services are clinically led and underpinned by robust governance structures.
Our commitment to quality management and continual quality improvement is fundamental to our success as a Department. The Department is working towards operating a consultant led on-call / call-in service.
We are supported by an active teaching-hospital environment, with a comprehensive range of IBMS accredited CPD activities and we actively encourage attendance at user groups and professional meetings, with a generous training budget to support attendance.
The department is located in a purpose built Pathology and Pharmacy Building at the Royal London Site. The laboratory is UKAS recommended and has full HCPC / IBMS and AHCS training status.
Candidates should have strong communication, interpersonal, organisational skills, HCPC registration and have completed a Specialist Portfolio or equivalent in Haematology (or equivalent), with an interest in leukaemia diagnostics.
We are looking for an individual with a positive attitude to working in a flexible manner and who will be committed to support the clinical services of the Trust and meet the needs of our patients.