Specialist Biomedical Scientist
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
London
14d ago

We are looking for a Specialist BMS with extensive experience in Histopathology.

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 24,000 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.

This post is for an experienced HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist (BMS), operating 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.

The post holder will perform procedures ensuring that they are performed to accredited standards while supervising band 5, 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 have a close working relationship with all colleagues but will be required to report 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. 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 27 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 on September 4, 2018

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