Band 6 Biomedical Scientist Specialist in Biochemistry

Kennedy Recruitment - 31 May Street, , Belfast, BT1 4NG

Salary: See Job Description
Location: Belfast
Contract Type: Temporary
Date Added: 11/02/2016
Closing Date: 18/02/2016

On behalf of our client, based in Dundonald, we are recruiting a Biomedical Scientist Specialist in Biochemistry This role is ongoing so no definite end date has been specified. The hours to be covered within this role will be evenings and weekends after training has been completed. The duties of the position will be -

*  Undertake routine Laboratory investigations in the department to which they are assigned.

*  Interpret, validate and report results ensuring abnormal results are conveyed to the requesting clinician, both within the Trust and to GP's, in a timely manner. 

*  Perform all necessary quality control procedures to ensure the analytical integrity of the results produced, identifying and implementing first line remedial action in the event of QC failure.

*  Follow department procedures for routine operational maintenance of laboratory analysers and equipment

*  Undertake preliminary fault finding of equipment and assays in the event of breakdown or when quality control procedures indicate loss of performance. Rectify the problem, if possible or initiate contact with supplier/contractor to log incident and obtain advice, update senior BMS staff. 

*  Undertake method and laboratory instrument evaluation as directed by the Head of Section. 

*  Participate in research and development as directed by the Head BMS.

*  Rotate between all sections within the Department as directed by the Head BMS. 

*  Manage own workload to ensure as far as possible that stated laboratory turnaround times are met for both Urgent and routine requests. 

*  Accurately record patient information and result data into laboratory IT systems as required.

*  Create and amend relevant laboratory documents e.g. SOP's, forms etc. as required.

*  Carryout Risk/COSHH assessments as required.

*  Understand and use the Laboratory's quality management system (Q-Pulse) to e.g.view documents and raise/record incidents, accurately record information required for UKAS/CPA accreditation/MHRA compliance. 

*  Participate in Audits as required

*  Assist with department stock control procedures and ensure efficient use of resources for area of responsibility.



Candidates must meet the following criteria -

*  Biomedical Scientist Specialist (Band 6)- Must be registered with the Health& Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Biomedical Scientist AND have completed Specialist Portfolio (or equivalent) in Biochemistry


*  Hold current HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist obtained prior to 2007 and have at least 2 years post HCPC registration laboratory experience in Biochemistry.


Desirable Criteria: 

*  IT skills including use of Microsoft products- word, excel

*  Knowledge of requirements of MHRA and CPA/UKAS ISO 15189 (As applicable)


For this role Kennedy Recruitment are acting in the capacity of a Recruitment Business.


Kennedy Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and a Corporate Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).  Kennedy Recruitment adheres to all current employment legislation.


Candidates should be aware that in the event of a high volume of applicants, we may only be able to contacts those candidates deemed appropriate.

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