Automated biochemistry section manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

We’re looking for an HCPC registered biomedical scientist to lead the automated biochemistry section of our UKAS accredited department of clinical biochemistry at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in a large, busy teaching hospital laboratory and to use your skills to shape the future of the service.

You will need to be:

  • an excellent communicator
  • well organised
  • enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • able to lead a large and diverse team
  • dedicated to patients
  • knowledgeable in clinical biochemistry and laboratory automation
  • committed to improvement

The automated biochemistry section at Southampton processes around 3,300 samples per day with a test repertoire that supports a large teaching hospital. Clinical specialties that the laboratory supports are wide ranging and include cancer care, bone marrow transplantation, neurosciences, cardiothoracics, paediatric and neonatal intensive care, ophthalmology and vascular surgery. You will have day to day technical and managerial responsibility for this busy section as well as managerial responsibility for the point of care laboratory.  

You will be required to work 37.5 hours per week including occasional evening and weekend working.

The clinical biochemistry department holds UKAS accreditation and incorporates automated biochemistry (including Point of Care), specialist biochemistry, Trace Elements and chromatography.

Automated biochemistry equipment includes two Beckman Coulter AU5800s and two Beckman Coulter DxI800s connected to a Beckman Coulter Power Express track as well as a standalone Beckman Coulter AU680.

UHS is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey it ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement and fourth best nationally for the proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton is a vibrant city offering a wide variety of facilities such as the West Quay shopping complex and is an international centre for ocean sailing and other water sports. The city is ideally situated to be within easy reach of London, the New Forest and the South Downs, with the Isle of Wight on the doorstep and access to the continent by air and sea nearby.

Interviews will take place on Monday March 11th 2019

Closing Date – Sunday, 17 February

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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11 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ 42,414 - £ 49,969 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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