Biomedical Scientist - Haematology
Develop your career with HCA Healthcare UK – The world’s largest private hospital group and winners of ‘The Best Private Healthcare Provider 2016.’HCA Laboratories has over 35 years’ experience in providing pathology services, for acute care in our HCA Hospitals, IVF Clinics, Insurance work, healthcare screening and GP services. We have a number of sites within central London, with the main locations at Wimpole Street and Shropshire House. We have further laboratories at The London Bridge Hospital, Leaders in Oncology Care, Harley Street and The Platinum Medical Centre with further planned development inside the London area. We cover all disciplines in pathology including allergy, biochemistry and endocrinology, haematology and blood transfusion, histopathology and cytology, immunology, and microbiology and serology, with each laboratory equipped with the best available analytical instrumentation.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS POST:
1. Speedy and accurate processing of samples, the interpretation and validation of results and to assist the department Head in Hematology as required.
2. To provide a quality, multi-disciplinary analytical role enabling the provision of a comprehensive 24 hour service for laboratory users.
3. To work as a team member within Biochemistry bringing any problems which may affect the provision of the service to the attention of Department Head.
The salary is competitive increasing depending on experience (37.5 hrs p/w.)
Duties & Responsibilities
•Speedy and accurate processing of samples
•Interpretation, validation and timely reporting of results
•Monitor and enter results from referral laboratories
•Participate in the multi-disciplinary Night Shift Rota and cover HCA Labs satellite facilities as required.
•Deal with telephone enquiries
•Ensure equipment in Haemotology working correctly
•Ensure internal and external quality schemes are performed
•Liaise and assist specimen Reception and other sections within the laboratory
•Adhere to Health and Safety policies
•Follow HCA policies and procedures
•Follow SOP’s and in accordance with manufacturers operating instructions
•Stock control and rotation
•Identify own training and development needs and undertake training/education as required. Achieve competence in the areas outlined in the training manual. Attend HCA mandatory training
•Maintain professional development records in compliance with IBMS and HCPC requirements. Treat all users of the service in an efficient and courteous manner and to ensure that all enquiries that cannot be dealt with directly are passed on to an appropriate senior member of the department
Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years post registration experience within Haemotology
• BSc (MSc not mandatory)
• HCPC Registered
• Evidence of continual personal development
About The Individual
The successful candidate will possess a high level of concentration, precision and accuracy, ensuring that all results are returned with accurate information in a timely manner. They will have the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and encourage others to do the same. Finally, they will have a customer focused attitude at all times, working with the team to ensure their processes are efficient and effective.