Biomedical Scientists-Haematology
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust - Huntingdon

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The ground-breaking venture between Circle, the employee co-owned hospital group, and Hinchingbrooke Hospital has begun. Following unprecedented planning sessions with 1200 of the hospital workforce, an ambitious plan for transformation has emerged. Hinchingbrooke healthcare professionals and clinicians are now united around an objective to become one of the top ten district general hospitals in the country by excelling in four areas: patient safety, patient experience, staff engagement and value for money.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join our team and contribute to this historic transformation programme. Like John Lewis, Circle are employee co-owned, and run hospitals on their founding principle of devolving power to those closest to patients through clinical leadership.

Hinchingbrooke has now been divided into a number of clinician-led clinical units. Through these units, clinicians and healthcare professionals will enjoy complete autonomy over the development and delivery of their patients’ whole pathway of care.

Current and future employees of Hinchingbrooke will remain employees of the Trust with NHS contracts on NHS terms and conditions of employment - including NHS pension arrangements

An associated teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge, the Trust delivers district general hospital services for the people of Huntingdonshire and the surrounding areas. The Trust provides a wide range of outpatient, day case and inpatient services, a 24/7 Accident & Emergency Department and Maternity service. In addition, the Trust hosts paediatrics and SCBU services on behalf of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. (The Circle operating franchise does not apply to the staff or services of Cambridgeshire Community Services.)

For more information about the Hospital and the Circle Partnership please visit www.hinchingbrooke.nhs.uk or www.circlepartnership.co.uk

Previous applicants need not apply
We are looking for enthusiastic HPC registered biomedical scientists who must be highly motivated to join our haematology team. You will rotate through all areas of haematology, coagulation and blood transfusion, which provide a comprehensive service to Hinchingbrooke Hospital and the local General Practitioners. The laboratory is currently working towards a multidisciplinary approach and a willingness to participate is essential. The department has been approved by the HPC for training and CPD is actively encouraged. Opportunities for further education are available.

The department is well equipped and fully computerised. We work an extended working day (08:30-20:30). Participation in the out of hours’ roster is essential.

Current Hinchingbrooke employees who are affected by change and meet the essential criteria for this role will be given first preference over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Second preference will be given to applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the Cambridgeshire Health System who will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the minimum criteria of the person specification.

Please note that unless specified all communications from the Trust to applicants will be via NHS Jobs so we recommend you check your NHS Jobs account on a regular basis.

Staff benefits include excellent pension, maternity and sick pay schemes • on-site nursery • subsidised restaurant • easy & cheap staff parking • flexible working options • retail & leisure discounts

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, for jobs that are not on the national shortage occupation list, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post. The Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test - this is the test the UK Border Agency requires employers to complete to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website and also the UKBA Points Calculator (see links)

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check

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