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Advanced Healthcare Scientist (Senior Biomedical Scientist (BMS))

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Biochemistry
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
20/02/2018 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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The Eastern Pathology Alliance is a Hub and Spoke Network encompassing the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (Hub), the James Paget University Hospital (spoke) and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn (spoke).

The service comprises Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology, Endocrinology, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Cytogenetic’s and Molecular Genetics, collectively known as Laboratory Medicine. The NNUH Hub Laboratory is responsible for the delivery of all community work for the Norfolk CCG’s, West Norfolk CCG and Gt.Yarmouth and Waveney CCG. In addition, the Laboratory Medicine Department is responsible for the delivery of the JPUH and QEH “cold” work that includes Immunology and Endocrinology.

The Toxicology-Endocrinology section of the NNUH provides a wide range of analytical services over the two disciplines. This Senior BMS role is based in the Endocrinology part of the section, and as such the role involves the day-to-day running of this service, utilising several immunoassay analysers from various manufacturers (Siemens, Roche, IDS, Perkin–Elmer). The test repertoire includes routine and esoteric endocrinology (e.g. testosterone, oestradiol, DHEAS, SHBG, ACTH, etc.), tumour markers, CSF oligoclonal bands, and is the site of the Supra-regional Assay and Advice Service for Calcium and Bone Metabolism Markers. The section also provides the 1st trimester maternal serum screening service for Down’s, Edwards’, and Patau’s syndromes for Norfolk, and the Senior BMS is involved in the processing and reporting of these samples, as well as interacting with the service users.

Previous experience of endocrinology and/or maternal serum screening programmes would give candidates a distinct advantage.

As post holder you will report to the Chief BMS for the section, who is also responsible for the Toxicology part of the section, which includes urine drugs of abuse, immunosuppressant drug monitoring, trace element analysis, and urine metadrenalines & 5-HIAA. You will be expected to ensure compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards, including ISO 15189.

Hours of Work: Full Time 37.5 hours per week. At present there is not an expectation for the successful candidate to work shifts or weekends; however this could change dependent on the demands on the service.

Opening Date for Applications: 6th February 2018 


Closing Date for Applications: 20th February 2018 

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Paul Brookes
CBMS Toxicology and Endocrinology
01603 287430

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