HCA Laboratories – London
Senior Biomedical Scientist - Histology
HCA Laboratories, Shropshire House
Working hours: 37.5 per week
Highly competitive salary + Benefits (pension, private health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)
As a Senior Biomedical Scientist, you will assist the Biomedical Scientist 3 and liaise with Section Head with the day to day and strategic management of the Histopathology Department. In this role, you will be required to use your skills, theory of Histology and knowledge to provide a high quality and effective Histopathology laboratory service.
Duties and Responsibilities
Follow HCA Labs standing policies and procedures to ensure an efficient delivery of laboratory service.
Practice as an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist and maintain registration.
To comply with the code of practice of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and HCPC and work consistently to ISO 15189 (2012) and UKAS accreditation.
Carryout unsupervised routine and complex investigations and analysis of tissue using specialised laboratory equipment.
Assist with the teaching of new staff.
The use of skills, theory of Histology, and knowledge to provide a high quality and effective Histopathology laboratory service.
Perform timely and accurate processing of samples and perform laboratory techniques in accordance with departmental approved SOPs, including but not limited to the following:
Biopsy transfer (excludes samples requiring dissection) Embedding Microtomy Special staining techniques QC of slides at send out Performing Frozen section techniques.
Assist the BMS3 and liaise with Section Head with the day to day and strategic management of the Histopathology Department.
Assist the Section Head/BMS3 to manage the space and equipment allocated to the department to ensure an efficiently delivered service.
Assist with the establishment and development of departmental policies and procedures to ensure an efficient delivery of laboratory service.
Assist Section Head/BMS3 in the formulation of departmental strategies for the training and development of all non-medical staff within the department and users of the service as appropriate.
Assist Section Head/BMS3 to develop and maintain contingency plans for the department.
Skills & Experience
HCPC Registered and experience of working as a BMS
Member of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences is desirable
About the Facility
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care. 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 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.