Healthcare Scientist Job at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge CB2

Job Description

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 10000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

A permanent, full time vacancy for a Band 5 Healthcare Scientist has arisen within the Leukaemia Cytogenetics laboratory of the Haemato-Oncology Diagnostic Service (HODS).

The HODS group of laboratories provide a multi-disciplinary diagnostic service for the diagnosis and monitoring of haematological malignancies for much of the East Anglian region, including morphology, immunophenotyping, cytogenetic analysis and molecular genetics analysis. The cytogenetics laboratory currently processes approximately 3000 samples annually.

Applicants should have a BSc degree and preferably either be HCPC registered or working towards registration. Alternatively persons enrolled on the Genetic Technologists Voluntary Register (ACGS) will also be considered. Experience in all aspects of cytogenetic processing would be an advantage. The post will involve working with a team of experienced clinical scientists and support staff to provide cytogenetic processing of bone marrow and peripheral blood in the main, but also including FFPE tissue, and other body fluids or tissue as required. The applicant will be responsible for all technical procedures and preparation of cells for Cytogenetic analysis by karyotype and FISH, and so accuracy and an eye for detail is essential.

The successful applicant will, in due course, be trained to undertake some degree of sample analysis and reporting, under supervision of senior staff. The applicant will report to the Lead Clinical Scientist for the laboratory and will be able to attend educational meetings and regional multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDTs) held internally.

The closing date for this vacancy is 19th November 2019

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below – CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

About Company

Company: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Company Location:  Cambridge CB2

Job Category: Healthcare Jobs, Health & Medicine Jobs

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