Apprentice Biomedical Scientist - Degree (Level 6)
University Hospitals Of Leicester Nhs
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
Biomedical Scientists form the main part of the workforce of pathology laboratory services. They are responsible for testing samples from patients to support doctors and healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has pathology laboratories at all three of our hospitals. Most of our specialist laboratory services are based at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
We have a number of opportunities for Apprentice Biomedical Scientists. This post would be ideal for school leavers or those who have left further education within the last few years who have the drive and ambition to work hard and further their education. Whilst completing a 4 year BSc Honours degree in Applied Biomedical Science by day release at Nottingham Trent University you will also be working and learning in one of the following Pathology Laboratories:-
- Blood Sciences
- Clinical Biochemistry – investigation of disease by measurement of biological markers e.g. enzymes, hormones, trace elements, toxicology
- Haematology – investigation of blood constituents e.g. Blood cells; platelets; coagulation factors
As an apprentice you will:
- Learn how to perform laboratory analyses associated with the post, including maintaining appropriate records and documentation
- Undertake quality control procedures and examine quality control results to identify poor performance
- Participate in the operation, routine maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment
- Assist with the development of new methods and the implementation of new technology
After graduating and completion of a state registration portfolio the apprentice will be eligible to apply for positions as a state registered biomedical scientist (Agenda for Change band 5) and be ready to begin their IBMS Specialist portfolio.
- Evidence of good written skills
- Good communication skills
- Able and willing to follow instruction and learn new tasks
- Able to work flexibly as part of a team
- Willing to learn and to take responsibility for their own development
- Willing to organise own workload
- A basic awareness of the role of the Pathology service in a Healthcare Setting
- Awareness of Equality & Valuing Diversity Principle
- Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection
- Able to attend work at the required times & commitment to completing the apprenticeship
A-levels x3 – BBB, including Biology; or BTEC Extended Diploma or 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications including an A-level grade B equivalent in Biology and GCSEs - English and maths minimum grade C/4.
4 year BSc Honours degree in Applied Biomedical Science by day release at Nottingham Trent University
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