SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Band 7 BMS Team Manager- Microbiology

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Basildon, Essex
  • Salary: £43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
  • AfC Banding: 7

We are currently recruiting for Biomedical Scientist Band 7 Team Manager to join our fast paced and dynamic Microbiology team. This role is part of a team which provides an efficient and effective Microbiology service to two general hospitals (Southend University/Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Trusts) and local GP community.

We’re the first lab in the UK to be able to offer some Specialist BMS staff the opportunity to read bacterial cultures from home, utilising BD Kiestra Synapsys technology.

As an important member of our team, you will be fundamental in making a positive difference to our healthcare service. You will receive regular training and coaching to develop your skills and to support you in your working life. We seek candidates who are passionate with good interpersonal skills and the drive to develop their career within our supportive environment.

The main responsibilities of the role are outlined below.

  • To provide clinical analytical services for patients and service users
  • To manage day-to-day staffing in area of responsibility to ensure safe service delivery and maintenance of TATs
  • To be involved in, and in some cases responsible for, service developments
  • To supervise and ensure training and competency assessment of staff in area of responsibility
  • To carry out appraisal of staff
  • To participate and in some cases be responsible for recruitment of staff
  • To be responsible for QC and QA in area of responsibility, ensuring non-conformances are investigated, documented and changes to practice identified where necessary
  • To participate in and undertake audit
  • To be responsible for writing and maintaining SOPs in area of responsibility
  • To report, investigate and monitor errors and incidents as per policies
  • To have oversight of reports released from area of responsibility
  • To authorise default fail queues for area of responsibility (i.e. reports not sent to consultant authorisation)
  • To monitor KPIs for area of responsibility, ensuring TATs are maintained
  • To be responsible for risk and COSHH assessments in area of responsibility
  • To attend, and chair where required, departmental meetings
  • To deputise for Principal BMS as required

Qualifications and experience required:

  • HCPC registered and Specialist portfolio or equivalent in Microbiology.
  • Management qualification to ILM level 3 or relevant experience.
  • MSc / FIBMS (by examination) / IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma and is currently in possession of Fellowship Class of the IBMS or equivalent experience.
  • Able to work across 3 different sites in a 24-7 work environment if required.
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy, numeracy, interpretive skills and good problem-solving skills.
  • Able to demonstrate a good knowledge and experience of industry standard laboratory information management systems and computer applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Statistical Packages.
  • Working knowledge of Microbiological manual and automated techniques and practices.
  • Working knowledge of Molecular biology techniques and platforms.

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.  Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment. For Band 7 – 8c roles, a discretionary team performance bonus payment worth up to 5% of salary per annum.

 About Us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

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