Biomedical Scientist


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April 27, 2022
Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Tom Lester
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Biomedical Scientist

Leamington Spa

£26.42 per hour

Full time, 18 month contract

Sign out Manager must be HCPC registered and be a practising biomedical scientist that should not work outside their defined field of competence. The Sign out Manager is required for the analysis of data (primarily PCR) generated by the clinical laboratory team to provide diagnostic results, initially for COVID 19 diagnosis. Hence, this role requires the individual to be experienced in molecular biology methods.
The Sign out Manager will provide assurance to the Laboratory Senior Management team through data analysis of the credibility of test results produced within the service laboratory as well as assisting the Principle Scientists and Associate Principle Scientists in the management of the laboratory.
The post holder will interpret highly complex data to verify and confirm results for diagnostic tests and sign out reports.
They are required to perform and provide quality assurance through data analysis and assist in overseeing teams conducting the end to end lab processes and the analysis of PCR data generated by these clinical laboratory teams.
This includes the ability to think critically and problem solve to ensure lab processes are carried out according to lab accreditation standards. The BMS will be responsible for the effective identification and escalation of risks and issues, as well as working with Shift Supervisors, Quality Managers and Health and Safety Managers to ensure the highest lab standards are met.

Other responsibilities may also include being responsible for the supervision or training the less experienced staff in their area of competence.

Clinical Data Reporting
1. Act as a clinical expert, leading data signoff, reviews of queries and anomalies; recording, assessment, and mitigation of risks, escalating where appropriate.
2. Lead a team of Analysts ensuring the quality of clinical result reporting
3. Review test results, maintain legible work records and enter findings into the laboratory information system (LIMS) and associated IT systems.
4. Prepare and provide statistical and other information as required.
5. Responsible for the accurate maintenance of all records pertaining to the activities of the areas of responsibility.
6. Ensure that all staff meet the necessary standards of speed, quality and accuracy, appropriate to the level of experience and training.
7. Responsible for OOS and NC investigations relating to data reporting, implementing any procedural changes required by the Laboratory Shift Manager and disseminate information relating to them.
8. Responsible for the identification, promotion of and implementation of efficiency measures within clinical data reporting.
9. Work with senior staff in the other departments to ensure efficiency measures identified are implemented as needed.

Quality Assurance
1. Work with Laboratory Shift Manager and Lead Scientists to supervise the work of staff in conjunction with other senior members of staff, setting an appropriately high example of conduct.
2. Achieve, demonstrate, maintain and promote scientific & technical excellence; together with laboratory management team, lead by example to ensure high professional standards amongst the scientific, technical and support staff within the laboratory.
3. Support and help to develop the training of the laboratory staff at all levels including supporting the induction, training & competencies of staff and ensuring contemporaneous completion of all induction, training & competency records.
4. Participate, as requested, in training of new employees
5. Asist in the development, coordination and maintenance of the laboratory’s programme of continuous improvement in accordance with internal and external quality systems and within the framework of continuous service review.
6. To work with the quality department to ensure all necessary quality standards are met, including UKAS ISO15189.
7. Assist in the participation in and adherence to the procedures for both internal and external quality control (including national External Quality Assurance Schemes, NEQAS), thereby providing quality assurance in test results produced.

Essential Desirable
• HCPC Registered to practise as a Biomedical Scientist in a molecular biology field or equivalent qualification acceptable to the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and the Health Professions Council for registration.
• Biomedical Science degree
• Evidence of Continual Professional Development
• Scientific knowledge in molecular biology of infectious diseases/genetic disorders
• An understanding of the meaning of results to enable authorisation and appropriate action in dealing with abnormal or unusual results
• Extensive experience in a laboratory preferably in molecular or microbiology including experience in using a variety of PCR methods (end-point, quantitative and real-time PCR methods)
• Computer literacy, with a working knowledge of LIMS, Microsoft Word & Excel
• Experience of training and supervising staff in a laboratory setting

• Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
• Can work with minimal supervision
• Attention to detail. Education:
• Additional appropriate specialist qualification if required.
• Higher-level degree/qualification (e.g. MSc, Higher Specialist portfolio)
• Currently participation in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences CPD scheme

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