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To perform, analyse and document both routine and complex laboratory work commensurate with the professional grade.
· To ensure that all tasks are performed in accordance with current policies, all relevant regulatory requirements and with due regard to underpinning scientific principles.
· To contribute to and perform the interpretation and validation of laboratory work with the degree of responsibility commensurate with state registration.
An existing BMS 1 or recently State Registered Trainee BMS ideally with some experience in routine aspects of
Haematology or Clinical Chemistry procedures.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Degree or equivalent, accredited by the IBMS for the purpose of State Registration.
State Registered BMS
Evidence of current Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Good scientific and technical skills
Good level of computer literacy
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work both as part of the team and as an individual
Flexible and proactive attitude to change
Biomedical Scientist job description
3 Participate in the effective running of the department, ensuring that the quality of work performed is of the highest standard and that work is performed in a timely manner.
4 To ensure that all tasks are performed in accordance with current policies, all relevant regulatory requirements and with due regard to underpinning scientific principles.
5 To be responsible for areas of activity or expertise as applicable, as agreed with the departmental manager. To rotate through all sections of the Blood Sciences Department to include; Haematology, Transfusion, Immunology and Clinical
Chemistry as required.
6 To use the APEX computer laboratory information system or other data management systems for data processing and collection.
7 Participate in internal and external quality assurance exercises as required to ensure that quality standards are maintained. To comply with the Quality Policies and Procedures of the laboratory.
8 To participate in the maintenance of equipment and stock rotation of reagents and consumables.
9 To maintain, standardize and evaluate analytical equipment and keep relevant records. To participate in any computer or equipment testing and validations as required by the departmental manager. Following training, troubleshoot and repair laboratory analytical systems.
10 Be flexible and professional in the maintenance of cover especially in times of operational difficulty, emergency and/or staff absences. Participate in the resolution of day to day problems within the laboratory or section so that work is completed to
an agreed timetable.
Biomedical Scientist job description
11 Communicate effectively and professionally with other laboratory staff, hospital staff and other service users, in order to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory and to promote a high quality service.
· To contribute to the safe and effective running of the laboratory or section in order to meet the goals and objectives.
To rotate throughout the sections within Blood Sciences.
· To contribute to both core and non core hours laboratory services.
1 To analyse pathological specimens. To document, calculate, validate and authorise patient result data using the knowledge and initiative expected of a State Registered Biomedical Scientist, including interpretation of results that will impact directly on
2 To make appropriate judgements and take appropriate urgent action when abnormal and unexpected results are encountered, commensurate with the knowledge and experience expected of a Biomedical Scientist.
12 Visit wards, clinics or other approved sites to obtain blood samples by venepuncture or capillary sampling and perform patient related procedures as required. To operate and maintain point of care testing equipment as directed.
13 To be involved in research, development and audit projects as appropriate. To develop and implement new laboratory methods and techniques.
14 To fully participate in the delivery of training programmes, which may include those of trainees, laboratory support staff and visitors. This may include the supervision and assessment of the work and conduct of trainee and laboratory support staff.
15 Participate in a regular review of personal development and performance which
Setting and review of personal objectives
To provide evidence of updating of professional skills and knowledge and awareness of best practice. The department will provide opportunities for such continuing professional development and will encourage participation in an external CPD scheme.
Identification of training and development needs incorporating peer review of competence in laboratory procedures and policies
Review of personal training and development records
15 Maintain state registration with the Health Professions Council including participation
of personal CPD..
16 Take personal responsibility for maintaining a safe environment for your work avoiding unnecessary risks to yourself and others, and in compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations and policies. Ensure compliance with Trust policies for the control of infection.
17 To maintain confidentiality at all times. This will involve dealing with confidential and sensitive patient information, often in a one to one environment with the patient, remaining professional at all times.
18 The post will involve agreed rotation into other areas as appropriate to the grade.
ANTICOAGULANT CONTROL (These duties will only be required after a minimum of six
months post registration experience in Haematology)
1. To work with distressed or ill patients on a regular basis. To comfort and re-assure them
whilst obtaining blood samples whilst participating in anticoagulant control as detailed below.
Basic level-Biomedical Scientist job description
To participate in patient anticoagulant management at a “basic” level using the “Dawn”
Anticoagulant software, following the criteria set by the Consultant Haematologists. As part
of this role, the postholder must be aware of the requirement to;
1. Be able to assess a patient’s clinical state from information given and decide if it is
appropriate to dose anticoagulants.
2. Be aware of severe clinical presentations where immediate referral to a clinician is
3. Be able to dose a patient using the Dawn software, where the INR falls within the range
of 1.5 to 4.9. To be aware of the risks to the patient’s wellbeing and ways of clinical
referral when the patient’s INR is outside the therapeutic range.
4. Know the procedure for patient referral should Tinzaparin or Vitamin K treatment be
5. Know the procedure to arrange for clinical dosing advice when the patient presents prior
to dental or surgical procedure.
6. Be aware of the prescribed medications that may affect the INR result and
correspondingly the patient’s anticoagulant therapy.
7. Be aware of the herbal products, food supplements, dietary changes and health food
shop products that may effect the INR result and correspondingly the patient’s
8. Keep up to date with new drug and therapies that impact on Warfarin dosing