Healthcare Science and Pharmacy

Introduction to Healthcare Science & Pharmacy

Severn Pathology, based at Southmead Hospital, aims to provide a best in class, high quality, innovative, value for money pathology service that serves the needs of the healthcare market in the South-West region. The multi-million pound, four storey building houses NBT’s cellular pathology, neuropathology, genetics and microbiology services and is part of the Science Quarter, which brings together NBT, UK Health Security Agency and the University of Bristol.  

We also host dedicated dispensary and clinical pharmacy teams in our award-winning Brunel Building, optimising the use of medication to promote the health, wellness and disease prevention of patients.

Healthcare Science and Pharmacy opportunities

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Pathology team using equipment

Healthcare Scientists

Pathology doctor using a equipment

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Current Healthcare Sciences Vacancies

Specimen Reception Manager

Job reference
339-RUH4823
Salary
per annum
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday with occasional Saturdays and Bank Holidays)
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Staff Group
Additional Clinical Services
Town
Bristol

Description

BGL delivers genomic testing for over 50,000 samples per year. The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of an efficient specimen reception service for the laboratory. This will be achieved through management of a team of technicians and dedicated specimen reception staff - triaging, booking, and expediting patient samples as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS). The successful candidate will supervise the Specimen Reception area, and its assigned staff, on a day to day basis, as well as a host of associated responsibilities. Associated responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

·         Ensuring staff well-being according to trust policy

·         Recruitment and training of new staff

·         Procurement of equipment and consumables

·         Troubleshooting and dealing with problem samples

·         Delivery of Specimen Reception duties where appropriate

The successful candidate will work under the overall supervision of senior technical staff although a considerable degree of personal autonomy and responsibility is expected.

Applicants will be expected to hold a foundation Degree in relevant science subject, Diploma or equivalent. Experience of Specimen Reception in a pathology setting is essential, as well as experience of training and supervision of other staff. Previous management experience is highly desirable.

Medical laboratory assistant/admin

Job reference
339-TRB4811
Salary
Pro rata
Salary period
Full time, Part time, Flexible working - 37.5 hours per week (Flexible)
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Flexible hours
Staff Group
Additional Professional Scientific and Technical
Town
Westbury on Trym, Bristol

Description

  1. Receive the smear samples from surgeries.
  2. Unpack smear samples and prepare them for processing.
  3. Input sample’s forms data in the system (Winpath) using Chronoscan or manually, scan them if they are not and store the forms in the correct place.

Specimen Reception Assistant

Job reference
339-IDV4806
Salary
per annum
Salary period
Full time, Part time, Job share, Compressed hours - 37.5 hours per week (Opening hours Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm, Saturdays and bank holidays worked on rota basis)
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Staff Group
Healthcare Scientists
Town
Bristol

Description

The successful candidate will work as part of our Preparation Teams - the first step in the sample journey through Bristol Genetics Laboratory. The role involves unpacking deliveries to the laboratory, sorting biological samples and referral information, and entering patient and testing data onto our laboratory computer system. Accurate, meticulous work and good keyboard skills are key to this role.

Assistant Technical Officer

Job reference
339-CCC4807
Salary
per annum (FTE) or pro-rata for part time staff
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (1 x Tuesday to Saturday 14:00 – 22:00)
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Staff Group
Healthcare Scientists
Town
Bristol

Description

Onsite training will be carried out within all areas of the Decontamination Facilities.

  • You will be required to use keyboards, touch screens and scanners.
  • To experience repeated periods of intense concentration.
  • To develop a high degree of manual dexterity, accuracy, precision, and speed.
  • To push/manoeuvre trolleys, manually handle instruments, sets and stock.
  • To work while standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • To understand how to operate a PC, scanners, and label printers in order to operate computerised traceability system.
  • To develop an extensive knowledge of medical devices and their functions.
  • To use your initiative for routine and non-routine day-to-day tasks.

Medical Photographer (Band 5)

Job reference
339-TJC4705-A
Salary
per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9-5; Tuesday 8.30-5; Friday 9-4.30)
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Fixed Term
Staff Group
Healthcare Scientists
Town
Bristol

Description

 

  • To provide a medical photography/video service to inpatients and outpatients of NBT as part of their medical records, medico-legal work, research, teaching and/or publication.  

  • To deliver a service in line with the departmental and Trust guidelines, abiding by all consent, confidentiality and legal guidelines.  

  • To provide a photographic/video support service for public relations activities undertaken by the Trust following national and local standards.  

  • To support the multi-skilling work within the department to ensure an efficient service is delivered in line with departmental service level agreements. 

  • To demonstrate increasing independence and reduction in levels of support as medical photography professional competencies develop 

  • Actively engage in continuing professional development

 

Principal Pharmacist for Neurosciences & Musculoskeletal - Band 8B

Job reference
339-KLE4809
Salary
per annum pro rata
Salary period
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (You will be required to work late shifts, weekends and some bank holidays are required)
Grade
Band 8B
Contract
Staff Group
Additional Professional Scientific and Technical
Town
Bristol

Description

  • To lead and manage a team of band 8a and band 7 specialist pharmacists and band 7 and band 6 rotational pharmacists
  • The division includes tertiary neurology and neurosurgery services, specialist acute stroke, orthopaedics - elective and trauma and rheumatology.
  • Ensure clinical pharmacy continues to develop as a high-quality service, including patient safety, governance, and patient flow, in line with our ICS and hospital medicine optimisation plans.
  • Work closely with pharmacy colleagues and the specialties on strategic plans
  • Identify savings for the specialties and work with them to ensure that the plans are realised
  • Ensure and encourage staff development

Specialist Pharmacy Technician Clinical Trials Progressive Post

Job reference
339-KLE4797
Salary
per annum
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4/5
Contract
Staff Group
Additional Professional Scientific and Technical
Town
Bristol

Description

  • The “set-up” and “close-down” of clinical trials with support from senior team members;
  • Participation in the day-to-day tasks relating to the delivery of clinical trials which includes routine stock control, quality assessment, supporting the dispensing/checking of clinical trial Investigational Medicinal Products (ctIMPs), and the completion of all associated documentation (e.g. temperature monitoring data/reports);
  • Raising of all relevant documentation and controlled pharmacy procedures related to trial activity, which includes the training of all pharmacy staff in aspects of clinical trials (e.g. dispensing staff);
  • Providing support to NBT Pharmacy Technical Services staff who will be responsible for the compounding of any aseptic products into a ready-to-use form for clinical trials;
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with the NBT Research & Development team, Principal Investigators and Research teams;
  • Involvement in CRA (Clinical Research Associate) visits and external audits;
  • Supporting the implementation of service improvements to the Pharmacy clinical trials service

 Please see the job description for a full list of duties.

MHRA and Regulatory Compliance Lead - Band 6

Job reference
339-KLE4817
Salary
per annum
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Staff Group
Additional Professional Scientific and Technical
Town
Bristol

Description

Working effectively as a team member in the provision of MHRA Regulatory compliance within the Pharmacy Department.

 To support development and delivery of a comprehensive wholesale dealing Service to end users, as well as providing Procurement support to the Pharmacy Procurement team.

To lead the WDA (wholesale Dealers Authorisation for Human use) audit programme across the Pharmacy Department, including external audits of 3rd party suppliers of services to the organisation when required. To present findings in accordance with MHRA legislation to department Responsible Person (RP) and deputies at regular service review meetings and QMM.

To be responsible for maintaining a robust integrated WDA system across the Pharmacy Department.

To manage the day-to-day WDA processes to support the department RPs to enable the safe and effective management of wholesale dealing practices under MHRA legislation.

To provide day-to-day MHRA Regulatory support on WDA matters to other departments in NBT and to external customers of the WDA(H) license.

To undertake continuing professional development and attend any suitable training and update courses as deemed necessary and ensure a high level of competency is achieved.

 

Pharmacy Homecare Manager - Band 5

Job reference
339-KLE4805
Salary
per annum
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Staff Group
Administrative and Clerical
Town
Bristol

Description

  • Responsible for managing the homecare team’s workload dictated by service needs, prioritising work according to clinical need and service requirements, and ensuring the day-to-day operation of the pharmacy homecare team is carried out within expected key performance indicators
  • Responsible for overseeing the financial statements of the homecare providers, liaising with the relevant disputes teams to resolve invoicing queries, and ensuring invoices are paid in a timely manner to ensure efficient flow of invoicing
  • Carry out quarterly performance review meetings with suppliers, including minute taking and management of action logs
  • Maintain the correct CMU contract information on the pharmacy computer system and ensure this information is communicated correctly to the homecare providers in a timely manner.
  • Developing training programmes for new homecare staff and rotational staff, responsible for training and developing new homecare staff and rotational staff including competency assessment and sign off
  • Participates in the induction programme for all appropriate new staff to ensure they are aware of essential Homecare procedures
  • To investigate patient or staff led complaints involving or relating to homecare services, taking appropriate action, developing, and implementing necessary changes in practice to ensure improvement

Field Service Engineer

Job reference
339-TA-BCE-FSE
Salary
PA
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Post holder will also engage in the weekend emergency "On Call" rota along with all other FSE's)
Grade
Band 4
Contract
The post will open a modern day apprenticeship programme where appropriate, facilitating opportunities for further career growth
Staff Group
Additional Professional Scientific and Technical
Town
BRISTOL

Description

  • To undertake repairs and refurbishments to mechanical and electrical medical equipment such as wheelchairs, their components and batteries, carrying out diagnostic testing of faulty and damaged equipment in a variety of community settings (e.g. Home Addresses, Schools, Care homes etc.)
  • Participating in the On Call rota across the region
  • Timely completion of all paperwork
  • Carry out refurbishment at the in-house workshop
  • Liaison with the wheelchair assessment team to establish patient requirements
  • Daily care of service vehicle supplied

Thrombosis & Anticoagulation Specialist Practitioner - Band 6

Job reference
339-KLE4789
Salary
per annum
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Week day hours)
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Staff Group
Nursing and Midwifery Registered
Town
Bristol

Description

See job description for full details

  1. To determine the safe and appropriate dose of anticoagulants for referred patients to maintain an optimal level of anticoagulation for each individual patient and to minimise adverse effects.
  2. Take into consideration concurrent drug therapy, health status (eg renal and hepatic function), diet and alcohol consumption, lifestyle, pregnancy status and social conditions in the management of anticoagulants.
  3. To refer unstable or uncontrolled oral anticoagulant patients to the anticoagulant pharmacists or other healthcare professionals as appropriate to maintain an optimal therapy
  4. To accept referrals to the anticoagulant service, create and maintain the relevant written and computerised patient records to ensure accurate and timely documentation of patient records and promote continuity of care.
  5. To counsel patients, providing specialist advice, instructions, and reassurance regarding the safe and appropriate use of oral anticoagulation to achieve concordance.
  6. To provide advice on warfarin dosing, DOAC dosing or switching between various anticoagulants to ward doctors/ non-medical prescribers/ GPs.

For more information on the post please contact - 

chantal.yu@nbt.nhs.uk

 

Mechanical and Optical Engineering Service Head

Job reference
339-SRD4731
Salary
per annum
Salary period
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Staff Group
Healthcare Scientists
Town
Bristol

Description

Clinical Equipment Services (CES) are responsible for the whole life management of wide range of medical devices within North Bristol NHS Trust and community healthcare organisations. CES operates under a BSI accredited, ISO9001:2015 Quality management system.

This post holder will be responsible for the management of mechanical and optical engineering section of CES. This includes appropriate service planning to meet the servicing and repair KPIs, performance monitoring and personnel management, development of protocols and work instructions, proactive management of replacement plans and providing expert advice on medical device procurement.

As a Service Head, the post holder is also expected to ensure section’s expenditure is controlled, stock levels are regularly monitored, and the service is delivered efficiently.  

The post holder is required to work to an advanced level of expertise, providing a range of specialised advice to clinical, managerial staff relating to medical device management, procurement and risk management to ensure safe use of medical devices.

This is a Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm job role.