Biomedical ScientistLocation: Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire Practice: Dick White Referrals Salary: Practice Details
Dick White Referrals (DWR) is one of the largest specialist multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centres in Europe, offering outstanding levels of clinical care in state-of-the-art facilities.
Our dedicated vets, nurses and nursing assistants, supported by the client care teams, are committed to providing the highest quality surgical and medical care for pets. Many of our clinicians are nationally or internationally recognised specialists in their field and bring unique experiences to care for pets.
We accept referrals in Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physiotherapy and Soft Tissue Surgery.
We have comprehensive and established clinical and non-clinical programmes for training, development and CPD.
Visit this page to read about our vision, mission and values. https://www.dickwhitereferrals.com/about-us/our-vision-mission-and-values/
Your role and responsibilities
The position will be based primarily in our blood sciences department which covers haematology, biochemistry and endocrinology. The successful applicant will be expected to:
- Process patient blood samples & contribute to an efficient workflow
- Blood film examinations
- Perform urinalysis, fluid preparations and cell counts
- Conduct QC and maintenance of analysers
- Undertake stock control
- Assist in sample reception and answer telephone enquiries
- Provide training of colleagues/ students when required.
There will also be an opportunity to assist in the microbiology department, full training will be provided.
The role will be supported by the Laboratory Manager and Senior staff. Colleagues are encouraged to participate in CPD and undertake further training.
This is a full-time position, 40-hour week, working 8 hour shifts between the hours of 06:30 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. The post holder would be required to partake in the 1 in 4 Saturday rota and Bank Holiday rota. The Laboratory is not open on Sundays or Christmas day.
The ideal candidate will have experience in working within a blood sciences laboratory, with an interest in learning more about veterinary diagnostics. They will hold a degree in a relevant science subject, ideally Biomedical Science, Bioveterinary Science, or similar. Experience with any of our analysers would be advantageous: Advia 2120, Beckman Coulter AU480 and Siemens Immulite 2000. Computer literacy is essential with the ability to quickly pick up the use of our laboratory information management system and practice management system.
The successful candidate will have a passion and drive for delivering results, will be highly organised, pay close attention to detail and work well within a team. In return, we offer a professional and supportive environment with opportunities to learn and develop your skills.
Further information about the laboratory can be found at www.dwrdiagnostics.com.
- Annual inflationary salary review
- Hospital-wide bonus scheme
- Life assurance scheme
- Income protection scheme
- Private health insurance
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
- RCVS & VDS fees paid
- External CPD funded
- Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discount schemes
- Enhanced sickness pay
- Enhanced equal family leave
- Wellness program including:
- Employee assistance programme
- Eyecare voucher scheme
- Free annual flu jab
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Recruitment referral reward scheme
At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.
Part of an amazing global family
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individuals, but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
We are part of Linnaeus that is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success, and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to [email protected]