Clinical Scientist Specialist in EQA

Pay Band: Band 8a
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 001-HS018-0324-A
Closing date: 6th May 2024

Job overview

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist in Clinical Biochemistry to join our team at Weqas. Applicants are invited that have gained advanced theoretical and practical knowledge through post-registration experience in the provision of a Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory service, consistent with the attainment of FRCPath part 1.
Weqas is as an External Quality Assessment (EQA) organisation, hosted by Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board. With over 50 staff including clinical scientists, biomedical scientists, technologists, information technologists and administrative support staff, it is one of the largest EQA providers in the United Kingdom providing highly specialist clinical and scientific services within Laboratory Medicine. This includes external audit, performance analysis and an educational and clinical advisory service, including the manufacturing of clinical material for diagnostic laboratories and Point of Care testing applications. As well as UK NHS organisations, the service is also provided to the independent healthcare sector, commercial diagnostic companies and International clients, across 80 different countries. Weqas also runs a world class Reference Measurement Service, the only Laboratory in the UK that can provide this highly specialized and technically challenging service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for providing clinical guidance, specialist interpretative and problem-solving advice to clients (hospital scientists and clinicians) on the performance of a wide range of clinical laboratory investigations. This also includes alerting regulators across the UK and Ireland of potential poor performance issues with their laboratory diagnostic services. Reporting to the Consultant Clinical Lead, the post holder will be expected to become a subject matter expert in EQA. As such, the post holder will contribute to the performance and improvement of the EQA service to meet nationally and Internationally accepted standards.
The post holder is required to contribute to the clinical oversight of the EQA Programme to ensure that the programme design is clinically appropriate; that the service is challenged and that the appropriate clinical interpretation is provided on the reports.
The post holder will have delegated responsibility for the supervision of scientific research projects and service improvement projects across the organisation including those for other scientific staff.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Annette Thomas
Job title: Director
Email address: annette.thomas2@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number: 02921 848332

Additional information:
Name: Gareth Davies
Job title: Deputy Director
Email address: gareth.davies11@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number: 02921 841286

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