As the HCPC BMS,  Sign out Manager you must be HCPC registered and be a practising biomedical scientist that should not work outside of your defined field of competence.  The Sign out Manager required for the analysis of data (primarily PCR) generated by clinical laboratory team to provide diagnostic results, initially for COVID 19 diagnosis.

 Hence, this role requires you to be experienced in molecular biology methods

The Sign out Manager provides assurance to 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 & Associate Principle Scientists in the management of the laboratory

Interpreting highly complex data to verify & confirm results for diagnostic tests & sign out reports

You are required to perform & provide quality assurance through data analysis & assist in overseeing teams conducting the end to end lab processes & the analysis of PCR data generated by these clinical laboratory teams

This includes ability to think critically & problem solve to ensure lab processes are carried out according to lab accreditation standards.

 The BMS will be responsible for the effective identification & escalation of risks & issues, as well as working with Shift Supervisors, Quality Managers & Health & Safety Managers to ensure the highest lab standards are met

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


Clinical Data Reporting

  • Act as a clinical expert, leading data signoff, review queries & anomalies; recording, assessment,  & mitigation of risks, escalating if appropriate
  • Lead team of Analysts ensure the quality of clinical result reporting
  • Review test results, maintain legible work records & enter findings into system LIMS & associated IT systems
  • Prepare and provide statistical and other information as required
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of records pertaining to activities of areas of responsibility
  • Ensure all staff meet necessary standards of speed, quality & accuracy, appropriate to the level of experience and training
  • Responsible for OOS and NC investigations relating to data reporting, implementing any procedural changes required by the Laboratory Shift Manager & disseminate information relating to them, along with identification, promotion of & implementation of efficiency measures within clinical data reporting

  • Quality Assurance

  • Work with Laboratory Shift Manager & Lead Scientists to supervise work of staff in conjunction with other senior staff, setting appropriately high example of conduct
  • Achieve, demonstrate, maintain & promote scientific & technical excellence; together with laboratory management team, lead by example & ensure high professional standards amongst scientific, technical & support staff within the laboratory
  • Support & help develop the training of laboratory staff at all levels including supporting the induction, training & competencies of staff & ensuring contemporaneous completion of all induction, training & competency records
  • Participate, as requested, in training of new employees
  • Asist the development, coordination & maintenance of the laboratory’s programme of continuous improvement in accordance with internal & external quality systems & within the framework of continuous service review
  • Work with quality department to ensure all necessary quality standards are met, including UKAS ISO15189
  • Assist participation in & adherence to procedures for both internal & external quality control (inc.

    national External Quality Assurance Schemes, NEQAS), thereby providing quality assurance in test results produced

  • Essential


    • 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
    • Understanding of the meaning of results to enable authorisation & appropriate action dealing with abnormal or unusual results
    • Extensive experience in a laboratory preferably in molecular or microbiology including experience using a variety of PCR methods (end-point, quantitative & real-time PCR methods)
    • Computer literacy, with working knowledge of LIMS, Microsoft Word & Excel
    • Experience training and supervising staff in a laboratory setting


    • Excellent communication & problem-solving skills.
    • Work with minimal supervision
    • Attention to detail



    • 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


    • Working with pathology IT
    • Viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology
    • Working knowledge & practical application of the departments IT systems
    • Team leadership
    • RNA extraction studies
    • Knowledge H&S issues relating to the laboratory activity including national & European directives
    • Experience UKAS ISO 15189 Accreditation, audit & management
    • Experience training/teaching BMS & other staff.


    • Knowledge Quality Management Services
    • Knowledge/performance of Risk Assessments

    Please note INSIGNIA RECRUIT are an employment agency & are working on behalf of their client


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