Specialist Biomedical Scientist Night Worker

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Departments of Haematology and Blood Transfusion offer the opportunity to work in a well-equipped environment with a high level of automation (together with the opportunity to work with more specialised technology in the special assays laboratory in order to support the provision of out of hours urgent haemoglobinopathy and enzymopathy testing). You will be working with new, state of the art analysers including the Abbott Alinity h series, Stago Star Max, Alifax ESR analysers, BioRad HPLC technology and IH1000 Blood Grouping analysers. You will also have the opportunity to be trained in and then undertake blood film morphology examination across a wide range of both adult and paediatric cases from routine to complex.

The successful applicant will participate in the laboratory rotation through the core sections of Automated Haematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion, and will receive additional appropriate training so as to provide out of hours urgent special haematology tests. Our busy department is fully computerised (Sunquest and Telepath). The Pathology department utilises the Q-Pulse Quality Management System.

Applications are sought from self-motivating individuals who are currently registered with the HCPC, and with sufficient previous experience in the relevant disciplines.

We are committed to your personal and professional development and you will have opportunities to fulfil your potential with NWLP.

Main duties of the job

To be an efficient flexible member of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion laboratory providing a high quality service to Imperial College Healthcare Trust.

To maintain the required levels of laboratory safety and good laboratory practice, as specified in local and national guidelines.

To work with biomedical scientists and clinical scientists in the provision of a comprehensive and effective Haematology and Blood Transfusion service for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, as directed by the Head of the Department.

To participate in the efficient handling, processing and analysis of samples in the laboratory, under supervision.

To maintain effective records of all activities and procedures, and to contribute towards the maintenance of the laboratory's quality system.

To check, keep clean and maintain laboratory equipment.

To carry out supervised laboratory procedures in all sections of the laboratory, as directed by the Head of the Unit and senior scientific staff.

To undergo appropriate teaching and training as directed and as necessary in order to maintain HPC registration and to maintain suitable records of all training activities undertaken.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in a biological science which is acceptable by Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)/ Health Professions Council (HPC) for Registration
  • HCPC Registration
  • Hold the IBMS Specialist Diploma or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • or 24 months proven experience post Registration in the relevant discipline.



  • Practical analytical skills associated with diagnostic laboratory work.
  • Timely accurate working. Methodical
  • Well organised
  • Numerate Competence in PC word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
  • Good communication and presentation skills



  • A good working knowledge of specialist subject in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Use of Pathology computer systems


  • Previous experience in a large busy laboratory

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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