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Biomedical Scientist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited from HCPC registered scientists, or those working towards HCPC registration, with a desire to work in NHS laboratories. You will be welcomed into the Specialist Haemostasis Laboratory team based in the Cambridge Haemophilia and Thrombophilia Centre Specialist Haemostasis Unit.

The unit provides a comprehensive repertoire of tests to the Cambridge University Hospitals and Royal Papworth Trusts, the Cambridge Comprehensive Care Haemophilia Centre and acts as a referral centre for specialist haemostasis testing the eastern region.

The laboratory works closely with the medical and nursing staff within the centre. You will possess excellent communication skills and must be able to take responsibility for leading workflow processes and directing day-to-day planning and prioritising of workload.

A strong commitment to personal and professional development and teamwork are all essential for this post. In return, you will be welcomed into a team as a key valued member, with opportunities for personal development, whether that be to maintain existing skills and knowledge or developing your abilities for your future career.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake testing and processing of biomedical specimens, analysis and entering of results onto the computer
  • To work flexibly in reflection of service needs
  • Supervises and/or trains less experienced staff in own area of work and competency
  • The work of the service brings staff into constant contact with human body fluids, tissues and hazardous chemicals. This may include blood, pus, urine, faeces, and respiratory secretions
  • Maintain and promote professional image of the CUH Trust

  • NB: Post holder must not work outside their defined field of competence

    About us

    Our Trust

    Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

    CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

    This vacancy will close at midnight on 4th June 2023

    Interviews are due to be held on 20th June 2023

    Benefits to you

    We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

    Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

    We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

    Person Specification



    • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist or progressing towards registration
    • Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent, or working towards completion
    • Evidence of Continual Professional Development


    • Understanding of laboratory processes in the NHS



    • Practical experience of performing laboratory Haematology analytical procedures


    • Practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory
    • Knowledge of Pathology IT systems
    • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems
    • Knowledge/performance of Risk Assessments
    • Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS



    • Theoretical knowledge of laboratory haematology procedures gained through BSc or equivalent


    • Knowledge of the repertoire of a specialist haemostasis referral laboratory



    • Willingness to undertake cross training to extend skill set to deliver role.
    • Good communication skills
    • Demonstrable interpersonal skills - can work as part of a team or independently
    • Able to prioritise workload to meet needs of the service
    • Ability to concentrate for prolonged periods of time
    • High degree of manual dexterity to perform complex laboratory

    Additional Requirements


    • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Integrity and personal credibility.
    • Strives for excellence.
    • Self-motivated and able to motivate others.
    • Ability to be flexible and respond to the needs of the service,
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines where there are competing demands.
    • Puts the patient first in everything that is undertaken
    • Awareness of self and impact on others.

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Addenbrooke's Hospital - Division B

    Hills Road


    CB2 0QQ

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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