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Senior Clinical Embryologist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum inc
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Embryologists to join our friendly team here at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in the City of London. Where we treat both NHS and self-funded patients from our local community and further afield.

Main duties of the job

The Embryology Team is compromised of eight HCPC registered clinical scientists, two who are working towards their registration, and four trainees.

Barts Health Centre for Reproductive Medicine is an Health Educastion England (HEE) accredited training centre and currently have several trainees enrolled in the Scientist Training Programme (STP) in Reproductive Science.

There is also the opportunity to become involved in research projects.

The successful applicant must have experience in a full range of embryological techniques with a minimum of two years clinical experience.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We provide a seven day week service which involves working one weekend per month and complete about 1,000 treatment cycles per year. Applicants must enjoy working within a multi-disciplinary team, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be a strong team players, able to work independently and have good attention to detail, in order to deliver a high quality laboratory service to our patients.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Biological science degree(s)
  • ACE Certificate in Clinical Embryology or STP in Reproductive Medicine


  • HCPC Clinical Scientist



  • Practical experience in Clinical Embryology
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current HFEA Code of Practice, and associated legislation/regulation
  • Awareness and understanding of current issues in assisted conception; a good understanding of the practical implications of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (1990) as amended.



  • Ability to carry out all of the practical laboratory procedures in assisted conception including ICSI and vitrification.
  • Organisational skills - able to deliver agreed objectives within an agreed timeframe
  • Team working skills - able to work within a team to achieve results
  • Problem solving skills - able to respond to unexpected issues and provide first line response and to identify appropriate sources of secondary support
  • Computer literacy (Excel, ACUbase)

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