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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Blood Sciences (Shifts incl. nights)

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year pa incl. HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

We have a part time vacancy for a Biomedical Scientist Band 6 in Biochemistry with a desire to work as part of one of the largest NHS-led Pathology Services in the South of England. We are specifically looking for an experienced candidate to supportour 24/7 shift system.

Applicants MUST have HCPC registration and relevant NHS laboratory experience.

Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services - (A joint venture with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust).

We can offer:
  • innovative practices and an inclusive environment where staff feel valued,
  • strong personal and professional development,
  • a laboratory at the forefront of the national Modernising Pathology agenda,
  • forward thinking and team orientated staff

We can help you to achieve these by supporting your development via our CPD programme. In addition, we support development of staff with internal and external courses within Blood Sciences.

Main duties of the job


They will liaise closely with the line manager in providing a high quality technical service that builds on the standards defined by the UKAS and ISO 15189:2012. They will be expected to develop and maintain close working relationships with all grades of staff both technical and medical to ensure the effective delivery of the technical service.

You will work in rotation within all sections of Biochemistry laboratory, Blood Sciences. The laboratory is well equipped with Cobas 8000 analysers, Sebia analysers, Kryptor Compact Plus, Uvikon XL Spectrophotometer and OsmoPro Multi-Sample Micro-Osmometer.

We are in the transition to implement Abbott's Alinity analysers with GLP track system and TOSOH G11 analysers.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviors that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical, and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Financial & Management
  • To make best use of consumables and reagents in an efficient manner.
  • To highlight to senior staff where improvements may be made that will decrease our costs and/or improve service delivery

Personnel & Training
  • To be involved in the robust and effective CPD / appraisal processes across BSPS.
  • To train, supervise and aid in the development of other BMS grades, trainee BMS and support workers, and direct their duties as requested by senior staff.
  • To participate in job experience and recruiting schemes by representing the Trust, Department and Profession at and within these events.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Biomedical sciences
  • HCPC registration in Biomedical sciences
  • IBMS Specialist portfolio / relevant experience
  • Evidence of CPD


  • M.Sc Biomedical Science
  • IBMS member at member level



  • Multi-tasking skills, prioritisation skills and initiative
  • Team worker & going extra mile
  • Working out of hours


  • ECDL / IT - experience of LIMS (e.g. Winpath)



  • Experience of a diagnostic speciality in Biochemistry
  • NHS Blood Sciences Experience


  • Roche cobas 8000 experience

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