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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

An opportunity has arisen for a substantive post (37.5 hours per week) Band 6 BMS Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join the dynamic and evolving team within the Haematology and Blood Transfusion departments at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful applicant will be well-motivated enthusiastic HCPC registered BMS and must have the IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent in Haematology and Blood Transfusion .

The department is IBMS approved for training and has UKAS accreditation to ISO 15189.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will participate in the laboratory rotation through all sections of Haematology and Blood Transfusion and ensure that a quality service is being provided.

Good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills are required as is the ability to work flexibly. Previous experience of working in a UKAS accredited laboratory and experience of using a quality management system is required.

Following an appropriate period of training, the post holder will be required to participate in the out-of-hours service.

The department is well equipped using the following platforms, Horiba Yumizen H2500/H1500, Stago STA-R max, BioFlash, Sebia Capillarys 3, DS2, Immucor NEO IRIS and CliniSys WinPath.

The laboratory is currently in process of acquiring a new LIMS.

About us

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated organisation providing acute health care services from Torbay Hospital, community health services and adult social care healthcare services for a residential population of 375000 and an additional 100000 visitors in the holiday season.

The Haematology and Blood Transfusion department provides a comprehensive service for the Trust and the associated NHS Organisation's.

Torbay Hospital is situated in Torquay, part of the English Rivera, with spectacular scenery and some of the cleanest beaches in Britain. The unspoilt wilderness of the Dartmoor National Park is within easy reach.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Must have HCPC Registration
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent
  • oProven relevant post registration experience in a Haematology /Transfusion laboratory
  • BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • Experience of a computerised Pathology System
  • Experience of a high throughput laboratory


  • Recent Haematology & Blood Transfusion experience in an NHS laboratory
  • Experience of Laboratory Accreditation to ISO15189:2012

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