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Senior Biomedical Scientist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Hereford, HR1 2ER
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro rata, dependant on experience
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a HCPC registered Senior Biomedical Scientist to join our team with an interest in advanced Biomedical Scientist dissection. The department is undergoing significant development and change with a focus on BMS dissection, lead laboratory for the implementation of digital pathology and the expansion of the immunohistochemistry service. Reporting to the Cellular Pathology manager, the successful candidate will be a good communicator, possess excellent organisational skills and have a positive view to supporting our exciting and rapidly developing department.

The City of Hereford is set in glorious English countryside, close to the Welsh border with the hospital serving a large geographical area covering Herefordshire and mid-Wales. The department handles approximately 15 000 requests per year and is well equipped with three Epredia tissue processors, including a Revos and Ventana Benchmark Ultra immunostainer. The range of procedures performed includes routine surgical cut up, immunohistochemistry, skin immunofluorescence, frozen section and fluid polaroscopy.

Main duties of the job

  • Advanced dissection
  • Ensuring all appropriate senior staff are kept informed of any issues, escalating as appropriate
  • Production of standard operating procedures
  • Staff training and competency assessments
  • Ensuring all appropriate documentation required for accreditation is adequate
  • Ensuring all work is performed and reported within a timely manner
  • To maintain competency in all appropriate sections of the Histopathology Laboratory.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • BMS degree and MSc or equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • IBMS Diploma of expert practice in Histological dissection
  • Evidence of Continuing professional Development
  • Current Registration with HCPC
  • Training and development qualification/experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Capable of frequent and extended periods of concentration
  • Able to work alone, unsupervised and independently
  • A good understanding of theoretical and practical histopathology
  • Good interpretive skills at bench level
  • Accurate and show attention to detail
  • Able to plan the day-to-day organization of a work area



  • Post registration experience in histopathology
  • Working knowledge of laboratory bench areas.
  • Knowledge and experience of dissection specimens in RCPath categories A-C

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust



Wye Valley NHS Trust Union Walk

Hereford, HR1 2ER


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