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Biomedical Scientist/Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£27,461 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that appointment will be made at Band 5 Annex 21, Band 5, Band 6 Annex 21 or Band 6 dependant on qualifications & experience.

As a Biomedical Scientist, the post holder will be required to work within the professional standards expected as a registrant of the Health Professions Council (HCPC) and maintain a portfolio of evidence supporting Continuing Professional development.

The post holder will be required to conform to agreed standard operational procedures, policies and good laboratory practice and also within their work duties, comply with the standards as required of UKAS and other relevant professional and Legislative Bodies (e.g. H.T.A., B.S.Q.R.)

To demonstrate our commitment and dedication to our staff we have a flexible recruitment and progression plan that consists of:

Band 5 Candidates

Band 5 Annex 21 at 75% for candidates with IBMS accredited degree who have not completed their IBMS Generic Training Portfolio with automatic advancement to Band 5 100% on registration

Band 6 Candidates

Band 6 Annex 21 at 70% for candidates with HCPC registration and evidence of core competencies with automatic progression to 75% on completion of out of hours (24/7 working) competencies and 100% on successful completion of IBMS Specialist Portfolio

Main duties of the job

Duties as a Biomedical Scientist will include performing a range of scientific procedures involving the processing of biomedical specimens to contribute to the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of diseases and investigation of pathological processes.

On completion of the necessary competence requirements, Band 6 post holders will be required to cover 24/7 out of hours service working as a registered scientist to deliver safe and effective specialist emergency and core testing services requiring the post holder to :

Support and advise laboratory support worker colleagues

Prioritise investigations in accordance to clinical need, ensuring optimum turnaround for urgent requests

Manage emergency requests, single or multiple.

Liaise with IT and specialist equipment suppliers to resolve system or equipment failures

To respond to Major incident procedures should the need arise.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent.
  • State Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Biomedical Scientist.


  • Able to provide evidence of ongoing personal development.
  • Specialist Portfolio BMS relevant to the service/s being covered - or equivalent



  • Experience of automated and manual laboratory investigations and procedures.


  • General familiarity with common computer software (Microsoft office).
  • Experience of working alone in out of hours service.
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • Experience of analytical platforms used in BCUHB
  • Previous NHS Experience



  • Ability to supervise others.
  • Ability to pick up techniques quickly following a training programme.
  • Computer literate.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational skills.


  • Welsh Language Skills



  • Specialist knowledge across the range of work procedures as evidenced by attaining the IBMS specialist portfolio.
  • Knowledge of quality control and assurance.
  • Knowledge of managing emergency requests.


  • Knowledge of laboratory accreditation requirements.
  • Knowledge of laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to assess and prioritise work in a pressured environment
  • Ability to make specialist scientific decisions when working alone/as lone scientist in response to clinical situation and using specialist knowledge and experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ysbyty Gwynedd


LL57 2PW

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