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Biomedical Scientist

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We're one of the biggest acute trusts in England with five hospitals providing a wide range of high-quality services and opportunities to develop.

Our laboratories have state of the art automated systems. We are UKAS ISO 15189 2012 accredited.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, adaptable, focused and enthusiastic HCPC registered Band 6 BMS in our Clinical Biochemistry department at the William Harvey Hospital, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT). You will be part of a dynamic, and critical frontline team that provides specialist and acute services 24-7 365 to the patients of East Kent.

Main duties of the job

To undertake scientific tasks within a section of the departments as delegated by the senior staff, including when appropriate, monitoring the performance and supervision of trainee Biomedical Scientists and (S)AHCS staff.

The postholder will be required to undertake routine analytical work in all sections of the laboratory, involving both automated and manual techniques, sign out results and contribute generally to the delivery of the service.

The postholder will be required to make timely and accurate decisions regarding the efficient and safe functioning of the Clinical Biochemistry laboratory considering Health and Safety and other relevant legislation whilst recognising when to seek advice from more senior staff.

The postholder will be to expected to follow standard operating procedures within the department to enable the service to run effectively.

You will be expected to undertake training to achieve a level of competency which will enable you to work independently which includes Continuous Processing Pattern (CPP) 24/7 working.

The postholder will be expected to use initiative in all areas of work.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

If you are considering applying for any vacancy with East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) please ensure you are comfortable being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our hospital.

Unless you are informed in writing that your post does not require full vaccination, it will be a condition of your employment that you are and remain fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless you have medical exemption. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • State Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent Post Graduate Diploma
  • Completion of specialist portfolio in Clinical Biochemistry or equivalent qualification. e.g. MSc in appropriate subject
  • Applicants who can evidence that they are 3 months to completion of their Specialist portfolio will be considered


  • IBMS Membership
  • Evidence of CPD

Skills and experience


  • Minimum of 2 years' experience of working in a busy ISO 15189 accredited clinical biochemistry laboratory
  • Able to demonstrate competency in appropriate biochemistry laboratory techniques.
  • Experience in working night shifts in an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory.


  • 3 years post registration experience
  • Experience across all areas of clinical biochemistry.



  • Knowledge of advances in Clinical Biochemistry in an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory
  • Knowledge/Experience of CAPA and Audits.


  • Knowledge of conventional IT software e.g. Apex LIMS

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road, Willesborough,


TN24 0LZ

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