Biomedical Scientist Clinical Biochemistry

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year (Band5/6) pro rata if part time
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to a successful internal promotion an exciting full time opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated and enthusiastic HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist to join our team in Laboratory Medicine at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Applications are invited for a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.

As a Band 6 you will already have an IBMS Specialist Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry.

As a Band 5, you will benefit from automatic progression to Band 6 once you have completed the Specialist Portfolio.

The laboratory is well equipped and highly regarded by its users, with a track record of excellent performance. It has just undergone a positive UKAS surveillance visit and is MHRA compliant

Hours of working: 37.5 hrs over 7 days

Main duties of the job

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

The laboratory is an IBMS registered training laboratory and candidates with appropriate qualifications can complete the IBMS Registration Portfolio here, allowing subsequent registration with the HCPC.

There is a strong training ethos in the department and as aBiomedical Scientist you will be given the opportunity for CPD.

The department can offer guaranteed progression from Band 5 to Band 6 upon successful completion of the IBMS Specialist Diploma.

In your role you will undertake day to day analysis and validation of results, together with the monitoring of quality indicators. You will participate in out of hours shifts once trained and competent in the relevant areas. TheBiochemistry laboratory has a managed service with Roche and is undergoing implementation of 2x Roche 8000 lines with associated preanalytical modules. The Biochemistry laboratory also has a Specialist Protein Section using Sebia and Binding Sitesystems.

Good communications skills, teamwork and an aptitude for problem solving are essential, as is a flexible attitude to work and willingness to adapt to changes in working practice. The Ideal candidate will be keen to develop their knowledge and skills.

Contributions towards relocation expenses will be considered for the successful candidate.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • State Registration as Biomedical Scientist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Post-graduate, post-registration training in a specialist area, leading to a completed specialist portfolio (or equivalent). (or working towards)


  • Willing to pursue further qualifications.



  • Understands theoretical and practical laboratory procedures within the department.
  • Ability to work within all areas of the department.
  • Understands quality control / quality assurance procedures
  • Evidence of continuing professional development to demonstrate specialist knowledge



  • At least two years' experience as an HCPC registered biomedical scientist.
  • Detailed working knowledge of laboratory information and management computer system.
  • Problem solving.
  • Working knowledge of standard IT packages


  • Exhibit competency to work alone during a shift



  • Possess highly developed technical skills and be adept at all laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to operate / troubleshoot complex laboratory equipment and interpret results
  • Competent at training other staff
  • Ability to organise own workload and that of subordinate staff
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills


  • Give presentations as part of laboratory training programme.

Personal attributes


  • Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods at technically demanding procedures
  • Willingness to work flexibly


  • Ability to work alone during a shift period



  • Show an understanding of Health & Safety requirements, including COSHH regulations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of UKAS requirements

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

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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