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Biomedical Scientist

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

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Healthcare scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, focused and enthusiastic HCPC registered BMS to join the team at our Blood Sciences laboratory at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. This role is for Biomedical Scientist in Biochemistry. You will be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary blood science team that provides a 24/7 specialist and acute services to the patients of East Kent

We are UKAS ISO 15189 2012 accredited as are all Pathology disciplines within the organisation. Our services offer an exciting range of diagnostic tests and the department has a strong training ethos linked to career development and progression

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have a designated base at Kent and Canterbury Hospital but should the needs of the service dictate as an employee of EKHUFT you could be asked to work at an alternate site.

The primary role will be the day to day running of the main Biochemistry laboratory, including making decisive analytical decisions, utilising both manual and automated techniques. Ensuring a robust and timely delivery of service is met on site.

After a period of training and competency assessment the successful candidate will be expected to participate in our multi-disciplinary continuous processing pattern (CPP), 24-7 365, including nights, weekends and bank holidays. This system is fully WTD compliant. Though not essential, previous multidisciplinary experience would be an advantage.

As a professionally diverse team with different experiences and challenges, we recognise that both professional and pastoral care for our teams is a priority and our team members are involved in Health and Wellbeing initiatives across the Trust.

About us

The organisation is currently launching its new improvement focus in the form of an improvement system called We Care. The We Care System is a fundamentally new model that the organisation will be shifting to, it champions empowerment, promotes innovation and will bolster the connection and collaboration of staff throughout the organisation.

The We Care System utilises a multi-layered approach to improvement allowing staff to develop and produce a variety of ideas to combat the issues and problems that have been identified. The system allows for the deployment of:
  • Strategic Initiatives which are long term projects and focus led and driven by our executive
  • Trust Priority Improvement Projects which are short term projects allocated to a range of project teams made up from our staff groups focusing on impacting our True North metrics and breakthrough objectives
                                                                                                                                          • Ward Based OMS which delivers daily management and continuous improvement on the frontline

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 or equivalent experience
  • 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

Clinical skills and experience


  • Minimum of 2 years' experience of working in a busy clinical biochemistry laboratory, ISO 15189 accredited ISO accredited lab number
  • Able to demonstrate competency in appropriate Pathology 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 of conventional IT software, for example Apex, Clinisys, LIMS.
  • Knowledge of Haematology/ Blood transfusion

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


Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Rd,



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