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Advanced Biomedical Scientist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity have arisen as part of our service expansion for a highly skilled and experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join our friendly and dedicated team based at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

Main duties of the job

The laboratory handles approximately 65,000 surgical histology and non-gynae cytology cases per annum and provides a wide range of specialist tests.

These post is pivotal for the ongoing development of our service to meet the requirements for faster diagnostics and implementation of tests directly related to treatment options for our patients.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of dissection in a busy teaching hospital. Candidates must be willing to work flexibly and be able to motivate and drive forward a team carrying out specialist work on a wide range of sample types. Candidates should have at least 5 years post registration experience in histopathology.

You must have successfully completed the IBMS Specialist Diploma and hold either an MSc or FIBMS. Consideration will be given to candidates with suitable experience without an MSc who would be willing to undertake the IBMS Diploma in Expert Practice (in this case Annex 21 would apply). You must also be able to demonstrate management / leadership experience either practically or through study.

About us

We are one of the largest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Perform highly complex examinations of clinical specimens in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures, including interpretation of results, in an efficient, effective andsafe manner.
  • Provide expert advice and interpretation of laboratory investigations to healthcare professionals as required or for referral to specialist medical and scientific for clinical advice.
  • Ensure adequate levels of consumable supplies and other items required by the section are maintained using the appropriate procedures.
  • Employ specialist knowledge and technical skills to perform complex analytical techniques and procedures.
  • Lead on teaching, training and developing staff in the designated field.
  • To deputise for the Deputy Service Manager as required and perform any other duties covered by the post holders competencies after consultation and agreement with the line manager.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Evidence of highly developed physical skills
  • Evidence of ability to maintain concentration for prolonged periods

Training & Qualifications


  • HCPC registered
  • MSc or equivalent
  • At least 5 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of relevant specialised / expert knowledge


  • Management qualification



  • Evidence of team building and leadership skills
  • Evidence of advanced skills in technical processes
  • Evidence of participation in QMS activities


  • Evidence of awareness of NHS finance

Communication skills


  • Evidence of ability to communicate at all levels and with different types of media

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Evidence of ability to self direct work
  • Evidence of prioritisation of and working to deadlines (team)
  • Evidence of staff planning in a team / section

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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