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0498 - Senior Biomedical Scientist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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This 1-year secondment is an ideal opportunity for an experienced BMS to gain leadership & managerial experience.

Haematology at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Blood Sciences department of Barnsley & Rotherham Integrated Laboratory Services. This modern department offers a wide range of diagnostic testing for Rotherham & Barnsley Hospitals as well as local GP practices within the ICB. The department is fully UKAS accredited & an IBMS accredited training laboratory.

The Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust is currently one of five Trusts involved in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Transformation Programme. The aim is to design a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients & clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine solutions that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. The service will also be efficient and sustainable, encourage research & development in collaboration with Academia & Industry to improve health & wealth in the region & provide rewarding jobs and career opportunities for all staff. Transformation Programme may include the consolidation of some services. Staff will be consulted about proposals that may involve them.

The Pathology staff will also be participating in a staff consultation to change working patterns, therefore, shifts may change from those described in the advert.

Main duties of the job

Have excellent communication skills. Display attitudes and behaviours in line with Trust values & behaviours and ensure that the patient is at the heart of the work within the department.

Support BMS staff with analytical & process technical issues.

Be able to effectively escalate issues to companies/manufacturers for resolution.

Manage staffing duties, including 1:1s & mentoring trainee staff to complete their registration & Specialist portfolios.

Regularly liaise with the Lead BMS and be expected to efficiently communicate/escalate issues to ensure that KPIs are met and matters within the laboratory are effectively managed.

Liaise with Biochemistry peers in the department to effectively manage sample processing and demonstrate a Blood Science ethos.

Attend discipline-specific meetings.

Manage your own workload and quality processes to ensure the laboratory meets KPIs and maintains UKAS accreditation

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route.

***please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**

Please see further details below.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Appropriate MSc or equivalent qualification or experience State registered with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).


  • MIBMS.
  • Chartered Scientist Status (CSci).
  • Membership of other professional bodies.

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Specialist knowledge of Haematology / Transfusion/ Coagulation with relevant practical experience.
  • Knowledge of accreditation requirements.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.
  • Extensive experience in interpreting different situations and judging measures required providing a modern service.
  • Extensive specialist experience in a wide range of highly complex laboratory equipment.
  • Extensive skills, knowledge and experience in the interpretation of Quality Control Reports.
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD activity


  • Knowledge of multiple Pathology Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of multiple analytical platforms.

Skill and Abilities


  • Capable of utilising complex proprietary information systems and generic software packages.
  • Able to design, develop, implement and maintain laboratory information systems across the Department.
  • Manual dexterity: ability to make accurate and precise measurements using sophisticated testing equipment

Trust Values


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe you would contribute to a well functioning team

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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