Biomedical Scientist (Haematology) (XR05)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time to join one of the largest Pathology departments in the country, and in advance of moving to our new �30m Pathology building (on the St. James's University Hospital site) and new Acute Hospital Laboratory (on the Leeds General Infirmary site) in 2023. The Department of Blood Sciences is seeking to recruit experienced and innovative Biomedical Scientists in Haematology to help shape, deliver and improve the service we deliver to our patients.

NOTE: As there is a practical element as part of the selection process we are unable to offer remote interviews and will only be conducting face to face interviews (in person).

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within a large hub laboratory, serving both Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the wider community. This includes the regional Oncology centre and the Leeds Children's Hospital, which is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in paediatric haematology. In late 2023, the successful candidate will be involved in the exciting transition to our new, purpose-built hub laboratory at St. Jamess University Hospital.

To be considered for this Biomedical Scientist position in Haematology, you must be registered with the HCPC and have demonstrable laboratory experience, along with a keen interest in the scientific field of Haematology. Relevant training and support will be provided for the successful candidate, including (subject to an application process) support to complete an IBMS Specialist Portfolio.

We encourage all candidates to make contact with us to discuss the role(s) and we can offer informal visits to our laboratories for interested candidates. Please contact:

Amanda Lyden, Advanced Biomedical Scientist 0113 3926994 or email

About us

Our Pathology services operate across two large university teaching hospitals in the Leeds Metropolitan area with a population of around 2.3 million and provide services both regionally and nationally. In addition to the new laboratory projects, we are also working to deploy a West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) regional LIMS, and a new Managed Pathology Service Contract. Construction on the new Leeds Children's Hospital is also about to start, which will include all in-patient maternity and specialist neonatal services to become the largest single site maternity centre in the UK.

The successful candidate will be well supported by the wider scientific and clinical teams. The Blood Sciences Department is accredited to ISO15189 and by the IBMS as a training laboratory in both Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology. We encourage all candidates to make contact with us to discuss the role(s), informal visits can be arranged.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a State Registered Biomedical Scientist, the post holder will be a member of the departmental team and assist in the delivery of a quality driven, cost effective, patient focused service consistent with LTHT Pathology objectives. To provide that service in a manner commensurate with the profession

The post holders main role is to carry out the examination of pathological samples using various technologies and to report or present the results as appropriate.

Working in different sections of the department you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute towards the provision of an accurate and timely service for patients. You will be expected to apply professional judgements and specialist skills to technically complex and sometimes difficult situations, and how to work, often under pressure, either independently or as part of the team.

You will be required to communicate information, often related to patient management and care, to colleagues, healthcare staff and other organisations

Please See Full Job description for more information.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration as a BMS IBMS approved degree
  • CPD participation


  • Already working towards a Specialist Portfolio.
  • Service improvement experience

Other Criteria


  • Good concentration and accurate working. Manual dexterity.
  • Attention to detail.

Skills and Behaviours


  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Independent Problem solving/ troubleshooting skills


  • Teaching and training skills



  • Good working knowledge of pathology and disease processes.
  • Post registration Laboratory experience in relevant discipline
  • Competent in pathology
  • LIMS / IT systems


  • Knowledge of pathology disciplines other than in own area
  • Multidisciplinary experience
  • Proven ability to work unsupervised e.g. on-call or shift.
  • Line management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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