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Specialist Healthcare Scientist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 (per annum, pro rata)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Post: Specialist Healthcare Scientist (Permanent contract)

Department: Immunology (Specialist Blood Sciences) LRI.

Hours: Full Time (37.5 per week)

Salary: Band 6

Base: Leicester Royal Infirmary

Main duties of the job

We are pleased to be offering an exciting opportunity for a full time Specialist Biomedical Scientist or clinical scientist to join our Immunology team based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Our regional ISO 15189:2012 accredited Immunology department provides a unique opportunity to experience a comprehensive repertoire of Immunology investigations of routine and specialist immunology assays for the diagnosis and management of autoimmunity, allergy, immunodeficiency and haematological malignancy.

The successful candidate must have extensive Immunology experience along with specialist scientific and technical knowledge of immunological techniques, be a highly self motivated individual able to organise and prioritise work with good communication and time management skills, gained working in an UK NHS Immunology Laboratory. HCPC registration is required along with completion, or near completion of the post registration IBMS Specialist Immunology portfolio or equivalent for Biomedical scientists and a within 6 months completion of an Immunology STP for clinical scientists.

Operational hours: Monday to Friday 8 - 8. Participation in an On Call weekend rota and Saturday working required.

About us

We are one of the biggest 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.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Carry out all laboratory analyses associated with the post, including reporting results, maintaining appropriate records and documentation.
  • Undertake specialised analytical work in designated areas of the department.
  • Participate in the departments rosters as required.
  • Undertake quality control procedures, examine quality control results to identify poor performance and instigate appropriate action.
  • Take delegated responsibility for the quality control, operation, routine maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Maintain standards of laboratory policies and procedures to ensure that the department meets National External Quality Assurance and Accreditation standards.
  • Assist with the production, maintenance and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Give appropriate advice to colleagues and or clinicians regarding the appropriateness of samples or assays.

Person Specification



  • Minimum 12 months post State Registration experience in an UK NHS Immunology laboratory or within 6 months of completion of Immunology STP

Training & Qualifications


  • Completed the IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Immunology or equivalent within Immunology or Immunology STP
  • HCPC registered Biomedical or clinical scientist

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours



  • Minimum 3 years NHS Immunology experience

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Able to make judgements regarding complex facts or situations that require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options

Planning and organisation skills


  • Able to plan own work activities and those of supervised staff

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


UHL, Department of Immunology



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