Band 6 - Specialist Biomedical Scientist, Microbiology

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year inc. HCA
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Microbiology Department

Band 6 - Microbiology Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Permanent contract

Full Time 37.5hrs per week Part Time applicants considered

The job holder will be required to work unsociable hours including night, weekend and Bank Holiday shifts.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to appoint Band 6 Specialist Biomedical Scientists who have completed their specialist portfolio, or have equivalent experience, to join the dynamic and evolving team within the Microbiology Department at Watford General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The Microbiology department is UKAS accredited and is accredited for training by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

We serve a population of approximately half a million and the laboratory processes over 420,000 tests per year providing a comprehensive diagnostic service including Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Infectious Disease Serology and Molecular testing.

The expanded Molecular testing laboratory is currently running, GeneXpert Cepheid, GenMark ePlex, and BioFire FilmArray technology.

The Department uses the Clinisys Winpath LIMS system and Gael Q-Pulse Quality Management System.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidates will join our busy, professional and friendly team at an exciting time following substantial investment in laboratory technology including SediMAX for Urine Microscopy, MALDI-TOF for organism identification and the BD Phoenix system for identification and susceptibility testing, BD Bactec FX for Blood cultures, BD MGIT 960 for TB culture and LIAISON XL and VIDAS for Serology.

We are looking for strong team players in both Bacteriology & Serology with a positive attitude to working in a flexible manner, committed to supporting the clinical services of the Trust and meeting the needs of our patients. The job holder will be required to work 1:4 Saturdays and participate in Sunday and Bank Holiday working arrangements as well as participating in the On Call rota after training

In return, we will provide excellent opportunities for learning and professional development.

For further information on the post and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Clemence Mandiveyi or Rubi Nandha Microbiology Operational Managers, on 01923 217570

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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