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Specialist Biomedical Scientist Point of Care Testing

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Point of Care Testing (POCT) team based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

We are looking for a dynamic, confident and conscientious Specialist Biomedical Scientist who will assist in the delivery of point of care testing both within the Trust and in the community.

The post holder will help to provide an efficient, cost effective and timely support service to equipment users across our sites.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is accountable to the POCT Coordinator for the satisfactory performance of their duties. You are expected to work as a team to deliver point of care services across our sites. Duties include but not limited to
  • supporting the POCT Coordinator in the provision of the POCT service, including supervising staff and deputising for the POCT Coordinator when necessary
  • maintaining the quality, training, health and safety, risk management and clinical governance of the POCT service
  • communicating with all users of POCT equipment including delivering training , problem solving and sign posting
  • demonstrating polite, courteous behaviour and maintaining good customer relations
  • providing scientific and technical guidance and training on the safe and appropriate use and procurement of POCT equipment for all personnel
  • verification and validation of new POCT devices to ensure their analytical performance meets the clinical need and quality standards
  • undertaking planned and preventative maintenance of POCT devices to ensure correct function of equipment, recording of errors or problems and troubleshooting where appropriate
  • commitment to learning and continued personal development

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the above, please see the attached job description and person specification for full details

Person Specification



  • Appropriate BSc or equivalent



  • NHS Laboratory experience minimum 1 year


  • POCT experience

Professional Qualifications


  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist


  • IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in POCT

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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