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Biomedical Scientist Advanced

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated HCPC registered Senior Biomedical Scientist who is professional, reliable and flexible to join our friendly and hardworking team for a part time (0.8WTE) 12 month fixed term contract.

Biochemistry at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Blood Sciences department of Barnsley and Rotherham Integrated Laboratory Services (BRILS). We offer a wide range of diagnostic testing facilities for Rotherham and Barnsley Hospitals, local GP practices and other NHS laboratories. The department is fully accredited to ISO15189 standards and is an IBMS accredited training laboratory for registration and specialist portfolios.

We are fully automated with Siemens Atellica equipment consisting of Chemistry and Immunoassay analysers. In addition, the Department provides an range of HPLC testing, including vitamin and urine biogenic amine analysis. All the analysers are linked to the Clinisys WinPath Enterprise LIMS system.

The successful candidate must be registered with the HCPC and hold the IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Clinical Biochemistry. They must also have completed or be working towards a Masters degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent). The candidate must have excellent knowledge of routine Biochemistry, with relevant experience, ideally at band 6 level. This role will primarily be managing and maintaining the Specialist Chemistry section of the laboratory, so experience and knowledge of HPLC is essential.

Main duties of the job

Maintain and Manage the Specialist Biochemistry section of the laboratory, involving the following assays:

o Vitamin A& E

o Vitamin B1 and B6

o Vitamin C

o Catecholamines

o Metanephrines


o Faecal Calprotectin

o Xanthochromia

Maintain and update relevant departmental SOPs and Training documents as required.

Be involved in maintaining the current QMS system (QPulse) with document renewal, non-conformances, asset module and audit.

To be involved with the training and development of staff (e.g. portfolios, CPD, lunchtime seminars)

Rotate into the automated section of the laboratory as required, with the potential to assist in covering the OOH service if necessary.

To work independently with accuracy and precision to ensure equipment and records are maintained according to laboratory SOPs.

To work safely in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines to protect yourself and others and act as one of the departmental H& S officers, ensuring a safe work environment for all staff and visitors.

To work in accordance with information governance and confidentiality guidelines to ensure no patient information is given to unauthorised personnel.

To work closely with other member of the laboratory team of varying grades to produce an excellent service for staff and users.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



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  • Degree in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent professional qualification or another science based degree that has written acceptance by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences
  • M.Sc. or Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science or equivalent .
  • Current State Registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and extra knowledge gained by short to medium term courses, such as instrument training courses, management courses, professional courses etc.


  • Other qualifications such as those in IT and health and safety



  • A good working knowledge of the health and safety measures to ensure safe working conditions in a Pathology Department
  • A good working knowledge of Quality Management principles including EQA and IQC


  • A good working knowledge of ISO 15189 standards
  • A good working knowledge of the requirements for the IBMS Registration and Specialist Portfolio(s)



  • Extensive previous experience of working in an NHS hospital Biochemistry department.


  • Experience of working in a Blood Sciences Laboratory or other disciplines within Blood Sciences

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

120 Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2TY

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