1109 - Trainee Biomedical Scientist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Annex 21 for trainees
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic & motivated individual who is professional reliable, innovative & flexible to join our friendly & hardworking team. The department offers training & development opportunities for the right candidates to further develop their skills & ambition.

Biochemistry at Barnsley Hospital is part of the Blood Sciences department of Barnsley & Rotherham Integrated Laboratory Services. This modern department currently offers a wide range of diagnostic testing facilities for Rotherham & Barnsley Hospitals as well as local GP practices. The department is fully UKAS accredited & an IBMS accredited training laboratory.

The Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of five Trusts involved in the formation of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Network. The aim of the Network is to deliver a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients & clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine solutions that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. A collaborative Network will also provide rewarding job & career opportunities for all staff. An Outline Business Case, which described the Target Operating Model for the future Network, has been agreed between Partner Trusts. The proposed Target Operating Model will ultimately lead to the consolidation of services across SYB. As work progresses to establish the Network, staff will be consulted about proposals that may involve them.

Main duties of the job

Interview Date is the 13th October 2023.

We are a fully automated laboratory with an Inpeco Aptio track linking to state of the art Siemens Atellica analysers. In addition, there is a Gem 5000 for Blood Gas analysis, Tosoh G11s for HbA1c analysis and Advanced Micro-Osmometer for Osmolality measurement. We also provide support for the Trust Point of Care Roche Inform glucose meters, Siemens Clinitek Status urine analysis analysers and Werfen Gem 5000 blood gas analysers.

Applying for the trainee position the successful candidate will have, or they are working towards the completion of, an IBMS accredited Biomedical Science degree or IBMS approved equivalent qualifications. Candidates with, or are working towards, the completion of the HCPC registration portfolio would be preferred but not this is not essential. Experience of working in an NHS Biochemistry laboratory would also be preferred.

Once state registered and trained to the band 5 position the successful candidate will be committed to supporting a 24/7 service.

Post state registration training is encouraged and once the IBMS Specialist Portfolio for Biochemistry has been completed and passed the candidate is eligible for automatic progression to Specialist BMS Band 6

For further information or to arrange a laboratory visit we encourage you to contact the Deputy Blood Science Manager/Lead Biochemistry BMS Neil Cuthbert on 01226 434422 or neil.cuthbert@nhs.net

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route.

**Please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**

Please see further details below.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description for Trainee Biomedical Scientist

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

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification



  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • Current knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.
  • Understanding of hazards posed by, and precautions needed with:
  • Biological fluids
  • Chemicals
  • Solvents


  • Specialist knowledge of a Blood sciences Discipline with relevant practical experience.



  • BSc Biomedical Science (accredited or working towards this)

Skills and Abilities


  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • User of Pathology Information System.

Trust Values


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe a time when you were under pressure but remained calm, compassionate and focused at work.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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