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Trainee Biomedical Scientist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per Annum (upon Annex 21 Training completion)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The H& I department at LCL are looking for a Trainee Biomedical Scientist holding an IBMS approved degree, willing to develop sufficient expertise to gain HCPC Registration in the prescribed time (23 months). The successful applicant will be supported through completion and assessment of IBMS training portfolio by a designated training lead and will rotate within the serology and molecular areas of the department.We are an IBMS accredited training laboratory that provides a comprehensive serology and molecular diagnostic service, utilising state of the art equipment for our interesting and varied workload. The successful applicant will be required to develop the skills needed to perform and interpret specialist tests (under supervision), to prepare specialist reagents required for specialist investigations and to report to and liaise with service users.The successful applicant will be required to work shifts and participate in the weekend service after suitable training.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is required to carry out technical duties in the diagnostic laboratory areas under the supervision of qualified Biomedical Scientists whilst gaining the education, training and experience necessary to obtain Registration with the HCPC.The post holder will be expected to utilise all training and experience to fulfil to requirements of the IBMS training portfolio.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


To attend relevant trainee tutorials and talks as directed by the Training Officer.

To take responsibility for the continuous update and maintenance of personal training records or portfolio under the guidance of the Training Officer.

To learn and to become competent in the performance and interpretation of analytical procedures and laboratory results under the direction of an appropriately qualified member of staff.

To participate in Continual Professional Development meeting HPC professional requirements.

Technical and Scientific

To undertake manual, semi-automated and fully-automated laboratory investigations, under appropriate supervision, ensuring Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to at all times.

To undertake preventative maintenance on laboratory instruments under the supervision of a Biomedical Scientist.

To develop the skills required to prepare specialist reagents required for immunological investigations.

To undertake technical validation of results from laboratory investigations under the direct supervision of a Biomedical Scientist.

To learn how to interpret diagnostic laboratory results and to take appropriate actions where necessary, under the direction of senior staff. To include procedures for:

authorisation of results

ordering relevant follow-up laboratory procedures

adding technically and clinically relevant comments

referring results for a second opinion

informing the requestor of clinically significant results

To report to the section supervisor any instance or event which may compromise service delivery.

To undertake method evaluations under the supervision of senior staff.

To participate in research and development as directed by senior staff.

To effectively liaise and communicate with all members of staff and to actively participate in laboratory meetings.

To deal helpfully, competently and confidentially with patients, staff and laboratory visitors to deal with all enquiries and to orally transmit results as laid down in SOP.

Laboratory Informatics

To comply with local and national policies for the safe, secure and confidential processing, and storage of patient and other laboratory information.

To use the Laboratory Information System according to the authorised protocols.

To maintain the integrity and accuracy of the laboratory databases.

Person Specification



  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Continuously update knowledge of speciality
  • Dextrous, good technique, able to handle fine pipettes and equipment E 11 Willingness to undertake CPD
  • Ability to work as part of a team , or individually and organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods with attention to detail
  • Able to follow written and spoken instructions
  • Willingness to paticipate in the extended working day system and weekend work/prepared to participate in shift rotas and out of hours work
  • Willingness to undertake CPD


  • Willingness for post graduate study



  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Ability to act on own initiative



  • Experience in a clinical laboratory, and a good understanding of laboratory health & safety issues


  • Knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment



  • Appropriate Science degree/equivalent qualification for HCPC registration
  • Commenced HCPC registration portfolio

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Clinical Laboratories


L7 8YE

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