Biomedical Scientist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS) currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, innovative, quality driven, qualified Biomedical Scientist to work in a multi-disciplinary Blood Sciences department. The post-holder will be based in the multi-disciplinary Blood Sciences department at Warwick Hospital and will have the opportunity to rotate across the CWPS network including both the Hub Site at George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton and the Specialist Site based at UHCW Hospital, Coventry.

Applications are invited from applicants who are suitably qualified and have HCPC registration and NHS Experience.

Commitment to the provision of a 24/7service is a necessary requirement for this post and the successful applicant will be expected to fully participate in the out-of-hours system once trained

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 5th October 2023.

Main duties of the job

  • Perform daily routine and specialised diagnostic services on patient and environmental samples containing potentially infectious material. This will be done on a rotational basis using manual and automated techniques to exacting medical and scientific standards according to standard operating procedures
  • Perform daily interpretation of diagnostic investigations. Know how to proceed in the event of technical / analytical non conformity and when to inform the line manager
  • Accurate and timely entry of data onto the laboratory computer system and/or automated analysers using a VDU and keyboard workstation
  • As appropriate record reports for authorisation in electronic form and / or verbally to persons authorised to receive them
  • Quality check outputs including maintaining necessary internal record

  • Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

    About us

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

    We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

    Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

    We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

    By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

    The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Participate in external and internal quality assurance schemes and vertical and horizontal audits as directed by senior staff
  • Work to meet laboratory performance targets as directed by senior staf
  • Under supervision, develop and investigate new techniques as required by the changing needs of the service
  • To regularly inform and discuss progress of training towards a post registration specialist competence portfolio, with the laboratory training officer and other senior staff as appropriate.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    Warwick Hospital

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV34 5BW

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