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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Point of Care Testing (CDH)

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like a rewarding career at the heart of healthcare?

A vacancy have arisen for a suitable qualified Specialist Biomedical Scientist with HCPC registration to join the Point Of Care Testing (POCT) department covering the new Community Diagnostics Hub services.

As an experienced Biomedical Scientist the post holder will contribute to the day-to-day running and development of the Point of Care Testing department. The post holder will have in-depth scientific knowledge of at least one Pathology discipline and will work with the POCT Clinical Lead, POCT Senior BMS and POCT Associate Practitioners to ensure that all scientific, technical and quality aspects of the POCT service are maintained across Community Diagnostic Hub sites. The post holder must be able to work autonomously where appropriate. The role will often be outward-facing therefore good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential to the role.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for all quality aspects within their designated area and ensures the timely completion of CAPAs, audits, EQA reports and any other activities associated with the quality assurance system
  • Participates in the maintenance of the quality system by participating in EQA and IQA schemes as appropriate. This will include distribution of IQC and EQA material.
  • Participates in the introduction of new equipment or methods to the department, as appropriate.
  • Travelling between Community Diagnostic Hub sites as required.
  • To complete daily monitoring tasks associated with the use of POCT equipment by clinical staff to help to ensure on-going compliance with policies and procedures.
  • To assist in processing training and competency assessments for all POCT equipment users according to departmental protocols.
  • To configure, install, use, maintain and troubleshoot POCT equipment and any associated software.
  • To use interpretative skills to determine the significance of laboratory results and take appropriate actions

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science accredited by the IBMS or equivalent.
  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist.
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in a Pathology discipline.


  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in a Blood Sciences discipline.

SKills, Attributes, Experience


  • Min. 2 years post registration experience in NHS clinical laboratory


  • Experience of POCT
  • Experience of leading a small team

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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