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Band 7 - Biomedical Scientist Team lead (Training Lead)

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc. HCA
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The department of Chemical Pathology is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated Biomedical Scientist with HCPC registration to join Blood Sciences team within West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals Trust.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to service improvement as part of the wider Blood Sciences team and to provide leadership and direction across Chemistry department.

The role will enable continued development and require having or develop specialist knowledge and experience with a particular emphasis on Training as well as analysers within the Protein section.

The successful candidate will build on a broad range of experience in Clinical Biochemistry and provide scientific input into both the core automated and specialist biochemistry sections of the department.

Main duties of the job

The Successful applicant will be responsible for the implementation of the Pathology and departmental training policy in Chemical Pathology at Watford and Hemel Hempstead General Hospital.

As a Training lead the successful candidate will be an experienced Biomedical Scientist with Specialist portfolio in Chemical Pathology or equivalent experience.

An extensive technical and scientific knowledge of Chemical Pathology is expected and additional experience with supporting completion of Registration Portfolios and Specialist Diplomas. will be desirable.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

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We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for training plans for BMS and MLA staff across Chemical Pathology. Monitor completion of portfolios for Trainee BMS staff, students and all staff completing registration portfolios, specialist portfolios or blood sciences diplomas.

Able to participate in shift rotation across both sites and work out of ours without supervision to maintain the 24-hour emergency service for the department.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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