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Trainee Consultant Biomedical Scientist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Histopathology, as part of Derbyshire Pathology, fora trainee Consultant Biomedical Scientist. Your work will ensure that the department delivers a high quality, timely and effective UKAS-accredited service.

Derbyshire Pathology was formed on the 1st July 2018 of the laboratories at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Royal Derby Hospital. Queens Hospital, Burton also joined Derbyshire Pathology on October 1st 2021. The Cellular Pathology Department is based on the site of Royal Derby Hospital. This is a very busy UKAS accredited department with an interesting, varied and growing workload, covering most specialities except medical renal biopsies, neuropathology and paediatric/neonatal pathology, and includes a team of 12 consultants and two specialty doctors. The Histopathology department currently receives approximately 47,000 surgical specimens per year. Successful appointment would be supported by a robust training programme and application to the IBMS/RCPath Advanced Specialist Diploma will be supported.

The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator who enjoys working in a busy, complex environment with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and achieve tight deadlines.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be working alongside medical consultant Histopathologist's, to train to independently report a defined sub set of samples (Gynaecology), undertaking specimen dissection and participation at MDT meetings

You will be responsible for managing your time and caseload within an agreed job plan. The plan will include designated sessions for the following:
  • Microscopic reporting
  • Specimen dissection
  • Teaching and Training
  • Clinical audit
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)

The successful candidate will also be required to support the Service Manager and Head of Service in the delivery of high value projects within the department, e.g. introduction of Digital Pathology

The successful candidate will also be expected to take responsibility for the planning and organisation of staff and resources within their designated area taking the lead role for Gynaecological pathology service provision within the laboratory.

Closing date of applications - 27 September 2023

Interview date - 11 October 2023

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4thbusiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Knowledge and experience


  • Substantial post registration experience within Histology in line with IBMS criteria
  • DEP in Histological dissection
  • Fellowship of IBMS
  • HCPC registration
  • Experience of dissecting gynaecological specimens from categories A to E
  • Experience of transformation/ service development
  • Experience of UKAS inspections and maintaining QMS
  • Evidence of performing audits


  • Advanced specialist diploma in dissection
  • IBMS verifier for Dissection conjoint board (IBMS/RCPath)

Teaching and training


  • Evidence of teaching medical students
  • Evidence of training Biomedical Scientists within specialty

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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