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Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist Haematology

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a a full time position for Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Band 7) in Haematology Department at University Hospitals Susses(west). You will join the friendly team of Biomedical Scientists & support staff at Worthing and Chichester and would be responsible for the day to day processing and validation of results in various sections within the department. You would be expected to work at both the St Richards (Chichester)and Worthing sites. Going forward there is a possibility of a requirement to work at Brighton or Haywards Heath.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the daily management of Haematology department at SRH alongside general leadership duties directed by the Lead BMS.

Supervising Biomedical Scientists, trainees and MLAs, including training of junior staff completing their Registration & Specialist Portfolios.

To practice as a Senior Specialist HCPC Registered BMS to provide a high-quality service.

The individual will be expected to apply professional judgement and utilise specialist skills and detailed scientific knowledge to provide a high quality and timely result service.

Staff development is actively encouraged through CPD.

The successful candidates must be HCPC registered and has obtained a MSc Biomedical Sciences Degree or relevant experience at Band 6 as well as demonstrating a high level of knowledge and commitment aimed at maintaining and developing a quality service in their specialisation.

The laboratory has full training status with the HCPC and IBMS.The department offers support and encouragement of your CPD and the opportunity to attend approved external courses when available.

The Laboratory is currently UKAS accredited to ISO 15189 standards.

Excellent communication and organisational skills.Excellent written and spoken EnglishExperience of the above mentioned analysers would be an advantageAble to plan and priorities own workload.IT Literate with experience of LIMS systems .

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're

here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communicate information and issues within the teams to ensure the continual and efficient running of the Department.

Actively participate in team meetings and departmental Huddles.

Act as liaison between the laboratory and other users of the service and deal with enquiries from users, patients and other members of staff in a polite and helpful manner, seeking specialist scientific advice where required.

Provide information to patients and other users of the service according to current standard operational procedures.

Empathetically resolve complaints received from patients and users in a kind and compassionate manner seeking appropriate guidance from senior management when required.

Liaise with the specialism team across the Trust to ensure that working practices are consistent.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • At Least 2 years at Band 6 working in Haematology
  • NHS Experience
  • Quality Qualification
  • FIBMS or Relevant MSc


  • Evidence of CPD
  • Management Qualification



  • Evidence of Working with High Volume automated Equipment
  • Troubleshooting of equipment/results
  • Use of LIMS/Order Comms
  • Evidence of Training Other Staff


  • Non-Routine analytical methodology
  • Evidence of Workload mitigation

Staff management


  • Roster use


  • IPR training
  • Staff Management eg Capability



  • Use of Q-Pulse
  • SOPs written
  • Evidence of knowledge of UKAS

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


ST Richards


PO19 6SE

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