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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
1 Permanent position and 1 Fixed Term Contract for 12 months available

Biomedical Scientists (BMSs) contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of patients by performing and interpreting a range of scientific procedures on biological specimens using highly complex equipment. This post operates throughout Haematology and Blood Transfusion, in conjunction with Registrant Biomedical Scientists and Biomedical Support Workers. Day to day supervision of these staff groups and a particular area of the laboratory is included in the job role. It covers core and out of hours sessions as part of the 24 hour service provided by the laboratory.

The post holder will have in depth experience of their discipline and be registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Biomedical Scientist. A level of knowledge, competency and performance commensurate with possession of a relevant IBMS Specialist Porfolio is required for this post.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in the laboratory's quality management procedures, including EQA, IQC, using and maintaining QPulse
  • To participate in the investigation of root causes of process failures and incorrect results
  • To participate in the laboratory's internal audit program
  • To follow all health and safety policy and instructions provided in the laboratory

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service We will put our patients firstTeamwork We will work togetherAmbition We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure all duties are carried out in a safe and controlled manner
  • To be aware of health and safety issues pertinent to laboratory work
  • To use all personal protective equipment, as required by the laboratory health and safety procedures
  • To communicate test results by telephone, printed report, or electronic report
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues (laboratory and clinical) regarding test procedures or test data
  • To deal with external and internal telephone enquires
  • To be able to make decisions regarding the quality of specimens and validity of test data
  • To be able to follow laboratory procedures and policies
  • To be able to plan and organise the allocated workload effectively, including that of Registrant Biomedical Scientists and Biomedical Support Workers.

Please see the attached job description for full information

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma or equivalent experience
  • Training in basic and specialist laboratory techniques


  • Further training courses (e.g. analyser/subject specific)
  • Evidence of cross-disciplinary training and awareness
  • ECDL
  • Member of the IBMS or related professional bodies
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Experience of working in a medical laboratory environment in discipline
  • Ability to carry out a wide range of tasks
  • Has acted autonomously as a Biomedical Scientist


  • Previous experience of working in a Clinical Laboratory in discipline as lone worker



  • Good organisational skills
  • Well-developed trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload


  • Previous operational management, supervisory and or training experience

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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