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Specialist Biomedical Scientist Point of Care & Bowel Cancer screening

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To support the development of the South of Tyne Clinical Pathology Services, an opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Band6) to join a friendly professional team within our Point of Care and Bowel Cancer Screening Department, the post holder will contribute to the provision of the clinical laboratory service, as part of a team of Biomedical Scientists and support workers, which provide a service across the three hospital sites Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside.

The Gateshead site is a new state of the art laboratory with all staff rotating into this area to train on new processes. The purpose of the post is to ensure that the Point of Care and Bowel Cancer Screening Department is able to meet the needs of the service both now and in the future. Staff will be required to rotate across all laboratory sites and participate in the departments shift rota pattern.

Salary offered will be dependent on current position, qualification and previous experience within the NHS.

The post will be on Gateshead Health NHS Trust terms and conditions of employment.

Main duties of the job

To be eligible to apply for the post you must meetALLthe essential criteria requirements of the relevant personal specification. Please ensure you respond to all personal specification requirements in your application.

To apply for this position you will meet the relevant personal specification and have experience working in a Pathology laboratory environment. In addition to the relevant qualifications and experience the following attributes will be key:
  • Calm supportive disposition
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Personable approach
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
  • Adaptability in a changing environment
  • The willingness to work flexibly

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the team the post holder will have developed knowledge, experience and competency in diagnostic techniques and must have Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) State Registration. Registration enables the post-holder to work unsupervised as well as a IBMS specialist portfolio. It is a primary role of the post to provide advice to clinical users of the service regarding test requirements and expected turnaround times. The post holder will be expected to further develop knowledge and skills of the specialist diagnostic techniques of the Point of Care department.

Person Specification



  • Accredited BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent, HCPC Professional Registration
  • Knowledge of specialist point of care procedures to post-graduate diploma level or equivalent acquired through CPD, short courses


  • Post Graduate Diploma, Working towards MSc or equivalent



  • 3 Years post graduate specialist training.
  • Minimum of 3 yrs experience of modern laboratory techniques and good knowledge of current professional issues.
  • Current Specialist BMS experience within a clinical laboratory or equivalent experience.


  • Experience of highly specialised techniques



  • Knowledge of specialist point of care procedures to post-graduate diploma level or equivalent acquired through CPD, short courses


  • Knowledge of Clinical Pathology Accreditation Inspections, Quality Management Systems and Audit Statistical Analysis

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue



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