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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join the busy Microbiology Department at Scunthorpe General Hospital as a specialist biomedical scientist (AfC Band 6 ). The department is part of Path Links which is a well-established networked NHS Pathology Service offering a wide range of diagnostic investigations on tissue, blood, and fluid samples 24/7 across Lincolnshire, North & North East Lincolnshire and two large acute hospital trusts. Path Links are also part of the Midlands East 2 (ME2) NHSEI pathology network and are working with colleagues to develop this exciting new project.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be an HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist either Band 6 or band 5 with at least 2 years post-registration experience with a successfully completed IBMS specialist portfolio. Following orientation & familiarisation with our working procedures the post holder will be an integral part of the Microbiology department, responsible for processing, reading, interpreting and reporting on a wide variety of samples using both manual and automated systems in routine and serology & molecular areas of the department. Analysers in use include Iris iSprint urine analysers, Vitek 2, BactAlert blood culture system, BacTAlert rapid TB liquid culture, Roche 5800 PCR analysers, Cepheid Genexpert, Qiagen Qiastat, & Diasorin Liaison XL. A tender for MALDI-TOF is currently in progress and new LIMS tender has just been completed. Further projects are in progress to support the sepsis pathway and to further develop molecular testing. Serology & molecular work, mycology and mycobacteriology are centralised at Scunthorpe. The role will also include managing telephone calls from clinical trust operational staff. Candidates will also be required to take part in a 24/7 shift rota which will include some evenings, nights and weekend & bank holiday working.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences or other recognised qualification.
  • Registration with Health & Care Professions Council.
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma or equivalent

Occupational Experience


  • 2 years post registration specialist training leading to the successful completion of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Specialist Portfolio, followed if appropriate by additional in house training in another discipline.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Scunthorpe General Hospital

Cliff Gardens, Scunthorpe


DN15 7BH

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