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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £50,364 a year pa pro-rata incl HCAS (inner)
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
South West London Pathology is an award winning pathology partnership between four Hospital Trusts - St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust - designed to provide an integrated, high quality pathology service for hospitals and GPs across South West London, by bringing together the best of each Trust's service and providing them within a single organisation.

The Microbiology department at St George's has state of the art equipment, offering full laboratory automation and a vast array of molecular platforms. The laboratory prides itself on its innovative and progressive approach to Microbiology.

Main duties of the job

***Please refer to attached job description and person specification for full job main duties:***

Microbiology at SWLP is looking for Specialist Biomedical Scientists to join our dynamic, friendly team as Specialist Biomedical Scientists (Band 6). You will be deployed in Bacteriology. The department offers the latest equipment in the Microbiology field with three Kiestra lines, MALDI-ToF technology, Uri-system, BD FX and MGIT, BD Phoenix, EntericBio, Liaison XLs and new state of the art molecular diagnostic instruments.

The department also offers an extensive screening programme for latent TB for the London region.

The post holder will be expected to have good knowledge and experience in Bacteriology and should include mycology, parasitology and mycobacteriology.

You will be expected to participate in a 24/7 shift system which includes weekend, night, late and bank holiday working as part of hours.

About us

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, St George's Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, and two health centres, St Johns Therapy Centre, and The Nelson Centre.With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the main responsibilities for the role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Provides specialist clinical technical services to patients that may include research and audit samples.

Contributes to providing a professional clinical laboratory service, working effectively as a team member as part of the overall department.

Able to perform all core scientific and interpretive work, which corresponds to the training and qualifications of a Registered Biomedical Scientist.

To assist in training and supervising staff and deputising for the Advanced Biomedical Scientist when necessary.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • . An honours degree or equivalent in a biological science
  • . HCPC Registration
  • . Hold the IBMS Specialist Diploma in relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • . Proven experience post HCPC registration in the relevant discipline
  • . Excellent working knowledge of specialist subject in relevant discipline
  • . Evidence of continuing professional development
  • . Knowledge of health and safety issues
  • . Experience of quality management systems

Skills and Abilities


  • . Practical specialist analytical skills associated with diagnostic laboratory work
  • . Competence in PC word processing, spreadsheet and database software
  • . Accuracy and attention to detail
  • . Able to follow written methodologies or protocols
  • . Able to work as part of a team
  • . Ability to work under pressure
  • . Ability to plan and prioritise allocated work
  • . Intermediate level of computer skills
  • . Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • . Use of enhanced pathology computer systems

Other relevant requirements


  • Capable of intense periods of concentration

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


SW17 0QT

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