2301 - Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Annex 21 for band 5
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is an ideal opportunity for an experienced HCPC registered BMS looking for a new challenge. Haematology at Barnsley Hospital is part of the Blood Sciences department of Barnsley & Rotherham Integrated Laboratory Services (BRILS). This modern department offers a wide range of diagnostic testing for both Trusts as well as local GP practices within the ICB. The department is fully UKAS accredited & is an IBMS accredited training laboratory.

The Barnsley NHS Trust is currently one of five Trusts involved in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Transformation Programme. The aim is to design a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients & clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine solutions that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. The service will also be efficient and sustainable, encourage research & development in collaboration with Academia & Industry to improve health & wealth in the region & provide rewarding jobs and career opportunities for all staff. Transformation Programme may include the consolidation of some services. Staff will be consulted about proposals that may involve them. The Pathology staff will also be participating in a staff consultation to change working patterns, therefore, shifts may change from those described in the advert.

Fixed term & Permanent post available.

Main duties of the job

The Blood Sciences department at Barnsley achieves high standards of quality to support patient management within BRILS and wider ICBs.

As a qualified, experienced BMS you will be expected to:

Have excellent communication skills.

Display attitudes & behaviours in line with Trust values.

Ensure that patients are at the heart of work & processes you perform within the department.

Support senior staff & managers to deliver a high-quality service including training of new starters of equal grade and lower grades of staff, including trainees and completion of audit.

Have worked with LIMS & IT systems within their current role.

Maintain CPD and be involved in the departments CPD programme.

The department offers individuals with motivation and ambition opportunities to develop leadership skills with opportunities to become BMA mentors or health & wellbeing champions and undertake training for additional roles, such as being a first-aider.

Candidates who are newly HCPC registered or are nearing completion of their portfolio/awaiting HCPC registration will be considered for interview if their application evidence meets the criteria. If you are not yet HCPC registered, you will be required to bring your portfolio to interview.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route.

**Please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**

Please see further details below.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Skill and Abilities


  • Able to prioritise and manage own work.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • User of Pathology Information System.
  • Able to use Excel, Word, Access etc to set up documents and spreadsheets and extract information.
  • Manual dexterity: ability to make accurate and precise measurements using sophisticated testing equipment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Able to concentrate frequently and for long periods when subject to unpredictable working patterns particularly Out of Hours. Good communication and interpersonal skills.


  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Current knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.
  • Understanding the implications of patient results, in order to alert, support and appropriately advise requesting clinicians to ensure effective diagnosis and treatment and improve patient management.
  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • .Understanding of hazards posed by, and precautions needed with:
  • Biological fluids
  • Chemicals
  • Solvents



  • BSc Biomedical Science (accredited).
  • State registered with Health Professions Council.


  • BBTS Certificate.



  • Specialist knowledge of Clinical Haematology and Blood Transfusion and/or Clinical Chemistry through completion of the IBMS Post Graduate Specialist Training Portfolio with relevant practical experience normally in excess of 2 years.
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD activity.

Trust Values


  • In around 100 words please describe what motivates you to do a good job.
  • In around 100 words please describe how do you ensure you contribute to a well-functioning team.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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