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Pathology IT Biomedical Scientist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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The Pathology IT Biomedical Scientist will support the Pathology department in business as usual and project related workload.

This is a 6 month fixed term and has arisen due to the long term absence of the Pathology Systems Manager at a time of heightened demand upon the Pathology IT Team to maintain the current WinPath (V5) system and to support multiple projects including the LIMS upgrade to WinPath Enterprise (V7), POCT connectivity and Digital Pathology projects.

The post will require a unique blend of both technical and clinical knowledge, the successful candidate will need to be both technically and clinically competent in order to represent the Trust a Biomedical scientist with a history of administrator responsibilities and knowledge of WinPath V5 / 7 would be of considerable value. Experience of the LIMS upgrade project and involvement in the design stages is desirable.

The post will report to the Pathology Systems Manager, Pathology IT Senior BMS and dotted line report to the Pathology IT Implementation Specialist.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to Pathology IT work packages are maintained and completed in a timeline fashion, which include but are not limited to: Integration, Data Migration, Clinical input, System ownerships, Pathology IT systems relating to the LIMS.

To participate in the formulation of operational policies in association with the LIMS system and relating systems.

To assist the Pathology IT Implementation Specialist in key tasks related to the WinPath Enterprise project.

To help deliver training to the Pathology departments who will be using the WinPath Enterprise system.

To assist in providing accurate workload statistics and performance indicators within agreed protocols and providing regular reports for the Pathology and Laboratory Managers.

To represent the Pathology IT Department at meetings as directed.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, youll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

Were committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Graduate within a life science subject
  • HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist


  • MSc in Biomedical Science Discipline or IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent



  • Worked within a pathology discipline as a BMS for at least 2 years


  • Contributed to IT projects in Pathology
  • Experience working as a high level LIMS user

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Working knowledge of all disciplines of Pathology, including Phlebotomy.
  • Good I.T. & Keyboard skills
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to work across disciplines and to liaise closely with counterparts


  • Ability to write clear reports and develop IT projects.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management software packages.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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