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Biomedical Scientist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/ pro-rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Department of Laboratory Haematology is spread across 4 sites at 3 hospitals in Oxford and Banbury, and the successful candidates would work as part of a team at the Oxford and Banbury sites of the Trust. Self-development is encouraged with access to a number of postgraduate courses.

The Department is both UKAS 15189 and HCPC accredited.

We are looking to recruit to Band 6 posts to support the broad workload across the Department.

The post is unlikely to support Sponsorship for work visa if required.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be HCPC registered and completed or making good progress towards Specialist Portfolio or equivalent. The successful candidate will have an interest in Haematology and / or Blood Transfusion they will rotate through all sections, covering the full range of Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

Equipment in Haematology is Sysmex equipment across all 4 sites. Blood Transfusion has networked Blood-Tx and integrated Remote Release to a greater extent than most sites in the UK.

The Oxford University Hospital Haematology has a more diverse range of testing being carried out than many other Hospitals with a variety of specialist workload being referred in, and training in appropriate specialist sections may be given, over time, as required.

A flexible approach to working hours is required staff will be expected to work on all sites as required. The Haematology Department is a 24/7/365 operation and staff will be expected to work a variety of hours to meet the needs of the service. The successful candidate(s) will work as part of a busy multidisciplinary team and have a positive professional approach to patient care.

Candidates without UK HCPC registration would not be considered for shortlisting

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Mr D. Smith on 01865 220337 or 572824 or email

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments. Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • HCPC Registration,
  • Biomedical Science B.Sc. or equivalent knowledge as assessed by the HCPC
  • IBMS postgraduate Diploma in Haematology and / or Transfusion or equivalent knowledge


  • Membership of IBMS or BBTS CPD scheme.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of the all basic techniques within Haematology and Transfusion.
  • Successful competency assessment for lone worker as part of Shift and / or On call.
  • Proven experience in laboratory environment.


  • Previous experience with equipment in use at OUH

Skills and Abilities


  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to mentor and impart knowledge to Junior colleagues.
  • Ability to prioritise competing workload.
  • Basic Keyboard Skills
  • Knowledge of IT architecture in the running of complex analytical equipment and Laboratory Information Systems
  • Practical analytical skills associated with diagnostic lab work
  • Timely accurate working.
  • Methodical and well organised.
  • Precise and Numerate


  • Previous experience in NHS Diagnostic laboratory
  • Computer literate
  • Good hand eye co-ordination

Personal Qualities


  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Quick to learn and comprehend.
  • Able to work as team member.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Able to perform light physical work
  • Capable of intense periods of concentration
  • Ability to show flexibility by performing multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure.


  • Openness
  • Ability to learn from experience.

Other Requirements


  • Prepared to work with biological materials and a variety of sample types


  • Flexible approach to hours of work including night shift.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital



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