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Biomedical Scientist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Biomedical Scientist (Band 5) Haematology/Blood Transfusion -

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Biomedical Scientists to join the dynamic and evolving team within the Haematology Department at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.The department is looking for a HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist with IBMS Certificate of Competence (or equivalent pre-2004).

The Haematology Department is one of the largest in the UK offering a wide variety of analyses using modern equipment and processes over 3,000 samples each day. The department holds UKAS ISO15189:2012 accreditation and is an HCPC approved training laboratory. Training and development opportunities are available and all staff are encouraged actively to participate in CPD. The department is a tertiary referral site for Haemostasis & Thrombosis, Haemoglobinopathies and Immunophenotyping services.

Previous experience in NHS is essential. Please include in application form if you have passed the IBMS Certificate of Competence

Main duties of the job

In order to provide the most comprehensive experience, the successful applicants will participate in the laboratory rotation through the core sections of Automated Haematology and Coagulation in addition to the specialist area of Blood Transfusion you will be expected to work at either laboratory site (University Hospital of Wales/University Hospital Llandough) and undertake their contracted hours over a seven day period with participation in shift working following a suitable period of training within the department.

Further opportunities will be provided to rotate into specialised laboratories.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • IBMS Approved Degree
  • IBMS Certificate of Competence


  • Meets all desirable criteria



  • Experience working in NHS Haematology/BTL Laboratory


  • Experience of shift work
  • Experience of a LIMS system

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales / University Hospital Llandough


CF14 4XW

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