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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories in Haematology/Transfusion. This service is provided across four separate hospital sites.

The laboratory based at the new CSSB facility at Royal Liverpool supports the Clatterbridge Cancer Care Hospital Liverpool and regional specialists' services such as Haemophilia centre and the Haemoglobinopathy and Antenatal Screening Service.

The laboratory based at Aintree University Hospital supports the regions Trauma Centre. This laboratory also serves the Walton Neurological Centre.

Broadgreen Hospital, which is co-located with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is home to a number of elective surgical, diagnostic and treatment services, together with specialist rehabilitation.

The Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is the main hospital delivering the highest standards of care for women, babies and families.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of this role are to perform the validation of analytical data prior to result reporting and the selection and provision of suitable blood and blood products. You will have experience of LIMS, other IT systems and of Quality Management Systems and you will be expected to train all other appropriate grades of staff and support the Senior Biomedical Scientists.

You will also support the operational functionality of the laboratory areas including calibrating, maintaining and operating complex analytical equipment and regularly reviewing internal quality control and external quality assurance data trends.

The department is UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accredited and accredited by the IBMS as a training laboratory.

Our staff rotate across the sites so are experiencing different clinical needs and requirements specific to the hospital which adds to the interest in the role. Some areas require autonomous working which instils a great sense of achievement delivering the service.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1st October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

The post holder will be an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist and will perform routine and specialist procedures to aid the effective diagnosis and treatment of patients. They will liaise with scientific and medical staff, both internally and externally. The post holder will be required to fulfil all their duties on a rotational basis supplying their skills to all sections and hospital sites covered by this service.

Key responsibilities

Provide timely and accurate results using the appropriate automated and manual processes.

Provide routine and specialist haematology and transfusion analyses, validation, interpretation and reporting of results.

Maintain complex analytical equipment.

Requisition and maintain blood stock levels.

Authorise and issue compatible blood and pharmaceutical products to patients.

Supervise, teach, advise and inform all grades of staff.

Comply with HCPC Standards of Proficiency and Conduct.

Main Tasks include those associated with:

Knowledge and Personal Development

Communication and Relationships

Scientific and Technical


Research and Development

Supervisory Responsibilities

Out Of Hours service

For more details, please see full Job Description

Person Specification for HCPC registered BMS



BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent

HCPC registered

Up to date CPD Record


One or more of following:

MSc in Biomedical Sciences / haematology

MSc or FIBMS in another discipline in conjunction with IBMS

Experience Essential

Demonstrable post registration experience in Haematology.


Out of Hours working in a medical laboratory



Health & Safety awareness



Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines

Excellent communication skills



IT and keyboard skills

Person Specification



  • Health & Safety awareness



  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent
  • HCPC registered


  • MSc In Biomedical Sciences



  • Demonstrable laboratory experience


  • Out of hours laboratory working



  • Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Numerate


  • IT skills
  • Keyboard skills

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Clinical Laboratories


L7 8YE

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