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Biomedical Scientist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist Band 5 in the Haematology section within the Blood Sciences Department.

Experience working in a Diagnostic Haematology Laboratory would be advantageous but full training will be provided. After training, you will be expected to work on own initiative with minimal supervision. You will be self-motivated and able to prioritise. You must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, have great attention to detail and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake testing and processing of biomedical specimens, analysis and entering of results into the Hospital Information System.
  • Work flexibly in reflection of service needs although this post does not require out of hours rota participation.
  • Supervise and/or train less experienced staff in own area of work and competency.
  • Maintain and promote professional image of the CUH Trust.

The laboratory is UKAS accredited and IBMS approved for training. We are committed to supporting the professional development of our staff. You will be supported to complete the Haematology Specialist Portfolio, with rotations into Specialist Haemostasis and Blood Transfusion. There will be opportunities for cross training within the Biochemistry section in the future. This post will allow you to develop transferable skills and experience.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 29th November 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 13th December 2023

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development



  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of Biomedical procedures gained through BSc or equivalent


  • Practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory
  • Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of pathology LIMS
  • Experience in automated blood science laboratory



  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of Biomedical and haematology procedures gained through BSc or equivalent


  • Knowledge of Pathology IT systems
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems
  • Knowledge/performance of Risk Assessments
  • Knowledge of Advia 2120i and ACLTOP 750 LAS and Aptio track systems



  • Willingness to undertake cross training to extend skill set to deliver role.
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills - can work as part of a team or independently
  • Work flexibly to cover 24/7 shift pattern
  • Able to prioritise workload to meet needs of the service
  • Ability to concentrate for prolonged periods of time

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Pathology - Blood Sciences level 4, Hills Road



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