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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology & Coagulation Dept

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Haematology and Coagulation Department at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a Friendly, enthusiastic individual to join our fabulous team.

You will be required to work 35 hours a week. You should have an IBMS specialist portfolio (or equivalent) showing specialist knowledge and competence of both Haematology and Haemostasis.

The department is UKAS accredited and an approved IBMS training laboratory with strong links with Southampton University.

Please take a look at the job description to see a more in depth description of the job role and person specification.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

1. Undertake processing of pathological specimens for screening, diagnostic and monitoring purposes.2. Provide accurate, timely and appropriate analytical data/results.3. Deliver a high-quality service that meets the needs of the patients and service users.4. Communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals to support excellent patient care.5. Assist with quality management system tasks for compliance with regulatory and/or accreditingbodies6. Deliver training and education within the specialist section.7. Maintain a high standard of professional competence in the performance of all tests and investigations carried out in the Haematology and Coagulation Laboratory.

The role will primarily be Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.There is the possibility the role will require some weekend working in the future.

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • HCPC approved Biomedical Science degree (BSc) or other HCPC approved degree/top ups
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of current CPD activities
  • Significant previous experience in a medical laboratory
  • IBMS specialist portfolio (in relevant discipline) or equivalent


  • IT competency (hospital IT systems, Outlook, Microsoft)
  • Experience in a large acute hospital laboratory

Skills and competencies


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Multitasking
  • Time management
  • Adaptability
  • Advanced analytical thinking
  • Able to take the initiative
  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Data analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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