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Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Welcome to Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and thank you for considering us as your choice of employer.

The Microbiology Department at Darent Valley hospital is seeking to appoint an energetic, well-motivated, HCPC registered individual with experience of working in an NHS Pathology laboratory.

The laboratory is well developed within bacteriology, Serology and Molecular techniques housing a range of Microbiology analysers,including Vitek 2 , Cobas 480, Microscan and Maldi-Tof ID , Genexpert, Virtuo analyser, DS2, Vidas and Liaison XLs.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in maintaining CPD , complete registration Portfolio and support laboratory to maintainrequirements of United Kingdom Accreditation Standards (UKAS).

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, value patient care and are keen to excel in your development, then Darent Valley Hospital is the place for you.

We have an extensive training and development programme with new opportunities for developing our Biomedical Scientists of the future. We encourage you to be part of this journey.

Darent Valley Hospital is situated within a short distance to Blue Water shopping centre and is well supported by public transport with good access links to Central London and is just off the M25.Interested in joining our friendly team? For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Rachael Jeremiah (01322 428 733).

Main duties of the job

All applicants will work in a rotation with other staff in all sections within the laboratory. You must be keen to embrace new ways of working and develop your skills and knowledge.

All applicants will be provided with a 16-week roster following successful probation. This will include early and late shifts and allocated rest daysfor weekends worked. You will be expected to work according to our working time compliant shift system. The successful applicant will be required to participate in out of hours or On-call shifts when fully competent following training. There is a requirement for flexibility of your working pattern and an extended working day shift may be required.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Performing various analytical procedures for which appropriate training will be provided in accordance with agreed standard operating procedures

Completing tasks efficiently and effectively in an appropriate time period, ensuring that turnaround times for tests are met

Using and maintaining the integrity of the Laboratory Information System

Dealing with samples and results with appropriate priority

Delivering accurate and timely results of samples, according to priority

Assisting the senior staff and Specialist Biomedical Scientists in supervising and directing the routine work of a section(s)

Analysing and interpreting results from patient specimens and proceeding accordingly

Performing complex tests and assays according to established procedures and required standards. These include microscopic analyses and the plating-out and interpretation of culture plates from infected clinical material such as urine, sputum and faeces and the assaying of blood samples for indicators of infection, including high risk samples

Identifying pathogenic organisms, or markers of the cause of infections (serological tests) and to carry out antimicrobial sensitivity tests against those organisms

Entering complex test results onto the laboratory computer system

Person Specification

Education and Experience


  • BSc Biomedical Science or other IBMS accredited degree
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Knowledge and practical experience in multiple areas of bacteriology and Molecular techniques
  • Evidence of registration Portfolio


  • Working towards IBMS Specialist Diploma.
  • Evidence of continuous CPD
  • Familiar with Telepath LIMS system
  • Evidence of particular interest in Mycology

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Darenth Wood Road



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