Senior Biomedical Scientist Training Officer

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/ pro-rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a Senior Biomedical or Clinical Scientist post within the Oxford Haematology Department

The post will lead on Training of staff across a wide variety of staff groups in the Department.

Oxford is a large Tertiary Teaching Hospital with a Trauma Centre, a Cancer Centre and a wide variety of Specialist Services several of whom have their own unique requirements.

Main duties of the job

Senior Biomedical or Clinical Scientist (Training)

Band 7 Training Lead

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Haematology Department at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS foundation Trust. The department is a UKAS accredited, and accredited for Training with IBMS and RCPath.

We support Training of Biomedical Scientists by a variety of routes including a Degree in partnership with local Oxford Brookes University. We support Clinical Scientist Training and Medical Training to FRCPath. We support Post Graduate Training for Biomedical Scientist staff, and additional

Training Lead: will support training across a large Department including Registration and Specialist Portfolio for qualified staff and support Masters level training for Biomedical and Clinical Scientists, and non-Graduate qualifications for support workers. The post will continue to support a service role as required.

Applicants should be HCPC registered scientists with, or working towards Master's level relevant qualifications with up-to-date knowledge in a UK NHS environment.

About us

The Department of Laboratory Haematology is spread across 4 sites in hospitals in Oxford and Banbury.

The Oxford University Hospital Haematology has a more diverse range of testing being carried out than many other Hospitals. The Department is UKAS 15189 and HCPC accredited. in Oxford and Banbury.The department undertakes a high volume of testing, processing over 700,000 FBC per annum, and supports a comprehensive range of clinical services with both general and specialist testing.

Oxford has a higher than average commitment to Research with multiple papers produced and the right candidate would be able to contribute.

The candidate must be HCPC registered as a Biomedical or Clinical Scientist.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Leading the support of Training of Trainee Biomedical Scientists leading to registration, including appraisal of relevant Trainee staff.
  • To devise and implement training programmes to lead newly appointed or registered scientific staff to a point of full competence in all areas of Haematology / Transfusion in collaboration with other senior staff.
  • To take the lead locally in the provision of CPD for all registered staff
  • To take the lead on the induction of new staff at all levels
  • To work with Haematology Management team to agree prioritisation of support for external courses and meetings, both encouraging staff to take up opportunities and ensuring resources are used appropriately to increase the skill base of the Department.
  • To support as appropriate those staff undergoing Post-Graduate or Masters Level Training programmes.
  • To devise, support and implement training programmes for Laboratory support staff in collaboration with other senior staff in Haematology and relevant staff in the rest of Laboratory Medicine.
  • To support as appropriate the training of Haematology Specialist Registrar staff as agreed with Haematology Consultant staff.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Health and Care Professions Council Registration
  • Masters Level in Biomedical Science or equivalent demonstrable knowledge


  • Membership of professional bodies i.e. IBMS, BBTS, BSH

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of the basic techniques within Haematology and Transfusion
  • At least 3 years post registration laboratory experience as either a BMS or CS.
  • Substantial demonstrable experience in all Training and supervision


  • Examples of internal/external presentation of scientific work
  • Experience in a UK laboratory

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Dept. of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headey Way



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