Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The above vacancy has arisen for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join this dynamic and internationally respected EQA programme based within the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The individual will be required to work with other healthcare scientists and administrative staff in the area of Immunology, Immunochemistry & Allergy by delivering an efficient and responsive EQA service to UK and international clinical laboratories. The duties of this post are varied and interesting with the successful individuals expected to use their own initiative and work without close supervision and be able to work as part of a team. Training will be provided in all areas.

These positions will ideally suit an individuals looking to join an internationally respected team and be exposed to new and exciting developments. It would be essential for the applicants to have relevant laboratory experience. The individuals will be expected to promote good working relationships with both internal and external national and international agencies.

Further educational development would be actively encouraged.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure all EQA sample preparation and tests are accurate, valid and performed efficiently within the assigned time and in accordance with established protocols to the required standards
  • To assist in the correlation, analysis and scientific report production of EQA data
  • Assist in monitoring quality standards, perform audit as directed in line with service needs
  • Adhere to all Trust, Directorate and Service Policies
  • Stimulate and take part in scientific and technical research and development
  • Promote and maintain a high standard of relevant education and training
  • To deputise for Senior staff as required in their absence for short periods of time
  • Produce, maintain and review standard operating procedures as directed
  • Assist with aspects of health and safety monitoring and risk assessments
  • Deliver appropriate staff training
  • Take responsibility for their own personal development and training
  • Take professional responsibility for complex equipment maintenance and monitoring in line with departmental procedures as directed
  • May be required to cover for other biomedical scientists, medical laboratory assistants and clerical staff for short periods of time due to staff shortages
  • To initiate communication and respond to enquiries from globally based participants/ distributors
  • Must be able to concentrate for extended periods of time whilst performing analysis of data to avoid errors

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of five Trusts involved in the formation of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Network. The aim of the Network is to deliver a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients and clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine solutions that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. A collaborative Network will also provide rewarding job and career opportunities for all staff. An Outline Business Case, which described the Target Operating Model for the future Network, has been agreed between Partner Trusts. The proposed Target Operating Model will ultimately lead to the consolidation of services across SYB. As work progresses to establish the Network, staff will be consulted about proposals that may involve them.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • Degree in Biomedical Sciences.
  • Specialist Portfolio or equivalent (FIBMS)


  • MSc in Biomedical Sciences or related topic.



  • Science background and focus for the future.
  • Understanding of Biomedical Scientist job content.
  • Current practical experience of working in an NHS laboratory service accredited to ISO15189.
  • Knowledge and experience of laboratory quality management system.


  • Knowledge of IBMS career pathways and HCPC requirements.
  • Relevant practical experience of working in automated or specialist Clinical Chemistry or Immunology service.

Special Skills / Aptitudes


  • Effective time management.
  • Team working ability.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Basic laboratory skills (hand - eye coordination, methodical approach).
  • Able to demonstrate STH PROUD values


  • Understanding of information governance and data management.
  • Evidence of service development work in the laboratory.
  • Evidence of strong I.T. skills.

Other Factors


  • Demonstrates a Flexible approach to working.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of up to date CPD activity that demonstrates a proactive approach to career development.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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