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Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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We are seeking an experienced, well motivated and suitably qualified Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Microbiology to work at Salisbury District Hospital. Working as part of a team you will contribute to the provision and further development of a high quality diagnostic service. You will support the Senior Biomedical Scientists responsible for the day to day organisation of the laboratory. You should be highly motivated, a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a Pathology wide team.

Main duties of the job

As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, your main role is to carry out routine and specialist examination of samples using various technologies and to report or present the results as appropriate. You will be expected to assist the section manager (Team Leader) in the daily operation of the assigned section including the supervision of more junior BMS and support staff. You will rotate through all sections of the service including serology, bacteriology, parasitology, molecular microbiology and mycology.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences or equivalent.
  • Registration with HCPC
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in Microbiology


  • MSC



  • Two years post registration experience in an HCPC approved diagnostic microbiology laboratory
  • Knowledge of laboratory information and management computer system
  • Knowledge of safety
  • Ability to work accurately from written protocols
  • Ability to use, control and maintain analytical equipment
  • Ability to train/support less qualified/experienced staff


  • Experience of internal and external QA.

Knowledge and skills


  • Advanced Microbiology techniques
  • Ability to work alone or in a team
  • Able to deal with pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Molecular experience

Other Job related requirements


  • Able to work Saturday/Sundays/Public holidays

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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