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Reproductive Science Practitioner

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team of professionals including doctors, nurses, counsellors and administrators at the Shropshire and Mid-Wales Fertility Centre.The post holder will be expected to perform practical and administrative tasks to support the scientific team and broader department in our state-of-the-art assisted conception department. The post holder will work within a team of clinical scientists, scientist trainees and practitioners within the broader multi-professional team.

Assisting the scientific team as a healthcare science practitioner, in providing assisted conception treatments. This includes practical work as well as administrative tasks and assisting with procedures such as IVF and ICSI in the laboratory.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be assessed for proficiency in every task before carrying them out routinely. Work is performed under a degree of supervision, and will be checked on a sample/random basis by senior colleagues as the post holder develops in proficiency. A degree in Biological Sciences or related subject is a pre-requisite for the position in order for the post-holder to understand the basic principles behind the scientific techniques and practices used in the laboratory.

The post-holder is required to carry out the aspects of diagnostic semenology and reproductive science outlined below, diligently and to a high standard, in the assisted conception unit. The following presents an outline of the main duties of the post. The post-holder is expected to possess a high level of proficiency and be capable of independent work within the Fertility laboratories. The post holder will act at all times in a responsible and professional manner towards patients, colleagues and others with whom they may have contact in the course of their work.

About us

The team at the Shropshire & Mid-Wales Fertility Centre are dedicated to helping people to fulfil their dreams of parenthood. We always put the patient at the centre of everything we do. The team consists of Scientists, Doctors, Nurses, Counsellors and Administrators and all work together to try to ensure that patients have the best experience during and after their treatment. In the laboratories, we use cutting-edge technology and individualised treatment plans to try to maximise treatment success.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this job role please see full job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 3 'A' levels (Grades A* - C) or equivalent.
  • BSc degree or equivalent in relevant subject

Experience and Knowledge


  • Data Entry Experience
  • Basic theoretical knowledge to support laboratory processes.
  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality and data protection.
  • Understanding of health and safety.


  • Clinical NHS laboratory experience
  • NHS Hospital experience
  • Previous experience with patient care
  • Awareness of reproductive sciences
  • Awareness of clinical processes

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


Severn Fields Health Village

Sundorne road



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