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Scientist Training Programme-Immunology

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust and North Tees Trust .

South Tees has secured funding for three in-service STP posts within Immunology, Biochemistry and Haematology. You will primarily be based at The James Cook University Hospital for your training and the post is 37.5 hours per week.

About the programme

The training post is salaried at NHS Agenda for Change Band 6. Posts are funded by NHSE and are supernumerary. On graduating, you would be eligible for statutory Clinical Scientist registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and would be able to apply for Clinical Scientist roles in the Health Service.

As a trainee you will be employed within the departments of Immunology, Haematology or Biochemistry, for a three-year fixed-term training period. During this time, you will complete:
  • a part-time master's degree (fully funded)
  • a programme of workplace training, using an online e-portfolio (OneFile)
  • a final assessment of competence

The curriculum for the programme is comprised of a series of core and scientific modules. Each of these modules is made up of two parts:
  • academic learning delivered and assessed in the university
  • work-based learning and training where you develop and apply your academic and clinical knowledge and skills in the NHS workplace

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with and supported by their designated Training Officer, the Trainee Healthcare Scientist will be responsible for their own progression through the training programme, for completing the learning outcomes as outlined in their curriculum and for progressing through a mixture of work-based training activities and assessments and undertaking the complementary academic master's programme at the designated Higher Education Institution.

At all times the Trainee Healthcare Scientist is expected to work within standard operating policies and procedures of the host department and NHS organisation and adhere to high standards of professionalism, health and safety, risk reduction, confidentiality, patient care and dignity, and respect for equality and diversity as set out in the NHS Constitution.

The Trainee Healthcare Scientist within either Biochemistry, Haematology or Immunology will be employed by the host department for a fixed term of 3 years, during which time they will work through a full-time programme combining work-based learning and a part-time academic programme at master's (MSc) level.

The post holder will work a 37.5 hour week. The post holder will follow the curriculum as detailed on the National School of Healthcare Science website.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • Scientific Lab experience



  • oA 1st or 2:1 in either an undergraduate honours degree or an integrated master's degree, in a pure or applied science subject. The degree subject must be relevant to the specialty for which you are applying. Science degrees related to medicine may also be considered suitable for some of the specialties.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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