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Specialist/Registered Biomedical Scientist

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Cellular Pathology based at Lincoln County Hospital for a suitably qualified Biomedical Biomedical Scientist. The department has a reputation for service innovation and improvement, we are looking for a motivated individual to join us and support ongoing service developments.

Main duties of the job

The Path links Cellular Pathology Department is a centralised service based at Lincoln County Hospital deliveringa diagnostic service for both Lincolnshire NHS Trusts which includes five main Hospital sites.

The post holder will be required to participate in all aspects of the laboratory rota including specimen dissection, diagnostic cytology preparation, paraffin wax histology, Immunocytochemistry, special staining anddigital slide scanning.

The department operates from 08:00 to 19:00, the ability to work at other Path Links sites will be required on occasional basis.

The directorate has recently moved to a seven day service delivery format in order to meet cancer turnaround requirements, the post holder will be required to support this on a rotational basis.

About us

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Candidates must have HCPC registration and should have completed the IBMS Specialist Portfolio (or have equivalent experience). Consideration will also be given to candidates who can demonstrate substantial progress in completion of the Specialist Portfolio.

Key duties include:
  • Perform routine and specialist investigations in accordance with Path Links Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • The accurate analysis of samples using specialist instrumentation or manual techniques.
  • Operation of accurate measuring equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance on complex, high value laboratory equipment
  • Trouble shoot problems that arise during the course of the working day and rectify them, or seek appropriate assistance.
  • Deliver practical training to MLA, BMA, Trainee and Registered BMS's.
  • Act as mentor to trainee BMS staff.

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences (IBMS accredited degreee) .


  • Registration with Health & Care Professions Council.
  • IBMS registration portfolio/specialist portfolio

Occupational Experience


  • Relevant laboratory experience.


  • Experience in Immunology

Other attributes


  • Evidence of team working & overall suitability


  • Evidence of troubleshooting or working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road


DN15 7BH

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