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Senior Biomedical Scientist

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The successful candidate will work closely with Biochemistry Manager, Immunology Manager and the Consultant Pathologists to deliver a quality-driven, safe, cost effective, timely, responsive and customer focused Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology (the Service).

This Senior Biomedical Scientist post offers an exciting opportunity for BMS's to further develop their specialist knowledge and skills in Clinical Biochemistry as we are an IBMS registered training facility committed to education, training and clinical excellence.

If you are shortlisted for an interview , this will take place on site due to practical assessment/presentation. We will not be able to support remote interviews.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for supervising the Clinical Biochemistry area and assist in the development of staff within a progressive department where participation in developing our service is actively encouraged.

You should be HCPC registered with an appropriate MSc, IBMS HSD and/or be FIBMS and well versed in the workings of a routine clinical chemistry laboratory. You must have UK NHS Clinical Biochemistry/Immunology laboratory experience. You will also need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated, computer literate and familiar with working to UKAS standards.

The successful candidate may be expected to participate in a rota which provides 24/7 cover for the Clinical Biochemistry service.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you

o 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)

o NHS Pension Scheme

o Flexible working opportunities

o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays

o Career development and training

o Wellbeing support and activities

o In-house physiotherapy Service

o On-site canteens with subsidised meals

o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).

o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for further details, including general management, technical/scientific requirements, IT, staff management, financial, etc

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Specialist portfolio in Clinical Biochemistry and/or Immunology
  • IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma (Clinical Biochemistry and/or Immunology) / MSc in Clinical Biochemistry and/or Immunology / FIBMS status
  • Evidence of on-going CPD


  • IBMS Membership
  • Any other relevant qualification such as a training certificate, ECDL



  • Sound knowledge of Clinical Biochemistry and/or Immunology practise underpinned by theoretical and practical experience
  • Competence and problem solving in an automated environment
  • Awareness of current professional issues
  • Familiarity with ISO15189 systems and standards
  • Broad understanding of Quality Control and good Quality Management and Audit knowledge
  • Good practical knowledge of health and safety issues including COSHH, fire regulations and risk assessments.


  • Experience of leading a laboratory section
  • Experience of staff management
  • Knowledge of iSoft/Winpath LIMS system
  • Experience within an HCPC registered NHS training laboratory
  • Accustomed to a busy environment

Key Skills


  • Ability to organise and manage own and others work/time management, coordinate work flow and determine staff rotas.
  • Able to represent the department at internal meetings
  • Ability to assess and take appropriate action in urgent situations
  • Competent in a broad range of Clinical Biochemistry, separation science and immunology practical techniques
  • Competent in the interpretation and technical validation of results
  • Technical problem solving eg equipment failure, quality control failure
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Able to master complex facts, reach appropriate conclusions and formulate required/relevant responses
  • Able to comply with policies and procedures within the constraints set by the laboratory, Trust and other regulating and professional bodies.
  • Literate in laboratory computerisation and PC office applications
  • Good practical knowledge of health and safety issues including COSHH, fire regulations and risk assessments.
  • Self-motivated and able to work within a team culture
  • Highly developed physical skills required with ability to maintain prolonged concentration and accuracy


  • Experience with Roche Track systems and Cobas 8000 analysers

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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