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Advanced Biomedical Scientist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited from enthusiastic and highly motivated Specialist Biomedical Scientists or existing Advanced Biomedical Scientists for the post of Advanced Biomedical Scientist, Haematology and Blood Transfusion at the the Northern Care Alliance (NCA).

The custom built, Central Service Laboratory serves the North East Sector Trust site(s) at The Royal Oldham Hospital and there are similarly equipped laboratories across the NCA. The department is in the process of implementing a new laboratory information management system and is currently installing replacement Sysmex XN haematology analysers and Sysmex CN coagulation analysers within the department and across Haematology NCA.

This is a challenging post and offers an aspiring Specialist Biomedical Scientist or existing Advanced Biomedical Scientist an opportunity to take on a demanding role in both the technical and regulatory aspects of haematology laboratory practice.

The philosophy of the laboratory is to promote best practice and provide high quality services. The department is ISO 15189 2012 accredited and is approved by the HCPC/IBMS for training to state registration. CPD and further study is encouraged and supported.

Main duties of the job

We are in an exciting time of development and change, following the formation of the Northern Care Alliance. You will help to ensure that service delivery, specifically across the Haematology and Transfusion departments continue to be quality driven and ensure care is of the high standard that we would expect for our patients. The Haematology and Blood Transfusion department has a proven and well established quality management system.

You will be qualified to MSc (FIBMS) or equivalent in haematology or blood transfusion. You will have an in-depth knowledge of haematology laboratory practice, ideally with a minimum of five years laboratory experience at Specialist BMS grade and have the ability to manage a section of the haematology laboratories or ESL on a day to day basis supported by Specialist, Biomedical Scientist and Biomedical Support staff. You will be committed to patient safety, improving and maintaining quality. This will involve responsibility for audit and training within that section.

About us

The Diagnostics and Pharmacy Group is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place of science, innovation and transformational thinking, the Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group unites Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy services across the NCA to create a cooperative group committed to delivering safe, consistent, and high-quality care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • BMS Accredited MSc (Masters) or equivalent qualification
  • HPC Registered Biomedical Scientist with 5 years experience
  • Evidence of recent Continuing Professional Development


  • Willingness and enthusiasm to study further e.g. IBMS Cert Expert Practice etc.



  • Substantial experience as a Biomedical Scientist.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in training.


  • High level of experience in Blood Film reporting
  • High level of experience in Blood Transfusion

Skills & Knowledge


  • Team leader
  • Knowledge of confidentiality issues.
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management (UKAS ISO 15189)


  • Ability and enthusiasm for training



  • Willingness to undergo training
  • Flexible approach to working patterns

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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