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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

A Permanent Band 6 position has arisen in the Microbiology Department at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for a Specialist Biomedical Scientist based in the Microbiology department at Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

HCPC state registered Biomedical Scientists will be considered for this post, but would be expected to work towards completing the IBMS Specialist Portfolio Annex 21 would apply if this was the case.

One of the two Microbiology laboratories operated by Morecambe Bay Hospitals the department is fully computerised (TECHNIDATA) and holds UKAS ISO 15189 (UK) LTD accreditation. All sub specialties are available within the laboratory with sample requests in the region of 250,000 samples per annum.

This is a challenging opportunity to participate in a team of Advanced Biomedical Scientists, Specialist Biomedical Scientists, Associate Practitioners and Healthcare Science Assistants providing a high quality, efficient Microbiology service within this accredited Microbiology laboratory.

Main duties of the job

The Microbiology laboratories across the Trust work closely together utilising common analytical platforms and IT systems and the department is committed to continuous development and quality improvement. The department is also dedicated to developing the next generation of Biomedical Scientists supporting several trainee Biomedical Scientists within Microbiology and further developing Registered and Specialist Biomedical Scientists to advance their careers, education, knowledge and skills. In addition, the UHMBT Pathology service supports local universities offering placements to undergraduate students. You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced registered Biomedical Scientist, trained in Microbiology, to join the professional team in our busy, friendly laboratory.

About us

UHMB operates from three main hospital sites - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

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 University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Biomedical sciences (Honours) degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Completed IBMS specialist portfolio or departmental equivalent


  • FIBMS/MSc or equivalent



  • Ability to act as a lone worker
  • Evidence of highly developed technical/scientific skills
  • Ability to evaluate new methods/technologies
  • Evidence of updating knowledge/CPD


  • Experience of using Molecular Technologies

Skills, ability and knowledge


  • MLA/BMS supervision/training
  • H& S training
  • MLA/BMS supervision/training
  • Experience of external and internal quality assurance schemes
  • Awareness of Quality management systems
  • Awareness of audit procedures


  • Ability to draft/construct Standard operating procedures

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Ashton Road



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