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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are part of a modern laboratory within the newly formed Derbyshire Pathology joint venture for Derby, Burton and Chesterfield laboratories.

The department performs bacteriology, parasitology, serology, molecular testing and operates an extended working day, weekend and bank holiday rota. The successful candidate will be expected to join the out of hours on call rota following sufficient training.

This is an opportunity to join a friendly, well motivated team and we would encourage you to contact us to discuss the post further.

Main duties of the job

To undertake the day to day sample processing and analytical clinical investigations for Microbiology to the agreed standard of timeliness and quality. Supervise Band 5 Biomedical Scientists, Associate Practitioners and microbiology assistants within their work area.

To engage in training of staff to fully participate in the on-call and shift systems. Familiarisation and understanding of ISO 15189 standards, Health & Safety requirements audit and training/education techniques is essential.

Experience of utilising transformation methodologies to drive change and improve service delivery is also desirable. Proactive individuals, with drive and dedication will excel in this post.

Closing date of applications: 28 April 2024

Interview date: 10 May 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Following the recent update on UK immigration policy for those on a Health and Care Visa or Skilled Worker Visa, please click on the link to check your eligibility before applying for this post as we may be unable to provide sponsorshipImpacts of the changes to the UK immigration policy | NHS Employers

Person Specification



  • IBMS Specialist portfolio or equivalent
  • HCPC registration

Experience in Microbiology


  • Demonstrable post HCPC registration laboratory experience
  • Specialist level knowledge in bacteriology


  • Experience of troubleshooting
  • Participation in Oncall / Out of hours
  • Molecular experience
  • Serology experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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