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Biomedical Scientist Band 6

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum Incl. HCAS (outer)
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

**Previous Applicants Need Not Apply**

The successful applicant will be HCPC registered, have the IBMS Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology or have several years' broad experience in current laboratory practice including specialist histology techniques such as immunohistochemistry and specimen dissection. Being flexible, self-motivated and innovative will be fundamental to your role. The ability to communicate well with the senior and laboratory team is essential as well as having good team working and organisational skills with ability to use your initiative.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a registered practitioner in a team of Biomedical Scientists and Medical Laboratory Assistants. The post holder will participate in the delivery of a medical laboratory service to achieve the objectives of efficient and effective patient care, and resource management within the Trust participate in the day-to-day organisation, maintenance of work flow and any particular responsibilities associated with their designated sections participate in the teaching and development of staff currently in their section maintain at all times the required high standards and quality maintain an up to date knowledge of specialist area and current working practices within the diagnostic laboratory.

About us

Applications are invited for a Specialist BMS in Histology in a CPA accredited and recently refurbished laboratory at Epsom & ST Helier Hospitals NHS Trust.

The laboratory receives approx 30,000 requests per year and is based predominantly on the Epsom General Hospital site although cover is provided on a rotational basis with specimen reception, renal and frozen section service at the satellite lab at St Helier Hospital. Hospital transport between sites is provided.

For further information, please contact Michelle Santos, Operations Manager for Cellular Pathology on 01372 735486

Job description

Job responsibilities

Perform cut-up and all technical methods to a high standard and ensure quality is maintained at all times.

Work autonomously to plan, manage and prioritise individual workload making adjustments to plans according to unforeseen circumstances.

Provide training and supervision of staff in laboratory techniques and processes as required.

Be proactive in troubleshooting, service developments and implementation of new processes and techniques.

Perform and review audits, be an active participant in Quality Management and Health and Safety activities as required.

To participate in the evaluation of new equipment, techniques and protocols. Write technical procedures as required.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science or equivalent with 3 years post graduate laboratory experience


  • Specialist Portfolio in Cellular Pathology



  • Experience of working as a Biomedical Scientist in Histology.Demonstrate a broad level of laboratory experience


  • Understanding of the principles of audit Some experience in training and supervision of lower staff grades.



  • Able to communicate effectively in English language both in writing and verbally. Problem solving skills Ability to keep calm under pressure and act professionally at all times


  • A broad range of techniques and knowledge of UKAS accreditation Knowledge of Laboratory computer systems e.g. Telepath

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Epsom and St. Helier sites

Epsom and St.Helier NHS Trust


KT18 7EG

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