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Consultant Clinical Scientist - Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

North Bristol NHS Trust
£58,972 to £96,376 a year PA, PR for P/T. 8b-8d dep upon completion of FRCPath&experience
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications are invited for suitably qualified Clinical Scientist in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics to join our committed and enthusiastic team in the department of Immunology and Immunogenetics at North Bristol NHS Trust as a Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is a newly created post and will be a key role within the Blood Sciences department of Severn pathology, located at Southmead hospital in Bristol.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and dynamic individual with excellent leadership skills and the experience required to lead and develop the H& I service to continue supporting regional renal transplant teams. As part of Blood Sciences at North Bristol the Department of Immunology and Immunogenetics provides a comprehensive clinical diagnostic service to the North Bristol NHS Trust and local community, The department is committed to providing a high quality service for all its users and is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in all aspects of the H& I service including clinical leadership of the H& I service, clinical liaison, strategic management, service and business development, teaching and training and to support the on-going development of Blood Sciences and Severn Pathology.

A broad range of experience in H& I will be essential along with a proven scientific and professional record, clear leadership skills and an ability to work well as part of a team.

Applicants must be HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist in Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics and be a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the same discipline, or be expected to obtain fellowship in the next 6 months.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the South-West region and provides medical, surgical and maternity care for a population of approximately half a million people in the North Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset areas. Last year the Trust treated over 100,000 inpatients, over 300,000 outpatients, over 90,000 emergency department patients. It employs more than 9,500 staff, has approximately 1050 inpatient beds and revenue budget is excess of �540 million. In May 2014 the Trust relocated the majority of its acute services to the Brunel Building, one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe offering exemplary care in a beautiful and purpose built environment, designed with the patients privacy and dignity in mind.

Pathology at North Bristol NHS has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years and seen the development of Severn Pathology and the building of state of the art laboratories at Southmead Hospital. All pathology disciplines including a single Bristol Cellular Pathology Service, UK Health Security Agency and Genomics service are located within one facility. Severn Pathology's aim is to provide a best in class, high quality, innovative, value for money pathology service that serves the needs of the healthcare market in the South West region and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Consultant Clinical Scientist acting as an independent practitioner the post holder will:

Be responsible for the leadership and management in provision and appropriate development of the H& I Service. To work as part of the Immunology and Immunogenetics team to provide a quality diagnostic laboratory service in accordance with Trust and Departmental policies and procedures.

Be a key part of the senior management team working closely with the Head of Service (HoS) for Immunology and Blood Sciences Management Team to provide an integrated efficient and cost-effective Laboratory Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and Blood Sciences Service to all Users.

Act in a Consultant capacity with a high level of scientific knowledge and expertise to provide clinical advice for tests required and interpretation of results to Consultants and other healthcare professional staff.

Provide ongoing strategic development of the H& I service in collaboration with clinicians, managers, and users of the service.

Along with the HoS take responsibility for the management and training of all non-consultant Clinical Scientists within the department and contribute to the organisation, delivery and supervision of teaching and training of the scientific and technical staff of the laboratory and of other health care professionals as required.

Person Specification



  • Master's Degree (or equivalent ) in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.
  • FRCPath part 2(or intention to achieve within six months)
  • State Registration as a Clinical Scientist in H& I with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Work experience


  • Experience of analysis and interpretation in H& I with ability to act as an expert in these areas
  • Experience in a management role e.g. leading a major section of a Department, or possessing a relevant



  • In depth knowledge of the causes and mechanisms of disease and how laboratory results are affected by disease.
  • Able to provide Leadership within the H& I Department, the Trust and beyond.
  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, to communicate effectively with managerial, professional and clinical colleagues within and beyond the Trust.

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Pathology Sciences - Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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