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Advanced Biomedical Scientist Histology (Immunohistochemistry Lead)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Histopathology at the SYB Pathology Doncaster Royal Infirmary site. We are looking to recruit an Advanced Biomedical Scientist for our Immunohistochemistry section.

You should have significant practical experience in immunohistochemical techniques and hold a specific interest in this area. You will be responsible for the day to day running of this section, together with special stains and molecular techniques in conjunction with Laboratory Management.

The post will be based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The laboratory is operational 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday no weekend working is currently required.

Applications are invited from well-motivated individuals holding registration with the HCPC, the IBMS Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology and a MSc or equivalent level 7 qualification.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake the role of supervisor for the immunohistochemistry section, and in conjunction with Laboratory Management, be responsible for the day-to-day management of IHC workflow from sample receipt to issue to pathologists. In addition, this role will include the supervision of special stain techniques and molecular techniques.

Duties include

- Working to the defined quality standards for all aspects of the service including active involvement in internal and external quality control and maintenance of the relevant documentation to satisfy accreditation standards for the relevant section.

- Training staff of all grades relevant to rotation into the section.

- Accountability and clear oversight of section performance.

- Close liaison with Consultant clinical colleagues to ensure appropriate and timely testing as well as discussion about and implementation of new tests.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

STHFT operates with a budget of �1.2 bn, has a workforce of over 18,500 employees, covers five hospital sites, provides care from over forty community settings, and has an excellent reputation for research.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Partnership fully integrates the pathology services delivered on behalf of the Partner Trusts within the Integrated Care System (ICS) footprint Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

The Pathology Partnership will provide the best possible service for patients and clinicians improving health outcomes, delivering quality and efficiency benefits and ensuring a sustainable workforce for the longer term.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

Please ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered with the HCPC
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma Histopathology or equivalent
  • Must hold a relevant MSc, HSD or equivalent level 7 qualification
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Diploma of Expert Practise in Immunocytochemistry
  • Further Management training



  • Extensive experience in a UKAS accredited Histopathology Lab
  • Recent and relevant IHC knowledge / experience
  • Recent and relevant knowledge / experience of core Histopathology lab techniques


  • Experience in application and monitoring of UKAS standards

Values and Behaviours


  • Evidence of the understanding of the Trust PROUD values

Personal Qualities


  • Commitment to complete and maintain Mandatory training and required laboratory competencies
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and allocate work and work under pressure

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good IT skills (Microsoft office, Q-Pulse, LIMS)
  • Evidence of leading a team
  • Effective communication skills. written and oral

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe road



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