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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Histopathology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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An exciting 18month fixed term contract is being offered at MFT , at the Wythenshawe Hospital Site.

As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, you'll be experienced and operating as a Biomedical Scientist within Histopathology, in line with ISO 15189 standards and you'll be rotated across the department, providing scientific services to patients and customers to aid pathological diagnosis.

You'll deputise for senior team members and manage workflow, support with the management of documentation, and general overall performance.

You'll also play a role in the training and development of scientific staff.

Opportunities to be trained to support dissection of skin specimens, with cross site support.

Working shift pattern - 7am-7pm Monday to Friday and rotated Sunday 8am-4pm.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will act as an HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist providingscientific services to patients and customers to aid pathological diagnosis.The post-holder will have a multi-section role within Histopathology, working in thespecimen reception, cut-up, main laboratory, and immunohistochemistry sections.Additionally, the post-holder will be required to work within the non-gynae cytologydepartment, which includes Andrology.The post-holder will perform a range of specialist technical and scientific activities withinthe department and will take part in the organisation and monitoring of work flow in thedepartment. The post holder will assist the Biomedical Scientist Team Leaders in supervisingsections of the department and provide advice on a range of technical issues.An extensive range of automated, semi-automated and manual techniques are utilised toensure appropriate testing of diagnostic samples. A high level of accuracy and attention todetail are essential skills for the post.The post holder will be competent to work unsupervised and at times alone in thedepartm

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • IBMS accredited Biomedical Sciences degree (or other degree accredited with IBMS)
  • Current HCPC registration
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Evidence and knowledge of Histological practice and theory.
  • Experience in BMS transfer, embedding, microtomy skills, special stains techniques and Immunohistochemistry
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety requirements within the scope of practice


  • Knowledge of using a Quality Management system
  • Basic IT knowledge



  • Competence in a wide range of complex laboratory procedures
  • Experience in the day to day guidance and support of junior staff in undertaking the laboratory workload



  • Able to organise and prioritise own work activities
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Floats road


M23 9LT

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