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Healthcare Scientist - James Paget University Hospital

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you interested in starting an exciting new career? We have an excellent opportunity for state registered Biomedical Scientists. Alternatively, EPA have a proven track record of growing our own Biomedical Scientist's and this position is suitable for candidates that have an IBMS accredited degree and are seeking a laboratory based position to complete their registration portfolio for HCPC registration.

Working as part of the Eastern Pathology Alliance, based at the James Paget University Hospital Great Yarmouth, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a cutting edge Laboratory encompassing Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Transfusion and Andrology.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Multidisciplinary Blood Science Spoke Laboratory at the James Paget University Hospital. The successful candidate will ideally be multidisciplinary trained in Hematology, Blood Transfusion and Biochemistry. If you have an interest in training as a multidisciplinary Biomedical Scientist, we would welcome your application.

You will be joining a friendly vibrant team in a recently refurbished laboratory. The Laboratory operates Abbott Alinity Haematology and Chemistry analysers, Werfen TOPS coagulation and Immucor NEO Blood Grouping analysers, with Grifols analysers currently under evaluation to replace the Neo's in Transfusion.

Main duties of the job

As post holder, following training you will:
  • Run daily test procedures on all methodologies to include calibration and quality control testing and to sign off as fit for clinical use
  • Be responsible for processing both urgent and routine work to maintain routine turnaround times in line with Trust and Service policies.
  • Fault find equipment and analyser function after formal in-house training.
  • Explain results and reassure the users that the information is correct after seeking advice when results do not agree with clinical presentation.
  • Be responsible for inputting and amending patient data and results, which includes other colleagues work.
  • Assist in the education and training of Medical staff, Clinical Scientists, other Biomedical Scientists, Trainee Biomedical Scientists, MLA's and visiting students as required within their specialised area
  • Demonstrate on-going competence to practice by attending courses, lectures, mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and other training activities.
  • Work towards completion of IBMS specialist portfolio in haematology and transfusion.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:
  • Communicates complex clinical scientific service related test information to managers, consultants, nurses, other health care colleagues, patients and patient carers
  • Answers telephone inquiries from pathology users, patients and patient carers about test results and provide information that is highly complex about methodologies and service requirements
  • Interprets results and reassures the users that the information is correct when results do not agree with clinical presentation and investigate and problem solves situations in their specialist field
  • Manages own work and day-to-day routine work in specialised services. Responsible for processing both urgent and routine work to maintain routine turnaround times in line with Trust and Service polices
  • Maintains very complex specialist analytical equipment on a daily basis and sign off as fit for clinical use.
  • Manage and maintain specialised databases in laboratory computer systems and patient storage databases on a daily basis
  • Responsible for inputting and amending specialist patient data and results, which includes other colleagues work
  • Educate and train Medical staff, Clinical Scientists, other BMS, Trainee BMS and MLAs as required within their specialised area
  • Provide safety supervision and training for junior members of staff and actively promote safe working practices in all areas of the laboratory

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent
  • State registration with Health Professions Council (HPC)


  • Competent in Blood Sciences services (Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion) to the level required for Band 5 staff. To be achieved within 6-12 months of starting post

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Has a working knowledge of relevant legislation and its application to the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine/Cellular Pathology



  • Significant post State Registration in a clinical service as a new entrant BMS1 working in Blood Sciences



  • Understands basic clinical analyser performance evaluation to include complex instrumentation
  • Has a working knowledge of the assays performed within their service

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road

Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth

NR31 6LA

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