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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Histopathology

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

A vacancy has arisen within the Histopathology laboratory at LCL. The post holder must hold HCPC registration and hold an IBMS specialist diploma in Cellular Pathology. Candidates without the IBMS specialist diploma but with 2 years' demonstrable equivalent experience in histology will also be considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake all the routine tasks within a histology department such as embedding, microtomy, special stains and quality control and will also be expected to undertake tasks within the more specialised areas and techniques such as cut-up, frozen section and assist in renal interventional clinics.

The department strives to continually improve and has a number of on-going projects as part of routine service development of which the Biomedical Scientist staff group participate in.

The successful candidate will be expected to deputise for the team leaders and be involved in areas such as recruitment, training, health and safety, validation and verification, audit and other aspects of quality management. The department is also working to increase the role of Biomedical Scientists within specimen dissection.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

The Specialist Biomedical Scientist is a highly skilled and experienced professional in Cellular Pathology, capable of performing routine and specialised tasks in a knowledgeable way to assist in the diagnosis of disease, to determine their existence or absence, as well as to monitor treatment effectiveness.

The post holder will play an active role in the performance of routine and specialised tasks involved in the Histology service delivering a high level of quality. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to ensure that the daily workload is completed efficiently while adhering to all departmental policies and procedures. The ideal candidate would be a good problem solver and team player and have excellent communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders, as well as having the ability to function independently.

The post holder will be required to meet the requirements of all internal and external Quality Assurance and United Kingdom accreditation service (UKAS) standards and uphold the department's professional reputation in the Trust. Most importantly, the post holder should be patient centred at all times.

The Job Description and Responsibilities are attached to this job advertisement.

Please review the attached JD/PS to see full details

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Evidence of ability to interact with other groups of staff.
  • Evidence of good verbal skills


  • Evidence of ability to write coherent documents
  • Experience of in-house training of staff



  • Demonstrate understanding of patient confidentiality
  • Understanding of the need for health and safety in relation to themselves and others


  • Working knowledge of computers



  • Demonstrable relevant post registration experience in a histopathology laboratory
  • In depth specialist knowledge of histology


  • Evidence of practical experience in: non-gynae cytology, immunocytochemistry, renal and muscle biopsies.
  • IBMS Specialist diploma in histopathology



  • Approved degree
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Clinical Laboratories


L7 8YE

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