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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Cellular Pathology (York)

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join us in the Histopathology laboratory based at York Hospital. We provide a UKAS accredited diagnostic pathology service for the Scarborough, Hull and York Pathology Service and process over 33,500 cases per annum. The post is for 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The successful candidate will be HCPC registered and hold the IBMS specialist portfolio in Cellular Pathology. As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, you will be experienced and operating as a Biomedical Scientist within Histopathology, in line with ISO 15189 standards.

We invite you to have a tour of the lab on day of your interview if you are successfully shortlisted.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to undertake routine and specialist histopathology including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, special stains, molecular diagnostics, laboratory QC and some dissection work. In the next twelve months we will have implemented a new LIMS and digital pathology.

You will possess the knowledge and skill levels enabling you to work both independently supervising other lab staff as appropriate and under the supervision of senior biomedical scientists. You will also play a role in the training and development of scientific staff.

Candidates without the IBMS Specialist Portfolio will not be considered for interview.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)

A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave

Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme

NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme

An extensive range of learning and development opportunities

Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science accredited by the IBMS or equivalent.
  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD


  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology or equivalent

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of working in a Cellular Pathology Department


  • Experience of IQC and EQA

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to foster good working relationships with colleagues and service users
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise self and prioritise workload


  • Problem solving skills

Apptitude and Personal Qualities


  • Methodical approach to work and an ability to remain calm under pressure


  • Experience in teaching, training and development of staff

Values and Behaviours


  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours: oWe are Kind. oWe are Open. oWe pursue Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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