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Biomedical Scientist - Neuropathology (Band 5 -fixed term)

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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The Neuropathology Department at Southmead Hospital is seeking a HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist.

You will have a friendly, adaptable and proactive approach to your work. You will need to be highly motivated, dedicated, enthusiastic and flexible.

Some previous experience of working in a busy NHS pathology laboratory is desirable and membership of the IBMS is an advantage. As a Biomedical Scientist you will be expected to be involved with all aspects of the service, a broad range of immunohistochemical tests and special stains. The successful applicant will be expected to have successfully completed the IBMS Registration Portfolio, but consideration will be made to those who are currently undertaking the portfolio.

The ideal candidate will be organised, keen to learn and reliable. They must be able to work effectively as part of a small team, as well as being able to work independently. Excellent communication skills are required and must have attention to detail. Some knowledge of BSN EN ISO:15189 would be an advantage.

If you feel that you would thrive in this fast-paced environment, enjoy challenging yourself and are willing to learn and develop, then we can offer you a dynamic and supportive place in our team.

Main duties of the job

At NBT we commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

In this vital role you will:
  • Ensure safe working laboratory practices in the department in compliance with the Trust and departmental policies and procedures, including safe checks of samples received, accurate entry of information to the laboratory information and management system (LIMS).
  • Adhere to good quality procedures and practices to ensure continuing provision of a high quality service
  • Operate with the quality management and clinical governance processes currently in place in the department
  • Participate and be competent in all sections of the laboratory to produce a timely and high quality service to users.
  • Participate in education and training for other members of staff.
  • Undertake other duties that may be required appropriate to training and responsibilities of the grade.
  • Assist in maintenance of supplies within the department.
  • Rotate through areas of the laboratory carrying out standard histological techniques including microtomy, paraffin embedding and assisting dissection.
  • Assist in the preparation and updating of departmental documentation - such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

About us

We are a small, hard-working, close knit team striving to get the best results possible for the care of the patients.

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services. North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an antidiscriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the BMS Job Description and Person Specification attached for more detailed information.

Person Specification



  • BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • State registration with HCPC (Biomedical Scientist)
  • Evidence of commitment to Continuing Professional Development

Work Experience


  • Recent experience in Neuropathology or histology
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures in the laboratory


  • Knowledge of quality management and experience in BSN: EN ISO15189:2012



  • Good IT skills and key board skills with efficient data-entry skills
  • Able to trouble shoot failures of laboratory equipment and procedures
  • Ability to work to SOPs
  • Good organisational skills

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely manner with a high level of concentration
  • Able to provide judgement on a wide range of complex laboratory issues
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team, and independently


  • Able to assist in the monitoring and training and well-being of junior staff

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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