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Specialist Biomedical Scientist / Biomedical Scientist

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited from proactive, motivated, enthusiastic, HCPC Registered Specialist Biomedical Scientists to join the Biochemistry Department, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The successful candidate would be expected to hold HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist and preferably have experience in Biochemistry.

**Newly qualified candidates with a registration portfolio may be considered at Band 5 with the opportunity to move to a Band 6 position upon completion of their Specialist Portfolio.**

The Biochemistry department at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals offers a wide range of diagnostic testing facilities at both Worcester Royal Hospital and The Alexandra Hospital. The Department is UKAS accredited and is recognised by the IBMS for HCPC pre-Registration and Specialist Diploma training in Clinical Biochemistry.The Department is currently equipped withBeckman Coulter DXI 800, DxC 700, AU5800, DxA fully automated track system, Cobas e411, Sebia Capillarys 3 Tera, Sebia Hydrasys, Optilite , UVIKON spectrophotometer, Osmometer, and Nova prime electrolyte analyser.

This department offers training and development opportunities for the right candidates to further develop their skills and ambition.

Main duties of the job

The post holders would be working 37.5 hours/week and be required to work out of hours as operationally required. The department supports both acute hospital sites and so provides a 24/7 service in which the successful candidate would be expected to take an active part once training is completed. This would involve working as part of the shift system, covering nights, weekends and bank holiday shifts at both the Alexandra and Worcester sites once competent to do so.

Therefore the successful candidates will need to be able to travel between sites.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidates will be required to work at both the Worcester Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital site in Redditch as operationally required and to perform urgent and routine analysis of specimens in all areas of the department.

Pathology provides a comprehensive service to the Acute Trust and Worcestershire GPs with the laboratory at Worcester being the hub where all primary care work is processed.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skills


  • Ongoing CPD
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Competent to be on the out-of-hours rota as a lone worker
  • Produce accurate and timely work


  • Keyboard skills
  • Demonstration of specialist training and experience
  • UKAS/ISO accreditation knowledge
  • Knowledge of automated track systems and related software, Winpath, Datix



  • Experience in all aspects of routine Clinical Biochemistry
  • Experience of automated equipment and laboratory computer systems
  • Experience of working in an NHS laboratory
  • At least two years post registration experience as a Band 5 in all aspects of a Biochemistry Laboratory


  • Experience in training Trainee BMSs and MLAs
  • Experience of Beckman Coulter analytical platforms
  • Experience in an NHS clinical laboratory



  • Registration with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Accredited BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • Specialist diploma from IBMS or equivalent
  • HCPC State Registration
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Associate of IBMS Registration with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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