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Biomedical Scientist - Clinical Biochemistry

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting time to join one of the largest Pathology departments in the country, and in advance of moving to our new �30m Pathology building (on the St. Jamess University Hospital site) and new Acute Hospital Laboratory (on the Leeds General Infirmary site) in 2024. The Department of Blood Sciences is seeking to recruit additional Biomedical Scientists in Clinical Biochemistry to help shape, deliver and improve the service we deliver to our patients.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within a large busy laboratory, serving both Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the wider community. This includes the regional Oncology centre and the Leeds Children's Hospital, which is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in the field of Clinical Biochemistry. In mid 2024, the successful candidate will be involved in the exciting transition to our new, purpose-built hub laboratory at St. Jamess University Hospital.

To be considered for this Biomedical Scientist position in Clinical Biochemistry, you must be registered with the HCPC and have demonstrable laboratory experience, along with a keen interest in this scientific field. Relevant training and support will be provided for the successful candidate, including (subject to an application process) support to complete an IBMS Specialist Portfolio.

We encourage all candidates to make contact with us to discuss the role(s) and we can offer informal visits to our laboratories for interested candidates. Please contact:

Ashley Kaye

Please note the interview will be in person due to practical elements of the interview process.

About us

Our Pathology services operate across two large university teaching hospitals in the Leeds Metropolitan area with a population of around 2.3 million and provide services both regionally and nationally. In addition to the new laboratory projects, we are also working to deploy a West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT) regional LIMS, and a new Managed Pathology Service Contract. Construction on the new Leeds Children's Hospital is also about to start, which will include all in-patient maternity and specialist neonatal services to become the largest single site maternity centre in the UK.

The successful candidate will be well supported by the wider scientific and clinical teams. The Blood Sciences Department is accredited to ISO15189 and by the IBMS as a training laboratory in both Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology. We encourage all candidates to make contact with us to discuss the role(s), informal visits can be arranged.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the departmental team, you will be expected to perform a range of routine and more complex investigations under the supervision of registered and experienced biomedical scientists. Working in different sections of the department you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute towards the provision of an accurate and timely service for patients. Working under supervision you will be expected to apply professional judgements and specialist skills to technically complex and sometimes difficult situations, often under pressure, as part of the team. You will be required to communicate information, often related to patient management and care, to colleagues, healthcare staff and other organizations.

Person Specification

Skills & behaviours


  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Independent Problem solving/ troubleshooting skills.


  • Teaching and training skills



  • Good working knowledge of pathology and disease processes.
  • Post registration Laboratory experience in relevant discipline
  • Competent in pathology
  • LIMS / IT systems.


  • Knowledge of pathology disciplines other than in own area.
  • Multidisciplinary experience
  • Proven ability to work unsupervised e.g. on-call or shift.
  • Line management experience



  • HCPC Registration as a BMS IBMS approved degree.
  • CPD participation


  • Already working towards a Specialist Portfolio.
  • Service improvement experience

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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