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Senior Biomedical Scientist in Haematology

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting time to join the Pathology team in Dorset. We are currently making great progress with our vision to create a first class integrated pathology service for Dorset.

The 'One Dorset Pathology' service encompasses site at Dorset County Hospital, Poole Hospital and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals which will provide clinicians, patients, and carers with a consistent and high standard of service across the area and maximise efficiency in the use of resources.

Staff will be able to develop to their full potential and substantial investment has been agreed, offering opportunities for service development and state-of-the-art modernisation.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated HCPC registered Senior Biomedical Scientist in Haematology to join our friendly Blood Sciences and Transfusion team at Dorset County Hospital.

The successful applicant will have extensive technical and theoretical knowledge in blood film morphology, haematology, and coagulation at specialist level. Applications from candidates who are currently enrolled on a suitable MSc Biomedical Science programme will be considered.

The department has IBMS training approval, UKAS ISO15189:2012 accreditation and encourages professional development.

Please note - Non HCPC Registered Applications will not be considered. This post is for currently registered BMS staff only.

Main duties of the job

Management of day-to-day activities within haematology and coagulation ensuring appropriate prioritisation of work.

Management of staff

Maintenance of appropriate standards of work to meet ISO15189:2022

Troubleshooting of equipment

To train, motivate and develop staff.

The applicant must be able to prioritise and organise their own workload and possess excellent communication skills when working with colleagues and service users.

To assist in the development of rotas in conjunction with the other senior biomedical staff and ensure that they are operated correctly, and to liaise with the other senior BMS staff to provide continuous cover from the start of each day.

To co-ordinate adequate supplies of laboratory consumables and reagents and co-ordinate their stock control.

To contribute to audit activities.

To contribute to the maintenance and development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work out of hours on occasions.

Please see job description for further detail.

About us

The Department provides a wide range of investigations to Hospital clinicians, Community Services andGeneral Practitioners.

We have supported staff to study for a wide range of qualifications including BBTS, MSc, and specialist portfolio.

The laboratories are approved for HCPC training and are accredited to ISO15189:2012.

The hospital is in the county town of Dorchester which is eight miles from the Jurassic coastline and award-winning beach.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us atRecruitment@dchft.nhs.ukif you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification



  • oMaster's Degree in Biomedical Science, specialising in Clinical Haematology (or working towards)
  • oBSc (Hons) BMS or equivalent
  • oHCPC Registered BMS
  • oDocumented evidence of ongoing CPD


  • oWilling to pursue further qualifications



  • oExtensive Haematology experience (minimum of 3 years post HCPC registration) as a Specialist working in a UKAS accredited laboratory.
  • oGood working knowledge of laboratory information and management systems
  • oDemonstrable skills of problem solving
  • oDetailed knowledge of standard IT applications and software e.g. word processing and spreadsheets
  • oGood working knowledge of working out of core hours.


  • oExperience of analyser install and validation processes, including associated IT systems



  • oDetailed knowledge of theoretical and practical laboratory procedures within Haematology.
  • oComprehensive understanding of quality control/ quality assurance procedures.
  • oAble to provide and receive complex information and to provide advice and training to other members of the team.
  • oAble to work under pressure prioritise and allocate work within tight deadlines
  • oAbility to lead, influence and motivate.
  • oFlexible approach to working that responds to the needs of the service.
  • oExperience of clinical governance, audit, risk, and root cause analysis including a basic understanding of statistical tools and methods.


  • oUnderstanding of basic management practice.
  • oUnderstanding of working in a Blood Sciences or multi-disciplinary laboratory.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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