Skip to main content

Biomedical Scientist Band 5

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

View more

Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This position is for a 37.5 hours a week permanent contract in the Microbiology Department based at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The position is for 5 days a week encompassing core hours of Monday to Friday, working from 08:30 until 17:00. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to cover an extended working day( 11:30-20:00) and weekends(08:30 17:00), this will be on an organised rota.

Main duties of the job

  • The work will involve the examination and processing of a wide range of samples submitted for diagnostic and screening purposes.
  • They will be able to undertake a wide range of techniques to detect and identify pathogenic micro-organisms. Further techniques will be employed to determine the antibiotic susceptibility of significant bacteria. Methods will also be employed to detect viral infections and immunity
  • The individual will be capable of working independently being responsible for their own work and providing training and supervising the work of trainee biomedical scientists where appropriate and medical laboratory assistants.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Also, please answer the following question

'What do you consider the main differences and similarities between Microbiology in a General Hospital and that of Paediatric and Neonatal Centre'.

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • BSc Biomedical science or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD
  • HCPC Registered


  • Working towards IBMS Post-graduate Specialist Diploma

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Have a basic knowledge of Microbiology
  • Ability to communicate complex scientific/technical information with all levels of the organisation
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands


  • Experience of Pathology IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Womens and Childrens nhs trust

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert