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Section lead Biomedical Scientist - Operational Histopathology

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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The post holder will be responsible for supporting the operational delivery of scientific and technical services within the cellular pathology laboratory, managing and training members of staff . Engaging and working with the with the Cellular Pathology leadership and Quality team to maintainISO 15189:2022 accreditation.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The Cellular Pathology Department of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join our team for the role of Laboratory section lead for a fixed term until May 2025.

We are looking for a self-motivated candidate who will lead in the organization, supervision and performance of a range of scientific procedures involving the processing of biomedical specimens to contribute to the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of diseases and investigation of pathological processes within the operational Cellular Pathology Service.

The role is to support the Health board using the skills and training attained in the course of State Registration and the requirements of the HCPC (Health Professional Council) and additional post registration training. To be an active senior member of the Department Management Team. Working collaboratively with the senior management team to deliver all aspects of the Mohs service. The post-holder will take responsibility for operational delivery within the operational Laboratory, will first line manage a team of supporting staff and will participate in training and development work in conjunction with senior staff.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Biomedical Science degree or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) with evidence of on-going participation in CPD
  • FIBMS and/or MSc or equivalent experience


  • Computing qualification



  • A comprehensive knowledge of the laboratory discipline
  • Substantial post registration experience of the laboratory discipline
  • Has undertaken the specialised technical work of the department
  • Application of a QMS
  • Extensive experience of providing a Mohs Laboratory
  • Experience and application of validation



  • Ability to organise, plan and allocate work for laboratory staff
  • Ability to prioritise, to make judgements and demonstrate the ability to problem solve technical aspects of the laboratory's work
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills, able to explain complex information and results to service users
  • Recognisable team leading and team working skills, able to motivate staff to meet targets
  • Able to work autonomously



  • Specialist medical laboratory knowledge (clinical and technical) across a range of complex work procedures and practices within the discipline.
  • The Health and Safety responsibilities of the individual within the laboratory
  • Laboratory specific Health and Safety Procedures


  • Knowledge of UKAS accreditation standards requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Cellular Pathology, University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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