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Band 6 Specialist BMS - Microbiology

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-motivated and reliable person to join our friendly team in the Microbiology department at BHR University Hospitals Trust. The department is based on two sites: Queen's Hospital (QH) in Romford and King George Hospital (KGH) in Goodmayes. We are looking for experienced Biomedical Scientist with primarily. Serology/Molecular experience. The post holder will be required to work in all areas of the laboratory on a rotational basis including the other site (QH or KGH), therefore bacteriology knowledge and experience will be beneficial.

You should have a degree in Biomedical Science and hold HCPC registration. You must have also undertaken successful completion of the IBMS Specialist Portfolio or have equivalent experience if your first HCPC registration was prior to this qualification being available. You will be computer literate, have the ability to follow procedures, have good written/verbal communication skills and an enthusiasm for learning. You must bring along evidence of participation in CPD. The post holder will receive formal training within the Trust as well as within the Microbiology Department. Performance will be assessed regularly by an appraisal system and laboratory-based competence assessment.

Main duties of the job

To perform technical work as required in all sections of the laboratory on a rotational basis under the supervision of senior BMS staff.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Microbiology (or equivalent experience if employed at Band6 prior to 2005)



  • Participated in verification of new analyser/testing/assay.
  • Ability to contribute effectively to decision-making and work within a team.



  • Demonstrable experience of operating serology / microbiology analysers and equipment


  • Experience in various disciplines of Microbiology (Serology/Virology/Parasitology/Bacteriology/Mycology)

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


QH Microbiology



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