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Clinical Andrologist / Clinical Scientist in Andrology

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

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a full-time post within the Fertility Centre. The post is based within our Labs structure within the Andrology service but will work across the team.We aim to support all donors and patients that access our services from initial referral to the hospital, throughout their treatment until their family is complete. We are a large multi-disciplinary team and the role will involve working across disciplines.The post will be predominantly laboratory Andrology, beyond diagnostics involving the sperm-side aspects of Embryology work and also involve participating in other aspects of how we deliver our Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate service.The post holder will work autonomously, as a lead specialist in Andrology services, in line with the HFEA Code of Practice, and all local QM requirements.Any successful candidate would need to be enthusiastic about joining our service in particular and be a team player.

Main duties of the job

Please Job Description

Please give consideration to the requirements as listed in the Person Specification, candidates who do not meet the essential requirements should not apply.

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).

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 in Biological / Biomedical Science
  • EAA Certificate/STP in Clinical Andrology/Equivalent training and experience to Master's level
  • HCPC registration as Clinical Scientist in Andrology

Knowledge & Natue of Experience


  • Significant clinical Andrology laboratory experience
  • Sound understanding of, and ability in Clinical Andrology
  • Practical experience of working in an HFEA licensed treatment centre
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Experience of computerised laboratory systems
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of direct communication with patients
  • Willing and able to undertake additional training as required
  • Able to demonstrate sensitive and empathetic approach to patients in treatment
  • Knowledge of The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority & Code of Practice


  • Experienced in sperm donor recruitment
  • Experience of consent for genetic diagnostics
  • Experience and understanding of PGT-M and PGT-SR initial process for patients
  • Experience of using an electronic patient record / Patient Administration / IT systems in Healthcare

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • Ability to analyse working environment eg stock levels and to resolve or escalate as appropriate.
  • Ability to assess behaviors of service users and escalate to supervisory staff as needed.

Personal Skills & Attributes


  • Wishes to work in our Fertility Team, understands the Trust Values and has no objections to treatments offered.
  • Highly developed physical skills required for sperm preparation for IVF procedures
  • Sensitive to the needs of fertility patients
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Good customer care skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Flexible and hard working
  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Skillful at prioritising and meeting tight deadlines
  • Good IT skills and willing to undertake further training to a level of proficiency

Other Requirements of Role


  • Hours worked:- Seven day a week rota
  • Able to perform full range of manual handling required for the post


  • Rota may include early starts and late finishes, long days. Regular rotational cover for weekend work.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Women's Fertility Centre

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2TG

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