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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Cytology

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Cytology Department at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB).

As one of only 8 labs in England delivering the NHSCSP HRHPV service, we are looking for a committed and enthusiastic addition to our team to fill the role of Specialist Biomedical Scientist. HCPC registered individuals without the specialist portfolio will be considered on annex 21.

Our ideal candidate will be a compassionate and approachable team player who would relish the opportunity to support our staff in achieving the best outcomes for our users. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills whilst continuing to actively participate in the NHSCSP and the delivery of the diagnostic cytology service.

Candidates with experience in non-gynae cytology are positively encouraged to apply.

We would be happy to support candidates whose Cervical Screening has lapsed, to return to practice.

If you would like to be part of our successful team supporting the smooth running of a specified area within the Cytology department we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the day-to-day workload of the Cytology laboratory.
  • To primary screen and rapid review sufficient number of cervical smears per annum to achieve minimum target set by National Health Service Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP)
  • To management code and authorise HRHPV negative resulted samples.

To support a specified team, under the direction of a team leader, with the day to day running of that area to include maintaining and developing a safe and effective service for our users.

We offer you the opportunity to develop your career as part of a committed and compassionate team seeking the best outcomes for our patients.

Closing date of applications: 28 May 2024

Interview date: 11 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • HCPC registered



  • BSc Biomedical Science
  • NHSCSP certificate of Competence
  • Specialist Portfolio Cytopathology or equivalent



  • Demonstrable post registration experience


  • HR interventions - sickness / performance etc
  • Training and development of staff
  • Experience in Diagnostic Cytology preparation



  • Understanding NHSCSP guidance
  • UKAS standards and QMS


  • Awareness of HPV processing and problem solving

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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