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Team Leader/Senior Biomedical Scientist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Derby / Burton
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
At University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust patients are at the centre of all we do.

We are part of a modern laboratory within Derbyshire Pathology, a joint venture for Derby, Burton and Chesterfield so this post will require cross site working.

If you are an experienced Biomedical Scientist and would relish a new challenge, then we would love to hear from you. This is an exciting time to become a Team Leader on a permanent basis.

We're looking for a passionate and committed individual who shares our values and want to invest in continuously to improve and transform our services.

Key Requirements of the role:
  • HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist.
  • Specialist Portfolio or equivalent experience.
  • MSc or equivalent qualification.
  • Advanced experience of microbiology.
  • Knowledge of recognition and identification of bacteria and other micro-organisms.
  • Flexibility in your approach as there is the requirement to work out of hours and weekends.
  • Excellent communication skills together with excellent organisational skills are essential requirements for this post.
  • Excellent values and behaviour in line with our values Compassion, Openness and Excellence.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for management of a technical section within the Department, directing the work of the other scientific and support staff in the day to day analytical provision of a high quality, cost effective service.
  • Provides and coordinates specialist clinical technical services including research and audit.
  • Developing the section in line with departmental objectives.
  • To provide a lead role in the training and instruction of staff within their section.

Closing date of applications: 29 May 2024

Interview date: 12 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 Biomedical Scientist
  • MSc in Medical Microbiology or equivalent
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent


  • Evidence of CPD



  • Significant experience working in UK Microbiology laboratory
  • Ability to lead a team and manage a section
  • Supervises BMSs and Medical Laboratory Assistants
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Management Systems
  • Participation in the out of hours & on call service


  • Specialist knowledge and skills in Microbiology

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital / Queens Hospital Burton

Uttoxeter Rd / Belvedere Road

Derby / Burton

DE13 0RB

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