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Senior Biomedical Scientist - Specialist Haemostasis & Flow Cytometry

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an experienced Biomedical Scientist to support the specialist haemostasis lead to help provide effective leadership to the Specialist Haemostasis and Flow Cytometry section at our Birmingham Children's hospital.

The Children's site provides a paediatric and neonatal service including diagnosis of leukaemia, haemoglobinopathies and bleeding disorders plus providing an acute service for ED, Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and support of cardiac, liver, burns and bone marrow transplant specialities. We are also regional comprehensive care centre for Haeomphilia and BCH is a trauma centre which supports a busy emergency department.

This is an exciting opportunity to help take the department forwards, with some major projects in progress such as the introduction of a new LIMS across the region and help shape service delivery.

Appointment to Band 7 would require good theoretical and technical competence of specialist haemostasis assays together with some experience of management support. Flow cytometry experience would be desirable but not essential as training would be provided. The work is interesting, stimulating and varied and the department encourages and supports career development.

For enquires please contact: Lindsay Mansell, Section Head BMS, Specialist Haemostasis via email ( or phone: 0121 333 9859.

Main duties of the job

Under the direction and working together with the Section Head, you would be supporting the leadership and management of theSpecialist Haemostasis laboratory service delivery:

1. To help support service delivery and development of the Specialist Haemostasis and Flow Cytometry section.

2. To help support managerial responsibility for all coagulation analytical platforms and associated assays.

3. To help deliver and maintain QMS to comply with UKAS (ISO15189) standards in the specialist area.

3. To help ensure HR policies and procedures are effectively managed within Blood Sciences-Haematology.

4. To include dedicated time to support training office in the delivery of internal training needs.

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 allareas 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 Hons in Biomedical Sciences or other honours degree approved by IBMS for registration with HCPC.
  • Current Registration with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • MSc Biomedical Sciences or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. FIBMS) ratified by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) of higher specialist diploma or equivalent suitable experience
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • Management qualification and training experience
  • Membership of the IBMS

Knowledge & Nature of Experience


  • Theoretical and practical understanding of specialist Haemostasis techniques.
  • Up to date Scientific and technical knowledge with practical skills to an advanced level within biomedical sciences and able to produce high quality technical work, analyse problems and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and experience of Quality Assurance and audit practices to UKAS/ISO15189.


  • Theoretical and practical understanding of Flowcytometry.
  • Knowledge and experience of Laboratory Accreditation, HCPC and IBMS professional standards and Laboratory Health and Safety standards.
  • Experience of evaluation and verification of equipment, reagents, laboratory techniques and method validation.

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Good level of analytical and problem-solving skills when interpreting complex test result data


  • Experience of investigating errors and incidents.
  • Good manual dexterity for performing complex manual assays and using a wide range of analytical platforms.

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows
  • Working knowledge of UKAS ISO 15189 standards and Blood Safety and Quality Regulations
  • To be, or become, experienced with the use of a LIMS. Use of laboratory and Trust computer systems essential in job role
  • Demonstrate a good level of leadership and organisational skills.

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Ability to communicate effectively across a number of formats (verbal/electronic/written) clearly to a wide range of staff grades within the department and service users outside the department.
  • Teaching and training experience across a range of staff groups
  • Polite and courteous telephone manner
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the Trust
  • Be able to represent the department effectively in its relations with other departments of the hospital
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role
  • Team working (being part of a team and leading a team)
  • Reliable, responsible and organised
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Punctual, flexible and adaptable across hours of work when required. To work across a 24/7 period should service needs dictate.
  • Excellent organisational skills to ensure smooth running of the laboratory day to day activities
  • Overall good health and wellbeing.
  • Can demonstrate a high level of personal resilience and ability to manage stress.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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