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Biomedical Scientist (Clinical Chemistry) - Registered/Specialist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancies have arisen for 3 Biomedical Scientists to join our team in the Clinical Chemistry department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital, which forms part of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Pathology Network.

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic Biomedical Scientists with a flexible approach to work.

The posts are covering 37.5 hours over a 7 day working week. Participation in the out of hours service is an essential requirement, once deemed competent in all relevant areas. The OOH service is provided over 24/7, 365 days covering both the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital sites.

Applicants must possess an IBMS accredited degree in Biomedical Sciences, have relevant experience in Clinical Chemistry, and hold current registration with the HCPC (Band 5/Band 6 BMS). Ideally, candidates will have completed the IBMS specialist portfolio (Band 6 BMS) or be ready for assessment.

We will also consider applicants without specialist portfolio or extensive experience if no suitable band 6 level applications are received. In these circumstances, we would appoint to AFC band 5, pay scale for applicants who are imminently about to obtain HCPC registration.

Main duties of the job

  • To deputise for Senior Staff as required in their absence for short periods of time.
  • Participate in out of hours rotas covering the 24/7 routine Biochemistry service.
  • To be accountable for own professional actions and work for long periods of time without direct supervision.
  • Assist in monitoring quality standards, perform audit as directed in line with service needs.
  • Ensure all tests are performed efficiently within the assigned time and in accordance with established protocols to the required standards.
  • Specialist Biomedical Scientist staff monitor stock levels and initiate delivery using pre-arranged standing orders against predefined minimum stock levels as defined by laboratory management.

About us

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Pathology Partnership are invested in training, developing, and supporting staff in all aspects including academic courses from certificates of achievement, registration, specialist and higher specialist IBMS portfolios, apprenticeships and leadership and management qualifications.

We pride ourselves in enabling opportunity across all our sites to develop staff and provide a strong and sustained service for the future.

Interviews are to be held in person on the 13th June 2024 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Please also note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 5 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 6.

Person Specification



  • BSc in an accredited Biomedical Science degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Registered with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Must hold the IBMS Specialist Diploma in Medical Microbiology or equivalent qualification / experience (Band 6)


  • Other relevant courses with regards to H& S, leadership, quality, or training



  • Experience with a range of laboratory techniques
  • Experience with a wide range of laboratory techniques (Band 6)
  • Discipline specific NHS experience in a UKAS accredited Microbiology laboratory (Band 6)


  • Discipline specific NHS laboratory experience
  • Experience working within a laboratory providing local, regional, or national tertiary reference facilities (Band 6)
  • Experience in the implementation of new methodologies and /or equipment (Band 6)
  • Experience with the UKAS accreditation process (Band 6)

Skills and Knowledge


  • Keyboard and basic IT skills
  • Have an awareness of Health & Safety issues
  • Can communicate effectively with staff of all grades

Values and Behaviours (PROUD)


  • Understanding of how laboratory services are part of the patient pathway and impact on patient care
  • Developed interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Understand the need to accept responsibility for own actions and ensure accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work within defined timescales

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road


S5 7AU

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