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Band 6 Biomedical Scientist LIMS support

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital Trusts in England, serving the populations of Birmingham and Solihull. The Trust is composed of four main hospital sites Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital. The post-holder will be required to work and rotate across all sites.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with the implementation of the new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in Biochemistry, Specialist Testing, Immunology and Toxicology across all sites at UHB. The implementation includes working with the laboratory IT team for a 18 month fixed term full time post working between 08:00- 20:00 and potentially weekends when required to fully test all the instrumentation.

The department provides a 24/7 diagnostic and monitoring service for routine and urgent investigations. The Clinical Chemistry department has undergone an automation equipment refresh. Equipment includes Abbott Alinity c and i series analysers on all sites both BHH and QEHB have a fully tracked solution. Specialist Chemistry, Immunology and Toxicology provides a wide range of services to the Trust as well as other Hospital Trusts.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy, friendly team and support our department. IT experience/ qualification would be advantageous as well as BMS experience. We are UKAS accredited to ISO 15189 standards and MHRA approved.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience of working on the implementation of a new Laboratory Information System in a fast-paced department that is continually growing and to expand and develop your existing knowledge and skills while contributing to an integral part of the laboratory.

You must have a BSc in Biomedical Science (or equivalent) with HCPC registration, post registration specialist portfolio and experience of working in a chemistry laboratory. IT experience/ qualification would be advantageous. This is not a developmental position.

The successful candidate will take a pragmatic, flexible and enthusiastic approach to their daily workloads which will include but is not limited to management of their own workload, mentoring and training of staff on the new LIMS, analyser troubleshooting and other day to day tasks required to be performed. Other IT related duties will also be carried out under supervision of the pathology IT team to move the department forward.

The candidate must have excellent attention to detail, able to clearly communicate any issues identified and troubleshoot if possible and ideally have knowledge of the IT host communication pathways involved within the chemistry department.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science or equivalent academic achievement that is ratified by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
  • *State registration with Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC).
  • *Post registration specialist competency portfolio or equivalent.
  • *Evidence of continuing professional development and proficiency in accordance with HCPC guidelines.



  • *Experience of working in clinical laboratories commensurate with the laboratory position.
  • *Experience of laboratory technique and automation.
  • *Experience of dealing with suppliers,
  • *clinical and support staff, the public or customer care.
  • A working knowledge of:
  • *Biomedical Science theory and practice (Haematology, Transfusion, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cellular Pathology).
  • *Quality control and assurance practices.)
  • *Laboratory health and safety.
  • *HCPC and IBMS professional standards, ethics, and proficiencies.


  • *Understanding of accreditation within labs (e.g. ISO 15189, MHRA)

Additional Criteria


  • *Honesty
  • *Reliability
  • *Resilience and adaptability
  • *Self-motivated.
  • Positive attitude.
  • *Expected to participate in all out of hours periods as required by service provision.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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