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Senior Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum plus 5% high cost area supplement
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As a health Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientist, lead and supervise the day to day delivery of a diagnostic service, within a section of Microbiology. To provide advanced biomedical science technical support in a specific area of expertise by providing training, advice, technical development, troubleshooting and supervision within area of expertise. Maintaining an up to date knowledge and competency to practise within Microbiology. By participating, preparing, processing diagnostic investigations on biological specimens in accordance with agreed protocols and standard operational procedures (SOP) ensuring the department maintains UKAS and HSE compliance as well as laboratory training status.

Main duties of the job

    • To work within the Microbiology team to ensure that all specimens are processed in a timely, appropriate manner paying particular attention to detail and quality.
    • Maintenance, development and review of SOPs
    • Will lead a few areas of the lab and be responsible for all documentation and techniques in that area.
    • Assist in maintaining appropriate internal and external quality assurance to recognise poor performance and act accordingly.
    • Assists with the receipt of goods and maintenance of consumable stocks
    • Is aware of the cost of resources and to work as economically as practical in achieving objectives
    • Suggests ways to improve working practices
    • Performs any other duties, commensurate with the post and in the interest of the service
    • Supervise and organise the workflow through all sections of the lab making the best possible use of available resources.
    • To train and supervise junior staff.
    • Liaise with consultants within and outside the department to identify and implement new techniques.
    • Isolate, identify and perform antibiotic susceptibility testing on microorganisms.
    • Interpret and report results via hospital computer system

About us

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification



  • MSc or Equivalents


  • Advanced knowledge of antibiotics or mycology or molecular methodologies



  • Significant Band 6 experience working in a diagnostic laboratory


  • Evidence of CPD

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust



Hamstel Road,


CM20 1QX

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