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Advanced Biomedical Scientist - Haematology and Coagulation

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Biomedical Scientist who is professional, reliable, innovative and flexible to join our friendly and hardworking team to assist with running of the routine Haematology & Coagulation service at Colchester Hospital.

You will join a friendly, busy and UKAS accredited department who have a close working relationship with our clinical consultant staff.

You will be HCPC registered with knowledge and experience of NHS laboratory Haematology & Coagulation. You will be confident and motivated and possess a wide range of skills demonstrating good numeracy and literacy, training experience and attention to detail. You will have previous experience of using the ACL TOP and Sysmex XN analysers or demonstrate an understanding of the technologies used within Haematology & Coagulation.

Our vision is to deliver innovations, high-performing pathology services that is focussed on our customers and delivers high quality and fully compliant services.

We are clinically led and designed to achieve the benefits of scale that can be achieved by working together to meet our service users needs and support the excellent clinical care provided by our hospitals.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best pathology staff. You will play an integral part in the development of the Haematology team and their careers.

If you want to work with us to develop your career and help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The role will include:
  • Supervising the Coagulation and Haematology section and help managing the daily organisation and staffing of the section with the other Advanced Biomedical Scientists
  • Ensuring the analysers are maintained correctly and undertaking any troubleshooting that is required
  • Dealing with engineering visits and organising the section around planned and unplanned analytical down time
  • Monitoring internal and external quality-control performance and initiating any remedial action required
  • Dealing with stock control and ordering of reagents and materials
  • The writing and updating of SOPs and staff competency logs and ensure that the section remains ISO:15189 compliant.
  • Deputising for the Haematology Lead in their absence, so a good knowledge of both routine Haematology and Coagulation is required.
  • Overseeing the raising of purchase orders and receipting invoices networking with our referral providers dealing with information requests and problems.

The post is line managed by the Blood Sciences - Haematology Manager at Colchester.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent
  • Appropriate Post Graduate qualifications e.g. IBMS Higher Specialist diploma or IBMS Diploma in Biomedical Science, Masters or equivalent or working towards
  • Additional appropriate specialist qualification if required.
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Holding or working towards a qualification that supports management responsibilities such as health and safety, training officer, or quality management associated with post

Knowledge & Experience


  • Highly specialist knowledge and experience across a range of work procedures and practices underpinned by theory and practice relevant to post
  • Extensive practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory
  • Experience of managing people
  • Experience of Pathology IT systems
  • Practical experience of Quality Management and Quality Management Systems
  • Experience of performing and evaluating Risk Assessments


  • European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent
  • Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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