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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Immunology

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories are looking to recruit a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to become part of our Immunology team. We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and hardworking individual with good communication and team work skills. You will be responsible for performing all aspects of routine diagnostic work. Ideally you will have a specialist diploma in Immunology, and/or be able to demonstrate equivalent specialist knowledge through experience.

Applications from newly HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists are encouraged, and any newly registered candidates would be employed under the Annex 21 Agenda for Change terms and conditions whilst they are working towards their specialist portfolio.

The core hours of the laboratory are 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in the out of hours on call service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to utilise specialist knowledge and skills to operate highly specialist equipment and interpret and report all results.

Professional knowledge and skills are essential to provide guidance to service users when required.

The post holder will be expected to work in all areas of the department and on completion of training will be expected to participate in the on call rota.

The post holder will be expected to maintain highly complex analytical equipment in optimum operational condition and to utilise necessary interpersonal skills to ensure effective liaison with service users and to provide the best care for our patients.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To develop the knowledge and expertise necessary to perform specialised investigations / procedures during rotation through the highly specialised laboratory sections associated with Clinical Immunology.

To maintain the knowledge and expertise necessary to perform specialised procedures.

To maintain State Registration with the HCPC

To conform to the HCPC Code of Conduct for Biomedical Scientists and to maintain CPD.

To ensure compliance with departmental Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which reflect local and national standards of work practice

To interpret technical validity of results, which may be anomalous, incomplete, complex or conflicting, using professional knowledge and experience.

To make technical assessments of method and instrument performance by monitoring quality control used on specialist laboratory methods and analytical systems.

To troubleshoot and carry out maintenance on specialist equipment. To repair specialist equipment when required to do so.

To participate in the development of Standard Operating Procedures when required.

To contribute to the training and / or supervision of support staff and trainee Biomedical Scientists when requested.

To participate in the development and evaluation of new techniques, methodologies and equipment when requested.

To be aware of procedures for working with hazardous chemicals, awareness of COSHH regulations, risk assessments and hazard data sheets.

To be aware of procedures for dealing with potentially infectious materials, awareness of departmental and trust health and safety policies.

To take appropriate remedial action in the event of spillage of hazardous chemicals or bio-hazardous materials.

Person Specification



  • Command of spoken and written English.
  • Willing to adapt to the changing needs of the service.
  • Friendly and caring manner.
  • Commitment to team work
  • Able to undertake training to maintain competence with new equipment and methodologies.
  • Excellent manual dexterity for safe sample handling and processing.


  • Medical / scientific awareness.
  • Medical terminology



  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail in all duties.
  • Ability to organise and manage workload including frequent short term adjustments to allow prioritisation of urgent specimens
  • Able to demonstrate high levels of concentration.
  • Multitasking ability.
  • Ability to undertake technical validation taking appropriate action and alerting senior staff of abnormal and clinically actionable results.
  • Able to train and supervise less experienced members of staff, junior grades and non-state-registered laboratory staff.
  • Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to liaise and negotiate with colleagues and other health care professionals in a positive and empathic manner.


  • Supervisory skills
  • Teaching skills



  • Thorough knowledge and practical experience of specialised procedures within immunology.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Knowledge of COSHH. Quality systems and CPA
  • Good understanding of immunology in health and disease.



  • Post registration experience in immunology in a diagnostic medical laboratory.
  • Experienced in fluorescent microscopy
  • Competent to work alone and independently
  • Experience with PCs' and operation of windows based systems.
  • Ability to work well in a busy and challenging team based environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to use own initiative and work without supervision.


  • Experience of audit to CPA standards.
  • Experience of evaluating new methodology and/or technology



  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science Degree.
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Current state registration with the Health Professions council as a Biomedical Scientist.
  • Specialist knowledge in Immunology
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • Specialist Diploma or equivalent in relevant specialty or equivalent experience.


  • Specialist qualification in Immunology

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Clinical Laboratories


L7 8XP

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