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Biomedical Scientist - Histopathology

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
At Colchester Hospital we are looking for a Biomedical Scientist in Histopathology to join us.

You will be a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with a Biomedical Science BSc degree or equivalent with evidence of CPD.

You will be working for a busy, dedicated and friendly team who are waiting UKAS accreditation notification. We are a team that will support and actively encourage you in your training and development.

We are looking for you to have UK based lab experience for this role.

For more information please visit: About our Pathology Service

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

Our service is clinically led and designed to achieve the benefits of scale that can be achieved by working together, while remaining close enough to our customers to meet their needs and support the excellent clinical care provided by our hospitals.

We are committed to attracting and retaining the best pathology staff and if you want to work with us to develop your own career and help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake testing and processing of biomedical specimens, analysis recording of results and entering of information onto the laboratory IT systems.
  • To work flexibly in reflection of service needs this may include an extended working day.
  • Supervises and/or trains less experienced staff in own area of work and competency.
  • The work of the service brings staff into contact with human body fluids, tissues and hazardous chemicals. This may include blood, pus, urine, faeces, and respiratory secretions.
  • Maintain and promote professional image of the organisation.
  • Be involved in maintaining our quality management system.

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 theresponsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD

Knowledge & Experience


  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of specialist biomedical procedures relevant to post.
  • Practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory.


  • Knowledge of Pathology IT systems.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems.
  • European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent
  • Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of performing Risk Assessments.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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