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Band 7 Training Lead - Senior Biomedical Scientist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a centre of Pathology excellence at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. We have state of the art facilities across 4 sites.

We are looking for an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to be appointed as a Training Lead within the Biochemistry Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In this role you will be expected to lead the department with regards to all training related matters including the implementation, delivery, development and maintenance of the training and competency of staff within the department.

Due to the nature of this role, it is essential that you have an understanding of specialist healthcare science activities acquired through additional training or knowledge to post graduate level or equivalent e.g., Post registration specialist competency portfolio. This role is primarily based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but you may be required to work across all sites that are part of UHB.

Clinical Biochemistry is part of Pathology Services providing a patient focused quality service that is committed to the trust values of being Kind, Connected and Bold.

Main duties of the job

Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice, quality assurance procedures in accordance with UKAS ISO 15189 standards.

Ensure full compliance with all statutory responsibilities for staff, training, education, competencies and continuing professional development.

Work to develop a comprehensive and workable training and competency programme for all staff in collaboration with managers, specialist, senior and advanced BMS as appropriate, including developing tutorials and educational lectures.

Support the departmental Training by liaising as appropriate, with external bodies including professional body, IBMS and Higher Education Institutions.

Monitor training issues and non-conformances arising from audits.

Produce a departmental progress report for training meetings.

Oversee the work of medical laboratory assistants, trainee biomedical scientists and post registration biomedical scientists, including the support of personnel undertaking professional or academic development programmes

Undertake staff appraisals following Trust policies and procedures.

Ensure that all staff receives an appropriate induction.

To safely handle, use and dispose of biological samples.

You Will play a vital role in the maintenance of training status for professional training with the


It is envisaged that this role will constitute 80 per cent of the post holder's time. 20 per cent of

the time will be based in the laboratory enabling the individual to maintain their training and

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



  • State registration with Health and Care
  • Professions Council (HCPC)
  • MSc, Equivalent academic achievement
  • ratified by the Institute of Biomedical
  • Science (IBMS) OR Equivalent Level 7
  • Post Graduate Certification or Diploma
  • Qualification in Delivering Training.
  • Evidence of continuing professional
  • development and proficiency in
  • accordance with HPC guidelines.
  • Post registration specialty training in
  • accordance with Institute of Biomedical
  • Sciences IBMS guidelines.


  • Attended formal management course
  • Good awareness of current issues within
  • Pathology locally and nationally.



  • On-going completion of a portfolio
  • demonstrating continuing competence in
  • area of expertise and professional
  • development.
  • Discipline specific proficiency for HCPC
  • registration
  • Significant post registration experience in
  • a specific laboratory discipline
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering
  • training.
  • A specialised knowledge of:
  • Good laboratory practise, good
  • manufacturing practise and quality
  • assurance practices.
  • Laboratory accreditation, relevant ISO
  • and European standards
  • Fault finding and trouble shooting.
  • Laboratory health and safety.
  • HCPC and IBMS professional standards,
  • ethics and proficiencies.
  • Biomedical Science theory and practice
  • (Haematology, Biochemistry,
  • Microbiology, Cellular Pathology and
  • Molecular Pathology)


  • Evidence of supervisory role or experience
  • Understanding of accreditation within labs (e.g.
  • ISO 15189, MHRA)
  • Evidence of HR and Personnel experience

Additional Criteria


  • Reliable.
  • Punctual.
  • Able to participate in Duty Manager Rota
  • for out of hours service as required

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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