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Biomedical Scientist (Histopathology) - Registered/Specialist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa /pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Histopathology service (Royal Hallamshire base) is seeking applications from an enthusiastic and capable individual to work across all sections of the laboratory as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist. Applications from HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists (not yet achieved specialist status) are also welcome.

Applications from individuals not yet registered with the HCPC but whom hold an accredited degree qualification will be considered depending on interest.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Partnership fully integrates the pathology services delivered on behalf of the Partner Trusts within the Integrated Care System (ICS) footprint Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

The Pathology Partnership will provide the best possible service for patients and clinicians improving health outcomes, delivering quality and efficiency benefits and ensuring a sustainable workforce for the longer term.

Main duties of the job

Perform a range of routine and complex histopathology laboratory investigations commensurate with the grade and should have experience in routine histological techniques, non-gynae cytology preparation immunohistochemistry and dissection.

As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist you will be expected to perform specialist techniques as part of a small team in the following sub sections as required

Neuropathology, molecular analysis (platforms - OSNA, Idylla, NGS sequencing), electron microscopy, Mohs micrographic surgery, metabolic bones.

Take responsibility for your own personal development , deliver staff training as appropriate.

Work to the defined quality standards for all aspects of the service to satisfy UKAS.

Please also note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 5 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 6.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

STHFT operates with a budget of �1.2 bn, has a workforce of over 18,500 employees, covers five hospital sites, provides care from over forty community settings, and has an excellent reputation for research.

As an organisation we value and respect our staff and the community we serve. We provide excellent staff benefits this includes commitment to professional development but also many initiatives to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Pathology Partnership are invested in training, developing, and supporting staff in all aspects including academic courses from certificates of achievement, registration, specialist and higher specialist IBMS portfolios, apprenticeships and leadership and management qualifications.

We pride ourselves in enabling opportunity across all our sites to develop staff and provide a strong and sustained service for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents appropriate to your level of qualification.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • IBMS accredited BSC in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent
  • Registered with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Completion of IBMS post graduate registration portfolio (Band 5)
  • Must hold the IBMS Specialist Diploma in relevant specialist subject (Band 6)


  • Evidence of continued CPD including relevant courses with regards to H& S, leadership, quality or training



  • Experience with a range of laboratory techniques
  • Experience with a wide range of laboratory techniques including Blood sciences, Microbiology, Histopathology, Virology - manual and semi-automated serology, automated serology analysers, molecular diagnostics (Band 6)
  • Discipline specific NHS experience in a UKAS accredited laboratory - Microbiology/Virology/Histopathology/Blood sciences (Band 6)
  • Experience in the implementation of new methodologies and /or equipment (Band 6)
  • Experience with the UKAS accreditation process (Band 6)


  • Discipline specific NHS laboratory experience
  • Multi - disciplinary awareness
  • Experience in demonstrating leadership qualities

Skills and Knowledge


  • Keyboard and basic IT skills
  • Have an awareness of Health & Safety issues
  • Can communicate effectively with staff of all grades
  • Evidence of good manual dexterity
  • Have an awareness of H& S Issues (Band 6)
  • Evidence of effective time management skills (Band 6)

Personal Qualities


  • Understand and follow clear instructions
  • Commitment to role

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Rd


S10 2JF

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