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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum inc
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology & Blood Transfusion

HCAS(Inner or outer) will be based upon your allocated site

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership's (ESEL) Haematology Department as we currently have Specialist Biomedical Scientist vacancies across our partnership sites.

We require strong team players with a positive attitude to working in a flexible manner, committed to supporting the clinical services of the Trust and meeting the needs of our patients by participating in a 24-hour Agenda for Change shift system.

The successful candidates will be primarily based at one of the following sites but may be expected to cover and support other ESEL sites depending on service demand.

The ESEL partnership consists of the following hub and spoke sites: Royal London Hospital (hub), St Bartholomew's Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Newham University Hospital, Homerton Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woolwich) and University Hospital Lewisham.

All laboratories are UKAS accredited, utilise Winpath LIMS and are equipped with Sysmex systems in Haematology and Coagulation across all sites. Blood Transfusion employs Bio-Rad and Grifols analysers to support the largest Blood Transfusion department in the UK.

****Previous applicants need not apply ***

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Haematology section at RLH is equipped with Bio-rad Variant II and Sebia Capillarys systems whilst the Specialist Haemostasis section offers an extensive testing repertoire to support the respective Comprehensive Care Centres within Barts Health for haemophilia, sickle cell anaemia, thalassaemia and paediatric haematology.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and innovative organisation to deliver a high quality service for one of the largest networked laboratories within the NHS.

The successful candidate MUST be registered with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist AND have completed the IBMS Specialist Portfolio.

Note: Candidates who do not hold the completed IBMS Specialist Diploma may be considered but will be taken on under an Annex 21 contract where a percentage of Specialist Band 6 BMS salary will apply. Training support will be provided for completion of the IBMS Specialist Diploma across a day and night working pattern.

About us

The NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership is an arms-length organisation providing pathology services to Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. The Pathology Partnership is hosted by Barts Health.

The Pathology Partnership is based on well-established models for pathology networks, with the Royal London Hospital becoming the main hub laboratory for the network and Essential Service Laboratories (ESL) as a minimum at all other Hospital sites. Pathology is made up of the following services - Blood Sciences including Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Biochemistry Infectious Diseases including Microbiology and Virology Cellular Pathology including Histopathology, non-gynae Cytology and mortuary services Immunology Cytogenetics and Molecular Haematology Immunophenotyping Clinical Transplantation and Retinoblastoma.

The 2020/21 total operating costs across the Partnership were c. �126m per annum with a workforce establishment of circa. 822 WTE. We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

If you require further information please contact:

Gareth Heywood-Beldon, ESL Operational Lead NUH via Telephone on 0207 363 8068 or email

Person Specification



  • BSc. Biomedical Science or equivalent Holder of the IBMS Certificate of Competence, Registration Portfolio.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council


  • Registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council



  • At least 3 years post HCPC registration diagnostic experience in Haematology & Blood Transfusion
  • Experience with a computerised laboratory information system.
  • Previous experience working in a large medical laboratory.
  • Experience of working as a team


  • Experience of a variety of diagnostic techniques in Haematology.
  • Experienced using the following named IT systems oWinPath Enterprise (Clinisys). oQ-Pulse
  • Demonstrate ability to use own initiative when dealing with patients/staff to solve problems



  • Advanced scientific knowledge for relevant discipline
  • Detailed understanding of UKAS, Quality Management Systems
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety Legislation
  • Good understanding of Governance Requirements


  • Knowledge of Quality Management System and can demonstrate participation in obligatory activities



  • Competent in basic laboratory techniques and troubleshooting
  • Good level IT skills
  • Good time management.
  • Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Ability to analyse, interpret, and present routine data/results/concepts
  • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal).


  • Good keyboard skills
  • Polite, helpful and confident manner
  • Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet packages



  • Reliable, responsible person.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to perform required duties with any appropriate aids or adaptations
  • Respects confidentiality.
  • Hold no reservations in handling human body fluids, tissue, organs, or infected material in accordance with Health & Safety policies.
  • The post holder must be willing to have appropriate vaccinations


  • Previous NHS experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Various - see additional information on advert


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