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Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology & Blood Transfusion

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (progression to Band 6 available)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our friendly, dedicated, and expanding team of professionals as a Band 5 or 6 Biomedical Scientist. You must have an IBMS Specialist certificate in Haematology and Blood Transfusion for Band 6.

You will be a proactive member of the Blood Sciences Team, excellent communication skills are essential as is the ability to work within a team processing a high workload of specimens. You should have great multi-tasking ability, have excellent organisational skills and attention to detail and be able to appropriately prioritise urgent work.

You must be an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist, have an IBMS accredited BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent and hold an IBMS Specialist Diploma in Haematology/BT for Band 6 post.

The department has a specialist portfolio training programme in place and has a proven track record of success. The successful applicant will be expected to take an active role in the training and development of staff within the department from MLA to Band 5 BMS.

The department operates a 24/7 shift system covering dayshifts, late shifts, weekends and Bank Holidays which the successful applicant must participate in as required. The majority of night shifts are covered by permanent night shift staff, however you would be expected to cover for annual leave or sickness.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of a team providing a Haematology/BT service to the Trust. The team comprises Medical Laboratory Assistants, Biomedical Scientists, Clinical Scientists, clerical staff and Medical staff.

The post holder will be expected to understand the need for analytical quality and clinical urgency, and take appropriate action when finding abnormal pathology results in order to maintain the highest standards of patient care.

The post holder will be expected to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and must have UK based laboratory experience.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Be able to problem solve.
  • Basic keyboard skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Windows and associated programmes such as Word & Excel.
  • Competence to perform analytical tests.
  • Ability to plan own work.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the Department effectively in its relations with other Departments and externally.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Operational experience in an NHS Haematology/BT laboratory.
  • Understanding of quality standards.
  • Understanding of organisational objectives.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to service improvements.
  • Experience of laboratory computer systems.
  • Understanding of the critical importance of confidentiality.


  • Experience of document management systems (e.g. Q-Pulse).

Qualifications and Training


  • BSc or equivalent in Biomedical Science.
  • Registration with HCPC.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • IBMS Specialist Certificate (E for band 6 role)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Marlborough Street



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