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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Biochemistry

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata Per annum, A4C enhancements for OOH working
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen in the Blood Sciences Department at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for a State Registered, Specialist Biomedical Scientists based in the Biochemistry laboratory on our Royal Lancaster Infirmary site in Lancaster, Lancashire. The post requires participation in the out of hours rota.University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is composed of three main hospital sites: Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital and Westmorland General Hospital covering a wide geographical area encompassing North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Main duties of the job

The Blood Science laboratories across the Trust work closely together to provide an efficient, high quality service utilising common analytical platforms and IT systems provided through a managed service contract with Beckman Coulter UK.The department is committed to continuous development and quality improvement, and you must be equally committed to these principles. There will be opportunities available for further developing your skills in all aspects of Blood Sciences to enable to you fulfil your potential and further your career.Applications will not be considered from candidates who are not registered as Biomedical Scientists with the HCPC.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.
UHMBT Pathology is working in collaboration with other providers in Lancashire and South Cumbria in order to provide a streamlined single pathology service for 1.6 million people to secure our services for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Biomedical Sciences (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Specialist portfolio in Biochemistry or equivalent experience



  • Highly developed technical and scientific skills
  • Proven ability to manage resources effectively
  • Evidence of highly developed written and oral communication skills in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Full understanding and awareness of the Standards for accreditation of medical laboratories
  • NHS or other public sector experience
  • Quality management experience

Skills, ability and knowledge


  • Experience in a large multidisciplinary organisation
  • Ability to build a cohesive team by encouraging a positive approach to new working skills
  • Highly developed communication skills including report writing, presentation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Excellent IT skills, with experience of Microsoft Office suite and computerised Pathology systems
  • Demonstrable analytical problem solving skills and experience
  • Meticulous, ensuring accurate data input and calculations
  • Effective personal and time management skills with ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels with customer focused skills and a professional and approachable manner
  • Ability to deal with information sensitively and confidentially

Other requirements


  • To be able to demonstrate flexibility in approach to work patterns
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Ability to comply with the Trust's policies

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Royal Lancaster Infirmary



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