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Trainee/Qualified Biomedical Scientist

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The South of Tyne Pathology Service is an established consolidated network with laboratories across three sites, servicing both Gateshead and South Tyneside/Sunderland trusts.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Biochemistry department for a HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist / Trainee position to work across the three hospital sites. Please ensure you detail how you meet the personal specification in your application.

Our forward thinking and innovative department has state of the art equipment and technology and a fantastic training ethos to encourage development of staff to reach their full potential.

This vacancy is part of our 'refer a friend' scheme, this means if a friend who currently works for us has told you about this vacancy you could both receive a cash payment. The full scheme details are included with the additional documents for this role.

Main duties of the job

The clinical laboratory team provides a High Quality Specialist Diagnostic Service to improve the Health Care of the people of South of Tyne and Wear.

As part of the team the post holder will be expected to further develop knowledge and skills in a range of specialist diagnostic techniques within the Biochemistry department.

Successful candidates will have:
  • An innovative, forward looking approach
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop technical knowledge
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

The posts will be on Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust terms and conditions of employment.

Full participation in the relevant Department's extended working day, rotation across all three laboratory sites and the out of hours service is a mandatory requirement of all posts following suitable training.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed description of key duties and responsibilities can be found within the attached job specification for each grade. Applications will be considered from trainee level to specialist, please ensure you detail within your job application how you meet the applicable personal specification.

Person Specification



  • IBMS Accredited BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent


  • Completed IBMS Registration Portfolio, HCPC registration or currently working towards



  • Previous NHS Laboratory Experience


  • Experience of highly specialised laboratory techniques
  • Experience in NHS Biochemistry Laboratory

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue



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