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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network in line with a NHSI directive.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

AFC Band 6

Department of Infection Science (Bacteriology)


Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic HCPC registered Specialist BMS to join our team. You must be a strong team player who has a positive attitude to change. You must have excellent organisational and communication skills. The successful applicant will work as part of a team of virology and bacteriology staff based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital site.

The Infection Science Department at Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and clinical services for two acute Hospitals, local GUM clinics and a wide range of community based health providers.

We also provide laboratory services to GPs and wider service users in the surrounding area. The Bacteriology department is equipped with Vitek2, UF-5000i, Maldi-Tof PRIME, BACT/ALERT VIRTUO, BD MAX and WASPLab. The hours of work for this post will be 37.5 hours per week over a 24/7 period. Applicants will be expected to have significant bacteriology experience preferably in an NHS Lab for the Band 6 role.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research.

The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification



  • Biomedical Science Degree
  • IBMS post-graduate Specialist Diploma
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Staff management excperience
  • Experience working with complex, specialist equipment
  • Experience of Pathology IT systems


  • Experience working in an acute trust
  • Experience working in a busy laboratory

Skills and knowledge


  • Able to work as part of a team and
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Health & Safety regulations and governing bodies
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to work to SOPs, review and contribute to their implementation
  • Ability to analyse and problem solve

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust



Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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