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Trainee/Non-specialist Biomedical Scientist - Histopathology

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
***Job role will close earlier when sufficient applicants have applied***

Histopathology department is looking for a Trainee Biomedical Scientist holding an IBMS approved degree, willing to develop sufficient expertise to gain HCPC Registration in the prescribed time (18 months). A record of progress in training must be maintained as required by the Health Professions Council and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences. The applicant will be supported through completion and assessment of IBMS training portfolio by a designated training lead and the histopathology team.The post will give the successful candidate an opportunity to experience all aspects of the specialty performing supervised, specialised procedures to diagnose and monitor disease. The role will involve taking direct responsibility for all the results produced and work performed including quality control and assurance.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to actively participate in training and to perform under supervision all clinical laboratory tasks to support the specialised diagnostic service for patients in the Histopathology department performing routine diagnostic testing procedures on histology and non gynae cytology samples. Duties may also include:
  • Accurate descriptive note taking whilst assisting the pathologist at specimen dissection.
  • Production of digital images of specimens.
  • Processing and embedding tissue blocks.
  • Production of high quality sections.
  • Specialised staining techniques.
  • Assessment of all stained slides for quality and accuracy.

About us

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty which is in close proximity to Leeds and York, Harrogate is an affluent town offering a very high standard of residential accommodation. There is a wide range of local schools which have an excellent national reputation in both the state and private sectors. There are numerous sporting, recreational and cultural activities available in the town or the surrounding area to suit most interests.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the principal provider of hospital services to the population of Harrogate, parts of North Yorkshire, York, and North and West Leeds. The Trust is a cancer centre providing diagnosis and treatment for colorectal, skin and breast cancer, a cancer unit for upper gastrointestinal, gynaecological and respiratory cancer and a screening unit for bowel cancer screening.

The Histopathology laboratory forms part of the Integrated Pathology Solutions LLP an innovative joint-venture Pathology service between Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This partnership delivers a high quality Pathology service through collaboration between three Trusts for the benefit of patient and service users. The successful potholder will be employed directly by Harrogate Hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities for this role, please see attached job description and person specification document.

Person Specification



  • IBMS accredited BSc degree or equivalent



  • Experience of working in a clinical histopathology NHS Laboratory for a minimum of 3 months


  • Experience of non-gynae cytology procedures



  • Knowledge of histopathology and non-gynaecological cytology.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety issues in pathology
  • Knowledge of UKAS accreditation for clinical laboratories


  • Knowledge and understanding of IT in a pathology environment

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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