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HCPC Registered Healthcare/Clinical Scientist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inc
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated band 7 Clinical Scientist to join us here at the Royal London Hospital. This post qualifies for inner London weighting.

The Laboratory sits within the Blood Sciences division of the NHS East andSoutheast London Pathology Partnership, which provides pathology services to the Homerton, Lewisham and Greenwich and the Barts Health NHS Trusts. The laboratory supports adult and paediatric stem cell transplantation, adult kidney transplantation, paediatric heart, lung and thymus transplantation as well as a variety of immunogenetics services.

Main duties of the job

The position requires a specialist practitioner in H& I who performs, analyses, interprets test results and prepares reports. The post holder will have appropriate delegated responsibility and will help in the organisation and the day-to-day operation of both the Serology and Molecular sections of the laboratory. They will participate in the day to day liaison with clinical units and will undertake directed R& D projects including the development, validation and implementation of new procedures. Following appropriate training, the appointee would be required toparticipate in our out of hours on-call service for deceased donor organ transplantation.Applicants should possess a relevant degree and experience in the field ofHistocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Applications will be considered from applicants registered with the HCPC (BMS or CS) or those with significant H& I experience working towards state registration.Applicants in their final year of STP training will also be considered.

About us

The NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership is an arms-length organisation providing pathology services to Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. The Pathology Partnership is hosted by Barts Health.

The Pathology Partnership is based on well-established models for pathology networks, with the Royal London Hospital becoming the main hub laboratory for the network and Essential Service Laboratories (ESL) as a minimum at all other Hospital sites. Pathology is made up of the following services - Blood Sciences including Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Biochemistry Infectious Diseases including Microbiology and Virology Cellular Pathology including Histopathology, non-gynae Cytology and mortuary services Immunology Cytogenetics and Molecular Haematology Immunophenotyping Clinical Transplantation and Retinoblastoma.

The 2020/21 total operating costs across the Partnership were c. �126m per annum with a workforce establishment of circa. 822 WTE. We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

For enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Delordson Kallon on 02032460472 or 07531511177.

Person Specification



  • oHighly specialist experience of immunology and H& I serology and molecular genetics (gained over at least a 3 year post graduate period) covering all routine and non-routine tests
  • oExperience in HLA routine and non-routine serological techniques including Luminex antibody screening and identification, CDC screening,CDC crossmatching and flowcytometric crossmatching
  • oExperience in HLA routine and non-routine molecular techniques, including HLA typing by NGS, PCR-SSP, Luminex and qPCR
  • oExperience of design and implementation of validation of new processes, kits, reagents and equipment and developing and carrying out laboratory audits that lead to changes in practice in the department


  • oPost HCPC registration experience working in an H& I laboratory
  • oEvidence of involvement in research projects.
  • oEvidence of involvement in research projects.



  • oHighly developed practical laboratory skills and manual dexterity in order to carry out on call and routine laboratory tests with speed and accuracy
  • oProven organizational skills and be methodical and adaptable
  • oMust be able to work unsupervised from week to week and prioritise own workload and those of junior staff
  • oMust be able develop and implement policies in all area of the laboratory
  • oWill be required to take overall responsibility for managing an aspect of the laboratory service, including placing contract orders and managing equipment as required. Options include but are not limited to training, audits, document control, H& S, asset management and change control
  • oWill be required to manage junior staff in the regular maintenance of equipment, departmental H& S or control of laboratory reagent and consumables stock
  • oMust be able to apply own judgement to the interpretation of a range of complex laboratory results, including Luminex antibody, HLA type, CDC crossmatch and Flow crossmatch, correctly analysing the complex data and making judgements about potential further investigations
  • oMust be able to take into account patient clinical history, including relevance of patient disease type and stage, treatments and medication the patient might be on, as well as impact of previous transplants and other sensitizing events and type of donor and nature of any HLA mismatches
  • oMust also be able to propose quality improvement changes to all areas of the laboratory
  • oComputing skills (Microsoft Office), experience using Laboratory Information Systems and H& I analysis software



  • oHighly specialist knowledge in immunology and H& I serology and molecular genetics (gained over at least a 3 year post graduate period) covering all routine and non-routine tests



  • oMust have a BSc in a biological science
  • oMust have post graduate training in H& I gained either through the STP route, through BSHI Diploma followed by the clinical portfolio leading to HCPC state registration as a clinical scientist or through the BMS state registration followed by the Specialist Portfolio in H& I or Immunology



  • oDesire to learn and develop own skills and career in H& I
  • oAbility to work as part of a team
  • oParticipation in appropriate CPD scheme and maintenance of HCPC Registration
  • oGood communication skills with staff at all levels including other members of the interdisciplinary transplant teams
  • oWill need to provide and receive complex HLA data orally (in person and over the phone), in writing and in electronic form, where there are barriers to understanding. The data provided will influence whether or not a transplant goes ahead and may be challenged by transplant surgeons or consultant haematologists
  • oMust be able to plan and organise several complex activities in and out of hours e.g. in a lone working environment to obtain a crossmatch result, forming plans and adjusting those plans to the unique situation for each unique crossmatch
  • oMust be able effectively direct and manage the on-going routine duties of MTOs and Healthcare Scientists in a section of the laboratory under the guidance but not supervision of the Head of Section. The Section Head will provide and define the expectations but the post holder will manage the teams to deliver on those expectations
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital

Pathology & Pharmacy Building


E1 2ES

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