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Biomedical Scientist- Part Time

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 Per annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Struggling with your work/ life balance? Looking for something part-time? If yes, this job may be perfect for you! We'd like an enthusiastic and motivated BMS to join our friendly team for a part-time (3 days) Band 6 post at our Multilab at Chorley District Hospital.

To be recruited straight to Band 6, you'll need a Specialist portfolio, those without will be recruited at Band 5. However, we value our staff and fully support their professional development. We are an IBMS approved training laboratory and actively encourage working towards the Specialist Portfolio and moving up to Band 6.

Main duties of the job

Our Multilab is based at Chorley District General Hospital and provides Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Biochemistry analyses. The site provides specialist Oncology and Orthopaedic services along with routine services.

Our major equipment comprises Sysmex XN and CS series analysers in the Haematology section and the Roche Pure C303/ E402 combined Chemistry and Immunoassay modules in Biochemistry. Automation in Transfusion is provided by state of the art Diamed IH1000 analysers. The Trust has remote access Haemobank fridges which allows remote electronic issue of blood units.

You will be based at Chorley Hospital, however we encourage working across sites at both Chorley and Preston hospitals for team-building and competency completion.

About us

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, we have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Performs work duties to the standards required as a HCPC Biomedical Scientist
  • Undertake the correct procedures for the handling of specimens, pre and post analysis.
  • Maintain and operate equipment used in the preparation and analysis of specimens.
  • Perform a range of laboratory tests autonomously and demonstrate an understanding of the scientific basis for tests and the disease processes under investigation.
  • Demonstrate awareness of factors affecting sample integrity, risks associated with the sample reagents, or method and other tests indicated by the outcome of the analysis.
  • Use the main laboratory computer system in accordance with service requirements

For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Nicola Peacock Job title Lead BMS- Haematology Email address Telephone number 01772 522623

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to discipline
  • Good application


  • Specialist Portfolio in Haem/ BT/ Biochemistry
  • NBTS Introduction to Blood Transfusion
  • Completion of relevant external analyser courses

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working in a UKAS accredited laboratory
  • Able to commit to hours required
  • Understand the components of a quality management system


  • Experience of UKAS/ MHRA inspections
  • Experience of working as a BMS in a Blood Sciences
  • Extended specialist experience e.g blood film review, non-routine coagulation

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston

Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood



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