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Biomedical Scientist (Haematology)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology is on a transformational journey that will fully integrate our existing pathology services, providing the best possible service for patients and clinicians across the Integrated Care System. It is our mission to deliver high-quality and innovative laboratory medicine solutions to patients, clinicians and partners to improve health, add value to patient care, safeguard best clinical outcomes and support the transformation of healthcare across SYB and beyond.

We are searching for a Biomedical Scientist to join our team in the Haematology laboratories at STH primarily based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital site.

Applicants must possess an accredited degree in Biomedical Sciences, have relevant experience in Haematology, and hold current registration with the HCPC (Band 5/Band 6 BMS). We will also consider applicants without specialist portfolio if no suitable band 6 level applications are received. In these circumstances, we would appoint to AFC band 5, or an annex of the band 5 pay scale for applicants who are imminently about to obtain HCPC registration or Trainee BMS. The appointee will join in the 24/7 OOH service provision.

Applicants must be aware that this post is predominantly secondment cover. This post is permanent however, the successful candidate will be appointed with the understanding that they may be re-located to any SYBP site once/ if the substantive postholder returns from their secondment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as an HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist providing scientific services to patients as an aid to clinical diagnosis. The successful candidate will be required to participate on the 24/7 out of hours rota and undertake a wide range of complex analytical procedures, performing a range of manual, semi-automated and automated tests using scientific knowledge and experience to comment upon and validate results in line with ISO 15189. The post holder will:
  • Be responsible for the production of accurate and timely Laboratory investigations.
  • Assist in maintaining high scientific and technical standards.
  • Adhere to all Trust and Departmental Policies.
  • Assist in planned Research and Development
  • Promote and maintain a high standard of relevant education and training.
  • Stimulate and take part in scientific and technical research and development (Band 6)

The successful applicant, following appropriate training, will participate in the 24/7 service provision on either site, as well as contributing to the extended core working as defined in AfC terms.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

STHFT operates with a budget of �1.2 bn, has a workforce of over 18,500 employees, covers five hospital sites, provides care from over forty community settings, and has an excellent reputation for research.

As an organisation we value and respect our staff and the community we serve. We provide excellent staff benefits this includes commitment to professional development but also many initiatives to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Pathology Partnership are invested in training, developing, and supporting staff in all aspects including academic courses from certificates of achievement, registration, specialist and higher specialist IBMS portfolios, apprenticeships and leadership and management qualifications. We pride ourselves in enabling opportunity across all our sites to develop staff and provide a strong and sustained service for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Please also note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 5 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 6.

Person Specification



  • (Band 5 & 6) BSc in Biomedical Sciences or other IBMS accredited degree
  • (Band 5 & 6) Registered with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist
  • (Band 6) Specialist Portfolio or old HPC Logbook- or evidence of significant post registration experience.


  • Evidence of continued CPD including relevant courses with regards to H& S, leadership, quality or training



  • (Band 5) Haematology NHS Laboratory experience.
  • (Band 5) Understanding of biomedical scientist role
  • (Band 6) Routine automated haematology & Blood Film morphology
  • (Band 6) Automated blood grouping and antibody screening.


  • (Band 5) Experience in specialist areas of haematology/ coagulation.
  • (Band 5) Knowledge of IBMS career pathways and HCPC requirements
  • (Band 6) Specialist experience in haemoglobinopathies and/or cell markers
  • (Band 6) Relevant knowledge and experience of current laboratory technology.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Keyboard and basic IT skills
  • Have an awareness of Health & Safety issues
  • Evidence of effective time management skills and with a methodical approach
  • Evidence of good manual dexterity
  • Able to follow and work to SOP and Policy
  • Ability to work individually and part of a team.


  • (Band 5) Blood Transfusion Course attendance.
  • (Band 6) IBMS CPD Diploma or evidence of CPD
  • (Band 6) Experience with current LIMS/ IT systems.

Other Factors


  • Effective oral and written communication skills. (Band 5)
  • Candidates must be prepared to work flexibly within a 24/7 service framework as part of a rota and at either site (NHG/RHH) (Band 5 & 6)

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • (Band 5) Accuracy / Methodical approach
  • (Band 5) Hand-eye coordination
  • (Band 5) Team working ability
  • (Band 5) Effective time management
  • (Band 5) Problem solving skills
  • (Band 6) Good communicator
  • (Band 6) Ability to prioritise work
  • (Band 6) Work in an organised manner
  • (Band 6) Flexibility to be team worker or work alone


  • (Band 5) I.T. skills
  • (Band 6) Presentations at local or national level

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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