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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting to our Haematology and Blood Transfusion Service and are looking for enthusiastic, committed and innovative specialist biomedical scientists to join our team. The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of a quality driven, cost effective, patient focused service consistent with the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust's objectives.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, the post holders' main role is to carry out the examination of samples using various technologies which may be of a specialist nature and to report or present the results as appropriate. It is expected that the post holder would have a considerable degree of autonomy and would be able to work unsupervised for significant periods. The post holder will be expected to assist the section manager in the daily operation of the assigned section including the supervision more junior Registered BMS and support staff.

Specialist Biomedical Scientists will hold the Specialist Portfolio in Haematology and Blood Transfusion (or equivalent M level qualification) and will be encouraged to to work towards a Higher Specialist Diploma. A minimum of 12 months experience in a UK based laboratory is essential criteria for applicants.

We actively encourage visits prior to application.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

The Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is a large, busy teaching hospital with a wide range of clinical specialties including Adult and Paediatric Haematological Malignancies, Haemophilia and Thrombosis, Haemoglobinopathies, as well as routine screening. The Queens Medical Centre Campus is the regional Trauma Centre for the Trent region. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the 24hr/7 days a week roster including across both sites at QMC and Nottingham City Hospital as well as gaining knowledge in the non-routine services of red cell and coagulation investigations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be required, amongst other responsibilities, to carry out all laboratory analyses associated with the post, including reporting results, maintaining appropriate records and documentation undertake specialised analytical work in designated areas of the department.

Take delegated responsibility for the quality control, operation, routine maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment and to undertake quality control procedures, examine quality control results to identify poor performance and instigate appropriate action.

Take delegated responsibility for the supervision, training and coaching of staff as well as giving advice to colleagues and or clinicians regarding the appropriateness of samples or assays.

Maintain standards of laboratory policies and procedures to ensure that the department meets external Quality Assurance and Accreditation standards.

Rotation into specialist sections that include haemostasis and thrombosis, red cell investigations and antenatal serology.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered BMS (HCPC)
  • Shows and awareness of methods
  • Has completed the IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent


  • 2 years experience
  • Knowledge of specialist discipline to postgraduate diploma level or equivalent



  • Able to demonstrate competency in laboratory techniques
  • 12 months UK diagnostic laboratory experience
  • Ability to demonstrate post Registration experience covering competencies and capability in routine haem/bt


  • Demonstrates knowledge of advanced techniques or instrumentation
  • Shows and awareness of method development and new technologies

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to critically evaluate data and trends


  • Experience of troubleshooting appropriate laboratory instrumentation
  • Able to make judgements regarding a complex facts or situations that requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options



  • Able to demonstrate use of basic IT packages outlook/excel/word
  • Understands data input
  • Understands data protection/information governance/GDPR


  • Able to demonstrate use of pathology IT LIMS/Q-pulse/EQMS
  • Able to demonstrate data manipulation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham University Hospitals

Derby Road



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