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Advanced Biomedical Scientist - Automated Haematology (Blood Sciences)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge in a place to take your career to the next level? Would you like to join a friendly, progressive, innovative team and play a part in the transformation of pathology services across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw? Do you want to work in a fully UKAS-accredited, modern laboratory environment where you can make a difference?

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Blood Sciences - Automated Haematology department at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, part of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Pathology Partnership, for a substantive Band 7 Advanced Biomedical Scientist.

The post holder must demonstrate specialist knowledge and will be responsible for the operational management of the automation and morphology sections of the laboratory, ensuring a quality, continuous, clinical diagnostic and therapeutic service. They will support the Haematology Scientific Lead BMS to ensure provision of service to patients from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Primary Care Trust.

The Blood Sciences Department is initially separated into Automated Blood Sciences and Specialist Blood Sciences services. Automated Blood Sciences comprises the disciplines of Automated Clinical Chemistry, Routine Haematology, Routine Coagulation (NGH) & Blood Transfusion. Specialist Blood Sciences further encompasses the specialised disciplines including Cell Markers, Haemolysis, Immunology and Specialised Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology.

Main duties of the job

If you would like to join a friendly, progressive, innovative team and play a part in the transformation of pathology services across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw we would like to hear from you.

As an integral part of the Haematology Senior Team, you will have a key role in operating the framework for quality management across sections of the laboratory. This is to include quality and clinical governance, staff development and training, information management, strategic planning, supplies management, capital procurement and personnel. You will supervise Registered BMS, Trainee BMS and Biomedical Science Assistant grades and co-ordinate the organisation of a departmental section(s) on a day-to-day basis and provide information and progress reports e.g., staffing, workload, performance, and non-conformities, to the Scientific Lead BMS and Blood Sciences Manager at regular intervals. You will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting staff attendance and allocating annual leave.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of 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 �1.2bn, 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.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the recruiting manager to arrange a discussion about the role and where possible undertake a site visit.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • HCPC registered
  • FIBMS or MSc (in Discipline or equivalent) or IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma (Blood Sciences)
  • IBMS Specialist portfolio (Blood Sciences) or other BMS (Blood Sciences) specialist qualification
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Further Management training



  • Extensive experience in a UKAS accredited clinical (Blood Sciences) Laboratory.
  • Experience with a wide range of Blood Sciences Diagnostic techniques


  • Experience in application and monitoring of UKAS standards
  • Experience in demonstrating leadership qualities

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good IT skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, QPulse, LIMS etc)
  • Ability to Lead a Team
  • Effective Communication skills, written and oral
  • Evidence of effective time management skills and with a methodical approach
  • Ability to motivate oneself and other staff


  • Ability to deliver new services

Personal Qualities


  • Commitment to complete and maintain Mandatory training and required laboratory competences
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and allocate work and work under pressure
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Prepared to work flexibly including participation in weekend and evening work and out of hours rota as required
  • Commitment to Providing 8am-8pm service and weekend out-of- hours work
  • Have good hand eye coordination to perform complex analytical procedures
  • Commitment to 24/7 working if required

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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