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Biomedical Scientist/Trainee Biomedical Scientist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum, if trainee, Annex 21 applies at 75%
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for well-motivated, enthusiastic HCPC registered BMS to join our team.

For newly qualified BMS there is support for completion of the specialist portfolio. The successful candidate will be expected to work as required at any of the 3 laboratory sites. Following suitable training you will be expected to participate in the 24/7 working pattern and rotate through the various sections of the department.

For Applications from Individuals requiring UK Visa sponsorship please check the current UK Government Visa regulations before applying - specifically around the salary requirement for Biomedical Scientist rolesHowever the department will consider trainee BMS for this post as follows.
  • Unregistered individuals with an IBMS accredited BMS degree will be employed as a Trainee band 5 BMS using Annex 21 (formally Annex U - at 75%)
  • The department may consider applications from indivduals about to complete an accredited BSc in BMS

The department offers one of the largest Clinical Chemistry and Immunology repertoires in the UK, currently receiving over 3,500 samples each day and has fully automated analytical equipment. Specialist assays are offered on both a regional and supra-regional basis for special proteins, steroid and protein hormones, porphyrins, trace metals, molecular diagnostics, metabolic assays and Immunology tests.

The department actively encourages participation in CPD to develop skills that will assist you in the pursuit of your career ambitions

Main duties of the job

To provide, in a professional manner, quality analysis of biochemistry tests for patients of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff and Vale Local Health Boards, and for tertiary referral samples from other UK laboratories sent for specialist investigations.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Honours science degree recognised for HCPC registration
  • HCPC Registration Certificate


  • Degree in Biomedical Sciences
  • Membership of professional body



  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Experience of working in a Clinical Laboratory


  • Experience of working in a Medical Biochemistry/Immunology laboratory

Skill and Knowledge


  • Evidence of good IT skills
  • Evidence of Team Working
  • Evidence of communication skills
  • Good written English
  • Evidence of using a laboratory computer system
  • Experience of TRAKCare IT System


  • Evidence of using Microsoft based It packages e.g Excel and Word

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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