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Biomedical Scientist

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified BMS in the Haematology department within the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine. You will work within a team in the Haematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion Sections.

The laboratory provides an extensive range of investigations to support the specialist patient population of this tertiary referral paediatric hospital. This includes a wide range of specialist investigations for both haematology and haemostasis, and support for patients with multiple special requirements in Blood Transfusion. You will be trained to perform the technical and scientific work in the Haematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion sections within the laboratory. The department is UKAS accredited and is also an IBMS accredited training laboratory.The department encourages all staff to further their experience and encourages attendance at both internal and external courses/presentations. The Trust has excellent links with the Institute for Child Health and staff can have access to the library facilities within the Institute. The post holder will be supported to complete an IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Haematology and Hospital Transfusion Practice.Applications are invited from candidates who possess a degree in Biomedical Science and are registered with the HCPC. Consideration will also be given to applicants who are awaiting degree results or final verification of their IBMS Registration portfolio.

Main duties of the job

  • You will participate in out of hours shifts after completion of training the laboratory provides a 24/7 service.
  • To undertake laboratory techniques to a high standard of technical excellence in line with department standard operating procedures
  • To work efficiently to ensure that all results are reported within the departmental TATs and report to a senior staff member any deviations
  • To be familiar with assays/procedures conducted in the department in terms of indications, principle, procedure, interpretation, and limitations and trouble shooting
  • To authorise and report results of investigations, to interpret results to assist diagnosis
  • To add clinically relevant comments, in line with laboratory policy and to advise clinical staff of appropriateness of investigations relating to patient's condition and to request further tests where necessary
  • To understand and work within the framework of the department Quality Management System (QMS)
  • To perform the internal quality control, and to investigate any deviations
  • To Keep check of stocks, reagents and consumables and to order supplies as appropriate

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • BSc in Biomedical Science
  • Registration with HCPC: training/assessment completed in a Haematology/Blood Transfusion Laboratory
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Experience in a routine Haematology / Blood Transfusion Laboratory
  • Knowledge of the QMS
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards



  • Understanding Health and safety procedures and practises
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street



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