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Haematology Automation Senior Biomedical Scientist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Haematology Automation Senior Biomedical Scientist

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership's (ESEL) Haematology Department.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Biomedical Scientist with a positive attitude, strong leadership skills and committed to meeting the needs of our patients by participating in a 24-hour Agenda for Change shift system.

The successful candidate will be primarily based at The Royal London Hospital site (RLH) but may be expected to cover and support other ESEL sites depending on service demand.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Haematology Laboratory, predominantly leading the Automated Haematology section, and will take direction from supporting Operational Leads in transforming the delivery of services.

***Previous applicants need not apply***

Main duties of the job

The department utilises Winpath LIMS and uses Sysmex equipment in Haematology and Coagulation across all sites.

We invite applications from enthusiastic candidates who have completed a relevant MSc or IBMS Special Examination (Fellowship) and who are interested in opportunities for progression and development within our organisation.

About us

The NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership is an arms-length organisation providing pathology services to Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. The Pathology Partnership is hosted by Barts Health.

The Pathology Partnership is based on well-established models for pathology networks, with the Royal London Hospital becoming the main hub laboratory for the network and Essential Service Laboratories (ESL) as a minimum at all other Hospital sites.

The 2020/21 total operating costs across the Partnership were c. �126m per annum with a workforce establishment of circa. 822 WTE. We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you require further information please contact:

Jaz Dadhra, Haematology & Red Cell Operational Lead via Telephone on 020 324 60409 or email

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate. To demonstrate our commitment we use the disability symbols on NHS Jobs.We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful. All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months probation period.In submitting an application form, you authorise Barts Health to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.All vacancies followed by INTERNAL ONLY, have been classified as an internal role and only internal candidates will be considered. 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



  • MSc. Biomedical Science or IBMS Special Examination (Fellowship)
  • Holder of the IBMS Certificate of Competence, Registration Portfolio.
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


  • Management/ Quality training
  • Knowledge of higher specialist but relevant area



  • At least 5 years post HCPC registration in diagnostic Haematology & Blood Transfusion.


  • Experience of effectively managing staff
  • Experience of teaching staff



  • Advanced scientific knowledge for relevant discipline
  • Detailed understanding of UKAS, Quality Management Systems
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety Legislation
  • Good understanding of Governance Requirements.
  • Detailed knowledge of MHRA legislation


  • Advanced QPulse user
  • BBTS Specialist Certificate in Transfusion science practice



  • Competent in quality management techniques.
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and able to communicate effectively with staff
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present data/results/concepts


  • Good keyboard skills
  • Polite, helpful and confident manner



  • Reliable, responsible person.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to perform required duties with any appropriate aids or adaptations
  • Hold no reservations in handling human body fluids, tissue, organs, or infected material in accordance with Health & Safety policies.


  • Previous NHS experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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