Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Division B - Histopathology
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£26,565 to £35,577 p.a. pro rata
28/06/2018 23:59



Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Biomedical Scientist qualified to specialist level, to join the Cambridge University Hospital’s Histopathology Department, at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Addenbrooke's Hospital is a leading center for cancer diagnosis, transplantation, training and innovation, it is located on the rapidly expanding Biomedical Campus. The campus offers a range of amenities for staff, including an on-site gym, nursery, staff accommodation and a bicycle repair shop for staff cycling to work.

The Department provides a Histopathology and Diagnostic Cytology service for the Cambridgeshire area. The department is well equipped, fully computerised and UKAS accredited to ISO standards 15189.We process approximately 80,000 histological cases, and 9,600 non-gynaecological cytology cases per year. The post holder would join the department working in a large friendly team, at an exciting time of change, as the department is due to re-locate into refurbished laboratory space in 2019.

The post will involve routine laboratory functions as outlined in the job description. You will be expected to participate in the 24/7 histopathology on-call service, on a rotational basis. The on-call service provided by histopathology helps asses the suitability of organs for transplantation, therefore the post holder will be playing a key role in helping patients obtain organ transplantation. Previous experience of performing on-call, Mohs and frozen sections would be advantageous, however training will be provided.

You will be a good team worker, with good time management skills who is able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic Specialist Biomedical Scientist to gain experience, expanding their role within healthcare science. This is as the department is offers a range of specialised histopathology diagnostic tests. The department is working towards extending the role of biomedical scientist’s, utilising biomedical scientist's skills within specimen dissection. You will also act as a line manager to junior members of staff, therefore this is a chance to develop and strengthen leadership skills. 

The closing date for this post will be the 28th June 2018.

Interviews are due to be held on the week commencing the 29th July 2018.

Pay award pending from 1st April 2018.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below – CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Beverstock, Senior Biomedical Scientist, on 01223 348213 or Clairebeverstock@nhs.net