Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Pathology - Blood Sciences

Band 6

Main area
Division B - Pathology
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
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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.

Full Time (Average 37.5 hours/week) Biomedical Scientist Band 5 (HCPC Registered)  or Band 6, Salary £26,565 – 35,577 per annum (plus out of hours enhancements) at Addenbrooke’s

The Department of Blood Sciences - Biochemistry, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - currently has vacancies for qualified, quality driven, enthusiastic and committed HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientists, to join our highly dynamic, hardworking and friendly team of experienced Biomedical Scientists and Support staff. The department is CPA Accredited and is an IBMS accredited training laboratory.

Ideally, we are seeking to recruit Registered Specialist Biomedical Scientists with or without a Specialist Portfolio on a substantive term contract to join our busy Biochemistry Section of the Blood Sciences Laboratory, working the Full 24/7 Shift as operationally required. If the appointed successful candidate at Band 6 level does not have a Specialist Portfolio, he/she will be expected to complete a defined proportion of the Specialist Portfolio within a set timeframe as part of their educational training and personal development. Progression to the next incremental pay scale will then be determined upon your progress and completion of the defined areas of the Portfolio as identified at your annual appraisal. This rule will not apply to staff already with an MSc degree if appointed.

You will be HCPC registered, with an IBMS accredited degree in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent, and with a sound working knowledge of Clinical Biochemistry and possibly recent experience of working nights and out-of-hours. The Blood Sciences Laboratory provides a full 24/7 multidisciplinary service supported by a shift system (Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions apply) including weekends and Bank Holidays.  Following suitable training and successful competency assessments, you will be given the opportunity to work on the shift pattern which will include a Core, Late or Night shift. As part of your Night shift, you will be supported by Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA) in Blood Sciences.

Non HCPC registered applicants need not apply for the above posts as they will not be shortlisted.

The CPA accredited and HCPC accredited training laboratory at Addenbrooke's, Cambridge University Hospital is busy and diverse, processing in excess of 7.5 million tests per year.

The Blood Sciences Laboratory is one of the largest in the UK, providing a wide range of combined services for Biochemistry and Routine Haematology from one floor.

The Blood Sciences department is equipped with a Siemens Track system supported by an Aptio Automation system, Advia 2400, Centaur XP and Dimension EXL 200 Chemistry analysers, alongside Advia 2120’s and ACL Top 750s. IT functionality is provided by a Laboratory Middleware - CentralLink Data Management System - and the Trust Epic/Beaker system.   

A willingness to cross train is essential in this role. As part of the move to be multidisciplinary trained and encompass the Haematology side of Blood Sciences, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to rotate into Haematology as and when appropriate.

The department is very proactive in education and development. We support a variety of CPD activities and have a dedicated and qualified Training team coaching staff undertaking Registration and Specialist IBMS Portfolios.

This post is due to close on 19th February 2018.

Interviews are due to take place between 28th February and 2nd March 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.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mobo Laniyan (Operations Manager, Blood Sciences - Biochemistry) on 01223 596262 or email mobo.laniyan@nhs.net

Rachel Moates (Operations Manager, Blood Sciences - Haematology) on 01223 596262 or email Rachel.moates@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038