Biomedical Scientist - Cytology

Band 5/6

Main area
Division B - Cytology
Band 5/6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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£28,050 to £43,041 p.a. pro rata
26/07/2018 23:59
Interview date



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.

The Cervical Cytology Network is part of The National Cervical Screening Programme, participating in primary cytology and primary HPV screening of women and is based in a purpose built modern building on the outskirts of Newmarket close to the A14 with free parking, it is not on the main Addenbrooke's Hospital site.

This busy department is seeking two Cytoscreeners or HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists with specialist knowledge and experience in Cervical Cytology who hold the Cervical Cytology certificate of competence to join its existing team. These roles will be either band 5 or 6 (depending on experience and qualifications) to be involved with primary cytology screening of cervical samples working to a personal performance target as per NHSCSP guidelines. The roles require the successful candidates to primary screen and rapid review cervical samples and to report negative and inadequate samples, investigate and act appropriately on abnormal results, determine primary HPV screening pathways, the acceptance/rejection of cervical cytology samples, the management of patients recall and HrHPV triage and Test of Cure samples; this would also include contact with clinicians. State registered BMS staff will also be involved in validating HPV results. The posts may also involve the supervision and training of less experienced staff and line managing staff within the team. The post holders will also be required to oversee a variety of technical and administrative duties where you will need to use your initiative and work to deadlines. 

Suitable candidates should have good communication and interpersonal skills and a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. They will be also be required to maintain clinical records in relation to activities carried out as well as inputting/interrogating test results of others.

This post is due to close on 26th July 2018. 

Band 6: £28,050 to £36,644 p.a. pro rata

Band 7: £33,222 to £43,041 p.a. pro rata

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

Helen Hagger, Advanced Biomedical Scientist on 01638 569170 or