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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2020.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2239439-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Point Of Care Testing
Cross-Site, Leicester
£30,401- £37,267 per annum

Band 6 Specialist Biomedical Scientist Point of Care Testing (POCT)

Fixed Term Post (12 months)

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join our small but highly committed point of care team working closely with nursing and medical colleagues.

You will possess a degree or equivalent qualification approved by the IBMS / HCPC and will have successfully completed a postgraduate specialist portfolio with sufficient post registration experience in order to enter at band 6, or have a post graduate degree in a relevant subject.

You will have a special interest in POCT and will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of professional expertise and quality, whilst supporting the team in delivering the Trust objectives of a high quality, cost effective service.


You will form part of a multidisciplinary POCT team that work across three UHL hospital sites. Knowledge of relevant guidelines and experience of inspections by regulatory bodies would be an advantage. The nature of the work requires you to be flexible in your approach to work.


This is an exciting time to join our team as we develop, influence and deliver a new service model of connected network dual blood glucose and ketone meters to support the Trusts insulin management strategy. We are looking for an experienced individual who can drive these changes through: promoting a vision, effective influencing and the ability to form constructive relationships.


Training in all aspects of the job will be given. You must also be a well-motivated team member who is able to prioritise and work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. You must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and a high level of numeracy. You should have previous experience with pathology computer systems. You must also be able to demonstrate evidence of ongoing CPD. Attendance at external meetings as appropriate will be encouraged.

If you would like to discuss this post further or have any questions please contact

Jasminder Dhillon

POCT Manager

Tel: 0116 2586319




For further details / informal visits contact:

Jasminder Dhillon

POCT Manager

Tel: 0116 2586319


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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