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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/07/2020.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2404414-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per ann

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

FastTrack Haematology, Blood Sciences, Pathology

£31,365 to £37,890 pa + enhancements for unsocial hrs

Working pattern: 24/7 Shifts

We have exciting opportunities for a suitable qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist (BMS) to work as part of our Haematology team within the FastTrack Laboratory of Blood Sciences.

The ideal candidates must be HCPC registered, will have completed a Specialist Portfolio (or equivalent) in their respective discipline and have demonstrated ability and knowledge at that level for at least 24 months. Candidates will also be considered who have started their Specialist Portfolio.

The post holders will be expected to assist the section managers (Team Leaders) in the daily operation of the assigned section including the supervision of more junior State Registered BMS and support staff.

With a passion for Haematology you will be an experienced Biomedical Scientist who will join our team at an exciting time of change and modernisation. You will help to support the team to embed our quality culture into everyday practices through your understanding of UKAS IS0 15189 standards and how these impact on a clinical laboratory.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of Routine Haematology testing as well as other disciplines within Blood Sciences, and be able to show an ongoing commitment to continued training and education.

You will be a well motivated team member who is able to prioritise and work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. The role includes shift working across all UHL sites and across the 24/7 period. You must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, a flexible approach in line with the Trust agenda of service reconfiguration and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure. Previous experience with Pathology computer systems for Blood Sciences is essential.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Melbourne (Blood Sciences Deputy Service Manager), on telephone (0116) 258 6574 or email


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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