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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2020.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

Job Reference: 236-DPG-P267-2020

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£31,365 - £37,890

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.


Pathology at Wigan and Salford (PAWS) provides Microbiology Services for Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Christie Pathology Partnership. We are based at Salford Royal Hospital a large and well respected teaching hospital, located only a short distance from the cultural and social advantages which the cities of Manchester and Salford have to offer.

We have ISO 15189 accreditation ; have IBMS training laboratory status and process approximately 730,000 specimens per annum, with a broad repertoire of diagnostic testing, including general bacteriology, molecular, parasitology, mycology and serology with a number of automated systems including antibiotic susceptibility testing, blood cultures, Maldi-TOF and molecular equipment. Continuous professional development is actively encouraged with regular in-house meetings. Further study may also be available.

To complement our excellent team further we are looking for an enthusiastic innovative and highly motivated individual committed to providing a high quality service to join us in this very busy department.

You should have good technical expertise, a sound knowledge of diagnostic microbiology, with excellent organisational, communications and interpersonal skills.

You should be either registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), or have evidence of eligibility and have completed the IBMS registration portfolio/ equivalent.

You should have either the IBMS specialist portfolio, or equivalent qualifications and/ or able to demonstrate equivalent experience.

Please note that we are currently not able to consider employment of trainee Biomedical Scientists i.e. applicants without the above requirements.

It is important to note that if you are successful, you will be required to participate in all rosters when competent i.e. weekend, bank holidays, out–of–hours services including the on-call service.

Please note we may be unable to return telephone calls so please email if you are unable to make contact by telephone.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Ryan
Microbiology Service Manager
0161 206 5025

Samantha Fish
Microbiology Operational Manager
0161 206 0087


If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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