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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/05/2021.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-3029420-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Point of Care Team, Pathology
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Point of Care Testing (POCT) 1 x Full-time Post (Band 6)

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified HCPC registered 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.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Jasminder Dhillon

POCT Manager

Tel: 0116 2586319



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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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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

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