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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Biomedical Scientist Specialist

Job Reference: 165-21-03-130

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 

Biomedical Scientist (Specialist)/Entry Level BMS Histopathology

Agenda for Change Band 6 £31,365 - £37,890 / (or Annex 21 Band 6) 

37.5 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Biomedical Scientist who is professional, reliable, innovative and flexible to join our friendly and hardworking team.  The department offers training and development opportunities for the right candidates to further develop their skills and ambition.

Ideally the successful candidate will be state registered with Health and Care Professions Council, have at least two years post registration experience in a Histopathology laboratory, have Andrology experience, Non Gynae preparation experience and hold the IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Cellular Pathology or equivalent. Applications will also be considered from candidates who do not have the Specialist Portfolio.

Rotherham General Hospital provides an extensive range of medical and surgical specialties. This busy Histology laboratory is fully UKAS accredited and is well equipped. The laboratory provides a comprehensive diagnostic Histopathology service and currently performs approximately 15,000 histological requests, 800 non-gynaecological requests, and 600 Andrology requests per annum.

The post is based at Rotherham Hospital but the successful candidate may also benefit from working at our partner laboratory in Barnsley.

Spread over a 5-day week the successful applicant will be expected to be part of a team that provides an efficient and flexible diagnostic service.

Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated close to the Derbyshire Peak District and is within easy reach of the major cities of Sheffield and Leeds. There is a wide range of good quality housing for purchase or rent available at affordable prices in the area. Local social, cultural and sporting activities are in plentiful supply and there is a good choice of schools on both the public and private sectors. South Yorkshire is well located for easy travel to most parts of the country via good road and rail networks.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is currently one of five Trusts involved in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Transformation Programme. The aim is to design a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients and clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine solutions that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. The service will also be efficient and sustainable, encourage research and development in collaboration with Acadaemia and Industry to improve health and wealth in the region and provide rewarding jobs and career opportunities for all staff. The Transformation Programme may include the consolidation of some services. Staff will be consulted about proposals that may involve them.

For more information please contact Tracy Hamilton-Martin, Integrated Cellular Pathology Manager on 01709 427108 / 07526 916303, email or Lisa Donnelly, Histopathology Site Operational Manager on 01709 427109 email

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

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