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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/06/2022.

BMS Experienced/Entry Level Blood Sciences

Job Reference: 163-2301E-06-22

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.



£25,655 - £31,534 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 5)

£32,306 - £39,027 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 6)

37.5 hours per week - PERMANENT


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


Haematology at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Blood Sciences department of Barnsley and Rotherham Integrated Laboratory Services. This modern department offers a wide range of diagnostic testing facilities for Rotherham and Barnsley Hospitals as well as local GP practices. The department is fully UKAS accredited and an IBMS accredited training laboratory.


Within the laboratory we work with Advia 2120’s with automated autoslide stainer, Stago StaMax and Chemistry analysers that are linked by a Siemens automation system. In addition, there is a Starrsed AutoCompact for ESR analysis and a hematek slide stainer. Blood transfusion use the BioRad IH1000’s.


Requirements for the different banding:

  • To apply for the Experienced BMS post in Haematology, the successful candidate must be state registered with Health and Care Professions Council. You will have several years’ experience in an NHS Haematology/Transfusion laboratory and hold the IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Haematology or equivalent.

  • To apply for the entry level role, you will hold the IBMS registration portfolio and need to have experience working within an NHS Haematology/Transfusion laboratory.


    Once trained you will be committed to supporting the 24/7 out of hour’s service.


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


    Barnsley 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.


    For further information please contact the Ellen Colwell, Integrated Blood Sciences Manager (BRILS) on 01226 432061/01709 427621 ( or Emma Williams, Deputy Blood Sciences Manager and Haematology Lead BMS (BRILS) on 01226 432061/017094251 (


Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust is one of five Trusts involved in the formation of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Network. The aim of the Network is to deliver 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.

A collaborative Network will also provide rewarding job and career opportunities for all staff. An Outline Business Case, which described the Target Operating Model for the future Network, has been agreed between Partner Trusts. The proposed Target Operating Model will ultimately lead to the consolidation of services across SYB. As work progresses to establish the Network, staff will be consulted about proposals that may involve them

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail.Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).The cost of the DBS will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Please note that these charges are not applicable for roles band 5 and below.


As from 6th April 2022 the charges will be:


Standard Check:£18.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one-off payment.

Enhanced Check:£38.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £13.69 deduction from 1st months’ salary, then deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th June 2022

Interview to be held on: Tuesday 12th July 2022

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-2301E-06-22


Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

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