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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/07/2022.

Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 470-22-262-RH

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
Band 5 - £25,655 to £31,534

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Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

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Band 5 – Biomedical Scientist – Full-time - Permanent

The Cellular Pathology Department at Isle of Wight NHS Trust is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our small friendly department and assist in the ongoing development of the service. We are looking for a registered Biomedical Scientist to work in the department. This post would also suit a graduate with a Biomedical Science degree that is accreditable by the Institute of Biomedical Science as we can offer training to complete the IBMS registration portfolio.

We handle 10,000 histology and 1,200 non diagnostic cytology specimens a year and run a busy immunocytochemistry service. The Biomedical Scientists participate in the small specimen tissue transfers and the department has Advanced Practice Biomedical Scientists who participate in advanced dissection.

The laboratory is currently in the process of refurbishment and replacing all the major pieces of equipment, this is due to complete in July 2022. Implementation of a new pathology LIMS, which is a joint project across the Southern Counties Pathology Network is in progress and we will start testing in July 2022. A Digital Pathology system is planned for the end of the year.

The Trust is planning to increase the amount of elective surgery it undertakes as part of its recovery plan to reduce the waiting lists. The department is therefore introducing Saturday working to meet turnaround time. This will involve delivering a limited service, on rotation, with a week day off in lieu.

Good interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

Active participation in CPD and opportunities for further study are encouraged and supported wherever possible.

The Isle of Wight provides a superb location in which to work and live. The Island hosts events such as Cowes week, music festivals, walking festivals and a cycling festival. There is ample opportunity to participate in water sports, walking and sailing along its many miles of breath-taking coastline.

There are good ferry links to Southampton and Portsmouth with onward rail connections to London.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Helen Tasker, Head of Service, Cellular Pathology at

Emma Ramberg, Senior Biomedical Scientist at

or call 01983 534819 to speak to one of the team.


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