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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/07/2022.

Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 415-Z22-457

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Northern Devon Healthcare Trust)
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata

Biomedical Scientist (qualified, HCPC registered) – Band 5 full time

We are delighted to be able to recruit a Biomedical scientist to join our small and friendly Microbiology team based at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple, Devon.

It is an exciting time to join the North Devon team, with the roll-out of the Epic Electronic Patient Record and Beaker LIMS allowing closer integration with our sister laboratory at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.


About us

North Devon Hospital is part of Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which provides integrated acute and community services across Northern and Eastern Devon. The department has achieved UKAS accreditation to ISO 15189 and is an IBMS approved training laboratory. The Northern laboratory undertakes bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and molecular testing including SARS-CoV-2.

North Devon offers a fantastic combination of coastline and countryside, with the famous surfing beaches of North Devon and the beautiful National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor on your doorstep. Barnstaple and the surrounding area also boast excellent local schools, golf and tennis facilities, vibrant theatres, art and music, and abundant family opportunities and a relaxed pace of life.


Job responsibilities

You will be working as part of a small, busy team to undertake clinical technical investigations for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. You will be required to undertake clinical technical investigations for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. Once competent (after appropriate training) you will be expected to: coordinate, validate and authorise the day to day technical activities of a section of the laboratory to help with quality management activities of the laboratory such as audits, competency assessments and other activities as and when required; Contribute towards the training of technical, scientific and medical staff.

You will rotate throughout the laboratory and working on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and on-call on a rotational basis is a requirement of this post. To see full list of duties and main responsibilities please refer to the full job description.

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 5 (£25,655 - £31,534).

Please refer to the attached document for instructions on next steps.

About you

We are looking for an HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist with NHS experience. Post-registration laboratory experience in a Microbiology laboratory and expertise in Bacteriology are essential prerequisites for this position. The ideal candidate will be friendly, enthusiastic and self-motivated with good organisational and communication skills. You must have the ability to work under pressure and work well within a team.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Michael Callaghan-Martin or Simon Turnbull on 01271 320278.


Closing Date: 22nd July 2022

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

UK Registration

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

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